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Mechanical Engineer Spends Winter Break in Togo as a Klemm Fellow

Zhixin Kang ’18, a mechanical engineer, spent three weeks in Togo over this past winter break as part of the Klemm Fellowship. While staying with a host family, he did arts and crafts work for a local organization. Click below to read more about the Klemm Fellows and their experiences abroad. Read...

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Bioengineering Alumni Recognized for His Work as a Minerva Fellow

Matthew Wolford ’16 was recently featured in the West Onondaga County Journal. The story focused on his ongoing experiences in Uganda as a current Minerva Fellow. At Union, Wolford was a member of Golub House, men’s crew, and Delta Kappa Epsilon.

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Stephen Hoeprich Wins SAME Award

Stephen Hoeprich was recently awarded the SAME award. Stephen provided some information about this award and what it means to him. SAME stands for Society of American Military Engineers.  The SAME ROTC Award of Merit is a bronze medal with bronze key replica.  It was authorized in 1948 to be awarded annually to outstanding junior and senior engineering student in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).  Students must be a junior or senior engineering student actively enrolled in an ABET accredited school and in ROTC.  Five-year students must be in their fourth or fifth year.  The...

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Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim ’16 wins Fulbright Research Award

Bioengineering major Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim ’16 wins Fulbright Research award.  He will travel to the University of Ulm in Germany to conduct his research. The following is an abstract describing Theo’s research project: The pelvis has an irregular geometry, which makes fracture fixation difficult during surgery. At Union College we have identified a novel plate design that promises to better contour the fracture and expedite healing. At the Orthopaedic Institute of Ulm, the Spine Research laboratory possesses a state of the art spine simulator, which can be instituted to...

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Bioengineering alumna wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

We congratulate bioengineering alumna Megan Mancuso who won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. We further congratulate bioengineering alumna Amy Loya who received Honorable Mention. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”. Learn more

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Five Union students named University Innovation Fellows

                      Five students have been named University Innovation Fellows, a highly-selective program designed to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation among students nationwide. They are: Luke McCaffrey ’18, a bioengineering major from Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Lakhena Leang ’18, a biochemistry major from DeKalb, Ill; Arielle Singer ’18, an Organizing Theme major (Marketing Engineering Products) from Culver City, Calif; Robert Barsamian ’17, an Organizing Theme major (Entrepreneurship) from Newton, Mass.; and Vera Marsova ’18,...

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Electrical Engineering Students Participate in the CREATE Symposium in Albany

  Diana Temple ’16 and Qianyue ‘Nancy’ Guo ’16 attended the CREATE Symposium on Tuesday April 12, 2016 with their faculty advisor James Hedrick.  This symposium showcases projects created by engineering students which help and benefit individuals with disabilities in the work place.  Student from a number of different colleges attended to show the designs that they had created. Temple and Guo worked with the Schenectady ARC in order to create projects that could be used in their facility.  The Schenectady ARC is a place where individuals with disabilities can go...

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Htoo Wai Htet ’16 named Watson Fellow

Htoo Wai Htet ’16 will travel the world next year, funded by the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program. Htet is one of 39 students nationwide selected for the fellowship from more than 700 candidates nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States. Read...

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Congratulations to our HPV Team!

Congratulations to our HPV Team!

  This past weekend, Union’s Human Powered Vehicle Team competed against a variety of teams from a number of different colleges and universities at the competition in Gainesville, Florida.   The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) created the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) and hosts the competition each year in a variety of locations. The Union team competed at the HPVC East competition in Florida. There was also HPVC West in San Jose, California, HPVC India in Delhi, India and HPVC Latin America in Bogotá, Colombia. On the website for the competition, it...

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Engineering Ambassadors

Engineering Ambassadors

Union College joined the growing number of chapters in the Engineering Ambassador Network this past year. During the weekend of Sept. 4-6, students attended a workshop with chapters from RPI, UConn, Tufts, WPI and University of Maine. Over the course of a few days, they fine-tuned their presentations and demonstrations that they can bring to middle and high school students throughout the Capital District. The group will be particularly focused on working with female and underrepresented groups of middle and high school students to change the conversation about engineering.    ...

