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Over the summer, the Global Grand Challenges Summit convened in Washington, DC. Over the course of the summit, the Royal Academy of Engineering hosted a podcast contest. Bethany Gordon, a Ph.D. student from the University of Virginia, voiced the winning podcast. Listen to it here.
This summer, University of Pennsylvania engineering students took first place in the Formula SAE competition. Their black steel electric race car went from zero to 60 in a whiplash-inducing 2.6 seconds! Read more about their win here.
A team of seven University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering undergraduates won first place and earned the top prize of $20,000 in this year’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge for their efforts to develop low-cost tools to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before patients show symptoms. Read the story here.
Grad school is overwhelming in so many different ways–not only are you digging into the material deeper than ever before and conducting your own research, but you’re also dealing with a whole new set of academic political dynamics. You have to answer to your advisory committee and professors while still following the passion that got you into the school in the first place. But what if your advisers won’t even, well, advise you? Captain Awkward answers some questions about standing up for your research while taking care of yourself in grad school. Read more here.