In the News, April 2013

The Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) has announced the 2013 LACCEI Conference is to be held in Cancun, Mexico, August 14-16. The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to April 8, 2013. Visit the website for all the details


The recently profiled Nickie Hunter (MA A ’93), a New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation engineer. In her role as a district construction engineer she oversees a staff of 19 and is “responsible for all contract construction projects big and small in the southern part of New Hampshire.” She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Read the article for more about Hunter and her path to becoming an engineer


A tech startup created by four seniors from Carnegie Mellon University was recently named as one of the top 12 “America’s Coolest College Startups” for 2013. PayTango, “a fingerprint-based identification and payment system, allows users to keep their mountains of magnetic card information at their literal fingertips,” is the result of a new Tech Lab course at CMU. Click here for more about the development of the technology



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