All posts by Jenn Pocock

Olin College Students Develop Gloves that Tweet

Engineering students Andrew Deaver, Patrick Huston, Byron Wasti, and Keenan Zucker created the Hashtag Gloves. Via @HashtagGlove on Twitter.
Engineering students Andrew Deaver, Patrick Huston, Byron Wasti, and Keenan Zucker created the Hashtag Gloves. Via @HashtagGlove on Twitter.

Love it or hate it, the hashtag gesture has enjoyed moderate success over the past couple of years since it first popped up. In 2013, Jimmy Fallon was seen hashtagging (hashing?) not once, but twice with celebrities Justin Timberlake and Jonah Hill. Continue reading Olin College Students Develop Gloves that Tweet

Intel Pledges $300 Million for Diversity

via Thinkstock
via Thinkstock

Intel President Renée James will oversee the effort of transforming not just the company, but the entire industry into one that is more welcoming of women and minorities. James, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, has allocated $300 million for a program that will build pipelines into the industry from underrepresented populations. Continue reading Intel Pledges $300 Million for Diversity

Students Develop Autism Snuggle Chair

An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.
An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.

A group of Kansas City high school engineering students are proving what many suspected: Hugs are the best medicine. They have designed a special chair for autistic children who respond best to sensory therapy—a treatment that provides a calming, deep touch squeezing pressure to overwhelmed autistic children. Continue reading Students Develop Autism Snuggle Chair

From the Student Division

SD_Logo_BlackMentoring through Proposed Research: Student Division Poster Session

The Student Division is pleased to announce the return of the Mentoring through Proposed Research Poster Session at this year’s annual conference. Co-sponsored by the ERM Division, the purpose of this session is to provide students an opportunity to connect with faculty and gain feedback on developing research projects in engineering education. Continue reading From the Student Division