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Sean Farrell ’17 selected as a University Innovation Fellow

Sean Farrell ’17 has been named a University Innovation Fellow, a prestigious program designed to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation among students nationwide. Read...

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Power play: Robots take center ice at Mayor’s Cup

On a late afternoon this week, a group of students gathered around a work station in the composites lab in Butterfield Hall. The six – mechanical engineering students Ryan Tremblay ‘16, Jonathan Martin ‘16 and Marian Chee ‘16, along with Sean Kingsbury, Ethan Kranick and Julian Van Court Wells from nearby Schenectady High School, examined a radio-controlled car resting on a table. Read more  ...

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Hristina Milojevic named a University Innovation Fellow

Hristina Milojevic named a University Innovation Fellow

Hristina Milojevic (ME ’15) has been named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), and a pinning ceremony led by Wendy Sternberg, dean of Academic Departments and Programs, to celebrate her tremendous success was held on Thursday. Read more

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Prof. Thomas K. Jewell Retires

                      Thomas K. Jewell, Carl B. Jansen Professor of Engineering retired after over 36 years of dedicated service, which included 12 years as chair. Prof. Jewell joined Union College in 1978. He earned his B.S. degree in 1968 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He earned his M.S. in Environmental Engineering in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1980; both from the University of Massachusetts. Prof. Jewell is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York. Prior to his retirement, he served a...

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Carson Miller Leads Union College Robotics Crew

Led by Carson Miller (EE ’15), two teams of Union’s most talented engineering students were tasked with designing and building two completely autonomous robots capable of navigating a standard nine foot by nine foot maze in as short a time as possible. The UCRC entered two robots called Wall-E and Synthia in the maze competition and presented an accompanying design presentation. Read more

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Joe Maher named Minerva Fellow

Joseph Maher (BNG ’14), named one of Union’s eleven Minerva Fellows, is headed to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Eleven Union College seniors were recently chosen to represent the College’s next Minerva Fellows program. They will travel the globe to work in developing countries while paired up with a social entrepreneurial organization. The students will work for 11 months and return to the College and live in a Minerva house for one month, where they will participate in a social entrepreneurial course and educate current students about their experiences abroad. Read...

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Steinmetz Car drives into the spotlight

A College treasure is moving from the garage to the living room. The top-of-the-line 1914 “Duplex Drive Brougham” Detroit Electric automobile that belonged to Charles Proteus Steinmetz will go on display in the first-floor corridor between Wold and Olin. Read...

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Union team charges ahead with Chester’s Chariot in engineering challenge

A team of five mechanical engineering students brought home a second place trophy in endurance and finished ninth place overall with its custom-built “Chester’s Chariot” in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Union students joined teams from 36 institutions around the world in designing and constructing a fully human powered vehicle that can be used as a model for use in underdeveloped countries and other parts of the world where modern means of transportation are not an option. Read...

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Ashley Johnston is featured at the NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit

Union College women’s ice hockey senior defenseman Ashley Johnston (ME ’14) was one of four student athletes from across the United States to participate in this year’s NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit. Johnston was joined by other student athlete innovators from Stanford and Princeton to take part in the one day summit at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas on April 7. Read...

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Sean Day named Watson Fellow

Seniors Sean Day (BNG ’14) and Shiqing “Licia” He are the latest Union students to be awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Day and He were among 41 students selected as Watson Fellows from more than 700 candidates nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States. {Photo by Matt Milless} Read more  ...

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Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selects Amy Loya

Amy Loya (BNG ’14) selected to WBCA Good Works Team INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 20 men’s and women’s college basketball student-athletes named to the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®. In its second year, this preeminent community service honor recognizes college basketball players who have made a commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others. Union College senior Amy Loya (BNG ’14) has...

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Union Collaborative Design Studio is on TV

Click here to see how a Union engineering student is changing lives.

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