Giulia is a freshman advertising and public relations major at Loyola University Chicago. A native of Verona, Italy, Giulia appreciates the distinction of a high-quality Jesuit education in the United States.
About 300 Bay Area high school students gathered at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science over the weekend to pit the robots they had built against one another. The 2016 PiE Robotics Competition Game was hosted by Pioneers of Engineering (PiE), a Berkeley student mentorship program that promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education among kids who are underrepresented in the field or are underprivileged.
PiE was established at Berkeley in 2009, and began by serving six partner high schools. The program now involves 25 high schools and almost 100 Berkeley student mentors. Mentors travel as far as Hayward and South San Francisco twice a week to mentor their teams. For the last three years, PiE alumni have administered a scholarship program to help support the participants’ higher education in STEM. Twenty-six professionals in STEM fields also volunteered their time as judges for the robotics competition.
In southern West Virginia, a gigantic telescope stands against the backdrop of the mountains. Over the last few years, several hundred students across the country have learned at the feet of the Green Bank Telescope. Some will become scientists, and others will love science while pursuing their dreams. They're all teenage radio wave hunters searching for pulsars as part of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, a program of West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on a scenic riverfront campus in downtown Tampa. Known for its commitment to academic excellence and experiential learning, UT serves approximately 7,600 students from all 50 states and around the globe.
At the University of Washington, our pride and passion are limitless. And so is our belief that together, we will change the world. All it takes is the first step. So what are you waiting for?
From The Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pranaya Chilukuri fell in love with Georgia Tech as a child coming to science fairs and math competitions. Now she's getting redy to graduate with a degree in biomedical engineering. Along the way, she found a way to give back to the community and reinvigorate a love for Indian dance. "It's been a heckuva ride," she says.
From The University of California at Irvine -
Drake Dinh, biological sciences major, talks about his experience at UC Irvine, particularly pharmaceutical sciences and helping those in need through the Flying Samaritans club.
Corrine Vassallo, a Physics and Music Performance major, talks about her contributions to Carnegie Mellon University entry for the Google Lunar X Prize, an optical orbit determination system that will guide the lander to the surface of the moon. Professor Red Whitaker, her faculty research mentor and CEO of CMU spin-off Astrobotics, discusses how it is important for students like Corrine to have concentrated research time in the summer to grow as practitioners in their discipline.
Who can we depend on to tackle the big problems of our time? Push the boundaries of discovery and forge partnerships that lead to better answers? Who will work for the common good with uncommon will? Who will?
Georgia Tech is creating the next ‑‑ the next big idea, the next technology, and the next group of innovators and entrepreneurs. Institute researchers share how they’re creating the next diagnostic and medical devices, partnering with the Emory University and the CDC on microneedle technology to administer vaccines worldwide, developing the next generation of robots, working on autonomous vehicles to protect humans from dangerous environments, protecting laptops and smartphones from a new class of cyber attacks, capturing the sun’s heat and storing it in liquid metal, and reducing the time it takes to develop new microbes for producing bio-based fuels and chemicals.
From The University of Chicago -
Imagine yourself studying in a program with a rare combination of a vibrant intellectual climate that attracts the most talented scholars from all backgrounds, an empowering liberal arts education exemplified in our singular Core curriculum, and a campus environment that offers students the guidance and practical experience to succeed in any career they choose. Philanthropy will play a vital role in fueling this combination and preparing the brightest minds to go into the world and enrich human life through their work. UC will ensure that the best students can attend the College regardless of economic circumstances.
At the University on North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Improving the quality of life for people far too young to come to campus is the focus of one of Carolina’s newest student organizations. The Helping Hand Project, launched in 2015, is a group of about 40 students that use 3-D printing to make prosthetic devices for children and adolescents born without fingers.
Robots are cool, but Nhat Ho wants them to help change people's lives. "I want a future where the disabled, elderly and injured can wear cloth-thin robots to help them in their everyday activities," says Ho, a mechanical engineering student who worked in the Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Robotics Lab with assistant professor Ashish Deshpande.