2014 News

Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

October 22, 2014

William Green, a junior mechanical engineering major at the University, has been awarded an scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. He has conducted research with UR Professor Stephen Burns on ways to create optical elements with a 3-D printer, and last year was the usability project team leader on the Baja SAE team, which creates and builds all-terrain vehicles each year. “William possesses a rare combination of academic excellence, experience in hands-on engineering, imagination in research, and a desire to contribute to the University community,” said John Lambropoulos, chair of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the materials science program. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award encourages students to aid the United States in retaining world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in these fields.

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Solar Splash team perseveres at world championship

June 20, 2014

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(During the first sprint heat, U of R got off the line quicker than World Champion Cedarville; narrowly missing a T-Bone collision as the Cedarville Boat lost control due to hitting U of R's wake​.)

What do you do when your boat springs a leak 45 minutes before a competition?

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Riccardo Betti named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

April 4, 2014

Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor at an installation ceremony on April 3. Endowed by an anonymous donor, the professorship honors Robert L. McCrory, who has been the director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) for three decades.

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Senior John Cormack will present research at national conference

January 30, 2014

john cormackSenior John Cormack's abstract submission, "Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Parameter Study of the Mammalian Cochlea," has been accepted for presentation at the NCUR (National Council on Undergraduate Research) 2014 conference this April at the University of Kentucky. Chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, the abstract demonstrates a unique contribution to the field of study.

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