February 20, 2018 - 9:03pm
University of Pennsylvania's engineering dean was the first featured speaker in the University Lectures's spring series.

It was an unusually warm February night at Hendricks Chapel, and Dr. Vijay Kumar made sure to acknowledge that as he thanked the audience that turned out to listen to his speech.

“I’ve been to Syracuse 4 times, and I’ve learned usually not to come during a month with the letter R in its name,” Kumar joked, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd.

May 29, 2016 - 2:14pm
Although underrepresented in many science and technology fields, undergraduate SU women are stopping at nothing.

When asked about the challenges for female students in science and technology fields, Sharon Alestalo is quick to mention "molehills" of disadvantages.

The program director for Syracuse University's WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) said researcher Virginia Valian accurately described how women find it difficult to break into male-dominated fields.  

February 11, 2015 - 1:48pm
Students formed teams, constructed robots and pitted them against one another in the statewide robotics competition.

The crowd roared at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena and Events Center.

“30 seconds left in the round. 30 seconds," an announcer blared into the microphone. "Blue team leads red team. Looks like it’s going to be a close one folks.” 

June 27, 2013 - 8:53am
The members of Formula SAE overcome setbacks, work to complete their car in time for local competition.

Nick Bruno leans back on the desk behind him, ready to address his fellow group members. Bruno, vice president of Syracuse University's Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Race Team, is outlining the road ahead as the group prepares to finish the racecar it’s building for competition.

“We should make a new frame,” Bruno says, which draws some laughter from the group. Later, he asks for a list of suggestions, which reads, “New frame, new frame, new frame,” before someone else finally asks, “Do you think we need a new frame?”

November 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Bernard Amadei explains how engineers can help make the world a better place.

On Tuesday evening, Bernard Amadei assured the Hendricks Chapel audience that he came in peace.

The co-founder and president of Engineers Without Borders - USA promised he wouldn’t talk about fancy engineering or explain complex equations. He wanted to speak to the Syracuse University students and faculty about engineering with a human face.