On Campus News, February 2013

Last week the All First Team Capital One Academic All-District men’s and women’s basketball team selections were announced. The distinction recognizes these top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Honorees now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot.

Michael R. Groselle, SC G 2013, is a senior at The Citadel majoring in civil engineering. Last season, he was named to the All-SoCon team.

Lauren S. Burton was selected for the second year in a row. She is a senior at MIT majoring in mechanical engineering. She is eligible to join the MA Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi later this month.

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The New York Times published an article on the trend of offering courses and even majors in unmanned aircraft systems. The University of North Dakota was the first to offer this new major in 2009. Now under instructions from Congress, remote controlled vehicles will be integrated into the Federal Aviation Administration by 2015.

Andrew R. Lacher, (DC G ’86) a researcher at the Mitre Corp., says, “Just about anything you do with aviation today. You can do with unmanned aerial vehicles in the future.” Click here to read the full article

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Dana Hagen, LA B ’77, was recently profiled by The Daily Breeze (CA) for offering a class that “merges math and physics with hands-on projects,” called Principles of Engineering. This new class is being taught at Torrance High School (CA) where Hagen is a teacher.

Hagan graduated with an engineering degree from Tulane University and had “a long career in engineering before becoming a teacher a decade ago.” Read the article for more on this engineering course, the first of its kind in the district.

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