undergraduate students

Our Own Ridwan Hassen ’15 Named Rhodes Scholar

Ridwan Hassen ’15, of Marietta, Ga., has been named a 2015 Rhodes Scholar. He joins Miriam Kilimo ’14, of Nairobi, Kenya, whose scholarship was announced earlier this month.

“On behalf of the entire Dartmouth community, I am so proud of Ridwan and Miriam, who are each impressive scholars in their own right,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “The fact that the College has again produced two Rhodes Scholars in a single year speaks to the depth and breadth of the intellectual opportunities available to students at Dartmouth.”

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Explorations in Rapid Prototyping

COSC 89/189 Computational Fabrication was offered for the first time this Fall at Dartmouth, taught by Professor Emily Whiting. The course provided an in-depth study of 3D printing technology and cutting-edge research in computational methods for 3D design.

To culminate the term students presented independent design projects. The inventive array of products featured tileable gear art, smart gloves playing rock-paper-scissors, 3D mazes as light installation, a mobile app to create and simulate pop-ups, and much more. Students benefited from prototyping resources across campus including the Thayer School Machine Shop, Woodworking Shop and the Fabrication Lab in Sudikoff.

CS Major wins Goldwater Scholarship

Hongyu Chen ’15, a Computer Science major from Riverside, California, is one of only two Dartmouth undergraduates to be named the winner of the Goldwater Scholarship for 2014. Only 283 sophomores and juniors (from a total of 1,166 were nominees) were selected on the basis of academic merit for this prestigious award. Hongyu and Sarah Hammer ’15, an engineering sciences major from Villanova, PA, are featured in a Dartmouth Now article as well as on the main page of dartmouth.edu.

COSC 50 Students Program Flight

Students in “Computer Science 50 Software Design and Implementation”, led by Prof. Andrew Campbell, are attracting attention across campus with their "flying nanocopters." Programming these devices for real-time control is the topic of their final project in the course. This story has been covered by Dartmouth Now, and featured as the top story on dartmouth.edu.

Photos of the final demonstration on the Green can be found on Flickr.