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New students travel Parkview campus with "passports" in hand

Some 350 new incoming students traveled the Parkview campus last week with “passports” in hand, participating in a host of activities to introduce them to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Among other activities, they built bridges out of spaghetti, flew remote airplanes, and shook things up in an earthquake simulator.

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Auto lab upgrades make it a premier
teaching and research facility

WMU’s Automotive Laboratory recently received $400,000 in upgrades, making it one of the premier auto testing labs in southwest Michigan and an even more valuable resource for students, faculty and industry.

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Brueshaber awarded prestigious NASA fellowship

WMU doctoral student Shawn Brueshaber is interested in planets. Very interested. And NASA noticed. Brueshaber, who is working on his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, recently received a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship.  Of the 180 applicants in the fellowship’s planetary science research division, he was one of only 28 selected to receive the $30,000 annual award.

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Sunseeker team looking forward to showcasing new solar car

Western Michigan University has a new Sunseeker 2016 solar car and the team will be looking forward to competing in the American Solar Car Challenge’s Formula Sun Grand Prix in 2017. The new vehicle was nearly ready to compete in Pittsburgh at the 2016 American Solar Car Challenge this summer, but did not overcome a slow start and unexpected hurdles. Since then, the team continues to refine and test the new car and demonstrate its progress and handiwork by participating in a rigorous schedule of events in Kalamazoo and throughout Michigan.

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Engineers Without Borders chapter
re-established at WMU
Engineers tie for first place at conference
in Croatia
Simone Abrams
Tau Beta Pi chapter
for service
Damon Miller
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