Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology hosted the Second Annual Conference of Engineering Deans of Catholic Universities (EDCU), which was held on campus April 27-29, 2014.
Supported by funding from an Army grant since 2008, McQuilling is collaborating with Physics Professor Jean Potvin, Ph.D., to build parachute inflation models to assess the aerodynamic characteristics of various parachute designs and sizes of cargo payload.
The Academy of Science of St. Louis has selected Gregoriy Yablonsky, Ph.D., to receive one of the prestigious Outstanding Scientist Awards for 2013. Yablonsky was selected for the James B. Eads Award, which recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in engineering or technology.
Ten Parks College students earned 2012-2013 scholarships in the Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development (BOLD) program. BOLD scholarships are presented to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; major in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science; and declare a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of those four areas.
The Henry Luce Foundation, through the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, has awarded Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology $127,192 to support two fellowships for graduate women in engineering. The University will provide an additional $68,000 toward costs, bringing the total offered to $195,192 over two years for two outstanding women to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields.
On November 3rd, students of Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology gathered in teams to compete in The Annual Great Pumpkin Launch on Saint Louis University’s Tegeler Field. Teams were judged on accuracy, distance, and most innovative design.
The Weekly Innovation Challenge program has taken the next step in helping schools, organizations and institutions facilitate their own Innovation Challenges by creating a free iBook series, “Innovation Challenges - Mind Workouts for Teams.” The digital book illustrates mind exercises to create experiences that encourage the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.
The iScholars Program has selected 15 engineering students for the 2012 – 2013 academic school year. iScholars (innovation scholars), a student-led initiative, engage in different roles and activities such as community outreach, innovation leadership and design projects.