Religious sisters have been part of life on The Bluff since the early days of the University, as caretakers, students, and professors. While most student-nuns enrolled in nursing and education courses, one did not, opting instead to enroll in an engineering course. The story of this nun and her interesting background is the subject of our latest post from the University Museum and Archives. Click this link to read more.
The University recently expanded its study-abroad options for engineering majors from a short week during the summer term to a full spring semester in Salzburg, Austria. Engineering students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Austria while staying on track to graduate with their classmates by taking advantage of courses offered at the Upper Austrian University in Wels, Austria. They can do so thanks largely to the use of web conferencing software that enables UP faculty to offer tutoring and support to engineering majors half a world away. Engineering instructor Niki Schulz recently spoke about her experiences using state-of-the-art web conferencing software to provide tutoring to students in Austria, and a podcast and transcript are available on the Tech Talk Podcast at http://tinyurl.com/otc88od.
For more information or to be a guest podcaster contact Sam Williams, information services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aziz Inan, engineering, was featured in an article titled “12/12/12 and the Myriad of Number Patterns in Dates” in the Surprising Science blog at Smithsonian.com on December 12 (http://tinyurl.com/b6vyvnm). His recent article titled, “Happy December 12, 2012–12-12-12 (121212)” was published in the blog thorugh a link to his website at http://tinyurl.com/br9bqav, also in articles in The Columbian (http://tinyurl.com/a4oty4l), The Seattle Times (see the article at http://tinyurl.com/a3559ef), and Turkish newspaper Haberturk (http://tinyurl.com/buohe5o). Science writer Dan Vergano from USA Today posted a link to Inan’s article on his Muck Rack blog at http://tinyurl.com/a6jvk25.