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.
Whether at school or work, there is always someone who gets under your skin. The Washington Post has compiled a list of the different types of workplace jerks. Learn how to spot them in the wild and deal with them in a productive and professional way. Read more here.
As we mourn the loss of the United States’ chances at the World Cup, here is a look at some other teams that aren’t that great at soccer–robots.