Profiles in Engineering, June 2012

Celena H. Dopart, MA A 2012, has been chosen as the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America of the Year for the Women’s At-Large division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Dopart recently graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in aerospace engineering and a perfect 4.0 G.P.A.

Celena Dopart

She was a four-year member of the WPI field hockey team, vice president of the Society of Women Engineers, and will be attending graduate school at MIT this fall. Read the news release

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The Business Insider recently reported on Airtime, a video chat service that went live this week after years of development. Even though co-founders of Airtime include Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and early president of Facebook, the article was focused on Benjamin J. Stover, (OK B ’07) “Airtime’s superstar engineer.”

A graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he majored in computer science and mathematics, Stover’s focus is currently on “Airtime’s privacy and security, keeping the site safe for its users.” Previously, he worked for the Mozilla Corp. as a mobile frontend developer on the Firefox web browser.

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As part of the 2012 Invention Awards, awarded by Popular Science, PuzzleCast was highlighted. The invention was created by a team of engineering students from the University of Virginia interested in minimizing the “long periods of immobilization that help heal broken bones but can harm otherwise healthy joints and muscles.” Click here to read the article about the new modular cast

Amanda L. Harton, VA A 2012, is one of the inventors of PuzzleCast. In 2011, the team received a grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance to test PuzzleCast. Next up, the plan “is to license the design to a manufacturer that can do clinical trials, develop more sizes and a version for legs, and bring the PuzzleCast to patients, possibly as soon as in the next three years.”

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