Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics News
Ever played with K’nex? If so, you know how the construction set, a classic for any child growing up in the ’90s, can create more than just toys. It can build rollercoasters, architectural grandeurs worthy of Frank Gehry — and for Deitrich “Deke” Ludwig ’17, an electric truck.
Cullen Jemison ’19 plans an aerospace career to use his engineering and computer skills. But before he launches it, he’s gaining experience in a different kind of liftoff — as an entrepreneur.
Bill Falls discovered his scholarly calling by accident. A first-generation college student interested in law, Falls enrolled at Brandeis University because its law school placement rate was one of the best in the country. When the political science course he wanted to take was full, he enrolled in a psychology class on a lark and was captivated by his professor’s research specialty, sensation and perception -- how and why the brain misperceives an optical illusion like Escher’s impossible staircase.
The University of Vermont honored faculty members and graduate students responsible for nine patents at the 2016 annual Invention 2 Venture (I2V) conference, held Thursday, April 7. All the patents were awarded in the year since the last I2V conference was held in April 2015.
X-rays have long been used to make pictures of tiny objects, even single atoms. Now a team of scientists has discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure the motion and velocity of complex and messy groups of atoms.
The UVM Office of Technology Commercialization, the Vermont Technology Council, and the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies will host the eleventh annual Invention 2 Venture Conference on April 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dudley H. Davis Center on the UVM campus.