Sameulina Wright and Ryan Kuhn were mechanical engineering students at the University of Michigan. Their movable, solvable 1,500 pound Rubik’s Cube was installed on North Campus last spring. See how they made it! Full video here.
High up in the Atacama desert, among the driest places on Earth, is where lithium is mined. This “smart phone juice” is what runs the batteries that power our lives, from phones to electric cars. View in Youtube.
By now, you’ve heard that both the House and Senate have passed new tax legislation, which has been heavily protested by students. Why? Because it will change how tuition reimbursements are taxed. Some say that this is a fault of the university systems, not just of the government. Still, the House and the Senate voted on two different bills and need to reconcile and vote it through all chambers before it’s fully passed. Here’s how it might affect you. Read more here.
This summer, at the Global Grand Challenges Summit hosted a podcast contest. Katie Brown, a polymer and fiber engineering graduate from the Auburn University and Yun Gu, an AI student from Peking University, China, voiced the runner-up podcast on encouraging women into the engineering pipeline. Listen here.
It may feel too early to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, but here’s one to add to your list: starting the new semester fresh and balancing school, work, and life as a grad student. Read it here.