Have you ever been on a roller coaster and wondered how it works? Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and constructing a roller coaster?
This week, local students and teachers are getting that opportunity, as Clarkson University...
Every time I hear some report about 3-D printers my brain gets snagged on the concept. What does that mean? How can you “print” three dimensions? My 20th century DNA just can’t compute “3-D printer.”
So there I was...
Every few years news stories circulate about how advanced the Netherlands is at preventing devastating flooding.
Sometimes that’s because of current events like Katrina, or Sandy. Other times the tone of coverage is simple awe at stupendous...
Olympian Erin Hamlin (left) and Duncan Kennedy of the United States Luge Association work with Professor Doug Bohl, grad student Brian Heckendorf, and Professor Brian Helenbrook on sizing a sled so that they can model it electronically, and then manufacture it. Photo: Clarkson University
Feb 25, 2014 — The Sochi winter Olympics have wrapped up, but Clarkson University researchers are already working on the 2018 Winter Games: Mechanical engineering professor Doug Bohl uses computer models and wind tunnels to build a faster, more comfortable sled for American lugers. Go to full article
May 06, 2002 — Clarkson University has announced the largest gift in its history -- $30-million dollars to support engineering and science programs at the Potsdam school. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Nov 16, 2001 — From designing a better can opener to building more fuel efficient cars, engineering takes the theories of science and applies them to real life. But teachers of engineering often struggle to bring real-life lessons to the classroom. A class at SUNY Canton gives high school students a chance to grapple with real engineering problems, but with a seasonal twist. Students have to design and build a catapult to launch rotten tomatoes the furthest. David Sommerstein went to see the homemade catapults in action. Go to full article