Summer STEM Fun Under the Sun
Rose-Hulman’s Operation Catapult program continues to live up to its name, helping upcoming high school seniors explore their interests in engineering and science, while providing insight on what frontiers are ahead in college. Two sessions are conducted each summer for a total of approximately 300 students from throughout the country. They work in teams, with faculty mentors, to complete a variety of hands-on projects—some in areas of interest and others offering brand new adventures.
English Professor Julia Williams, PhD, is among faculty in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences who are known for pushing their students to develop strong written and oral communications skills.
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Just how high does a fly ball fly? The architects designing the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field in the 1990s needed to know, because it seemed possible that the new baseball stadium’s retractable roof might interfere with the game below if a fly ball would hit the ceiling.
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Spotlight on Professor Diane Evans, specializing in teaching statistics. Evans likes to run her class like a conversation.
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Award-winning civil engineering educator Jim Hanson, PhD, believes teaching is more about giving students the ability to ask the right questions than providing future engineers with just skills to address tomorrow’s challenging problems.
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