Major Grant Given to Computer and Electrical Engineers at MC

By Angelina Persaud, Asst. News Editor The National Science Foundation (NSF) has given a $300,000 grant to the computer and electrical engineering department for students to participate in a global project.  The project entails a collaboration between the University of Zaragoza in Spain and 18 undergraduate students from Manhattan College and the City University of New York at Staten Island students. The students “will be … Continue reading Major Grant Given to Computer and Electrical Engineers at MC

Society of Women Engineers Aspire to Inspire 

by Angelica Niedermeyer & Rebecca Kranich, Contributors From Oct. 21-23, Manhattan College’s chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) traveled to Indianapolis to attend their annual national convention.  This year, the theme of the SWE event was “Aspire to Inspire” as many guest lecturers and keynote speakers shared their experiences as women in engineering. MC’s chapter of SWE was able to bring 15 women on … Continue reading Society of Women Engineers Aspire to Inspire 

HeForSWE Promotes Allyship With Female Peers

by Shannon Gleba, Senior Writer The student body of Manhattan College is often full of allyship and support for their fellow Jaspers. In order to promote similar sentiments in the field of engineering, an organization called HeForSWE has been revamped within the past year as a space for male engineering students to become allies with their female peers.  For a number of years, there has … Continue reading HeForSWE Promotes Allyship With Female Peers

“The College That Built the City”: Higgins Center Groundbreaking

by TAYLOR BRETHAUER, Editor-in-Chief The Patricia and Cornelius J. Higgins Engineering and Science Center groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, April 26 in the Leo Hall parking lot. Many honored guests and alumni were in attendance as shovels were officially dug into the ground to symbolize the first phase of the south campus expansion. The phrase being thrown around throughout the day was “the college that … Continue reading “The College That Built the City”: Higgins Center Groundbreaking

Two National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Manhattan College Faculty

The National Science Foundation has awarded Manhattan College faculty two grants to fund particle physics research and to launch an Engineering Scholars Training and Retention Center at the college. Rostislav Konoplich, Ph.D. and professor of physics will use the funds to conduct further research on the Higgs boson particle, while Sister Mary Ann Jacobs, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and Zahra Shahbazi, Ph.D., assistant professor … Continue reading Two National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Manhattan College Faculty

Growing Pains: Engineering School Copes With Expansion

BY: LESLEY JOHN SENIOR WRITER As the School of Engineering faces record enrollment, the school is hiring more faculty and taking other initiatives to accommodate students in the Leo Engineering Building. “The students come first, and we always think how it affects the students,” Dean of the School of Engineering Timothy Ward said. Since 2008, the full time undergraduate population has risen by thirty-five percent. … Continue reading Growing Pains: Engineering School Copes With Expansion

Lead Engineer on the World’s Tallest Building Shares Philosophy Behind Design

Keep it simple, stupid. That was the message Lawrence Novak, lead structural engineer on the Burj Khalifa, had for a captive audience of students and faculty March 12. Novak discussed his approach to engineering the tallest building in the world and his belief in the human desire to build. “Making something simple is the hardest thing to do,” Novak said. “The reason it’s simple is … Continue reading Lead Engineer on the World’s Tallest Building Shares Philosophy Behind Design

Bronx and Beyond: Student Clubs Give Back This Spring Break

BY LESLEY JOHN SENIOR WRITER This spring break, Jaspers will be engaging in philanthropic activities in the local community and even in other countries. Engineers Without Borders, a co-curricular club established by a few engineering students several years ago, has been slowly expanding in the School of Engineering. For the last few years, the club’s executive board has been raising money to build a bridge … Continue reading Bronx and Beyond: Student Clubs Give Back This Spring Break

Engineering Class Pilots the Flip Class

Many college students have experienced moments when they wish they could stay in their beds but still get credit for going to class, especially during the icy winter months. With the new concept of a flip class here at Manhattan, this may become a reality. A “flip class” means exactly what its name implies. It is the opposite of a regular class where the lecture … Continue reading Engineering Class Pilots the Flip Class