In Mexico, A Dartmouth Grad Fights Poverty Through Capitalism
March 30, 2013 | Forbes
Dartmouth engineer Fernando Orta '08 returned to his hometown of Mexico City and founded a financial services company called Podemos Progresar (“We can move forward") with a mission to create products and services that change people’s lives.
New issue of Dartmouth Engineer magazine
March 5, 2013
FEATURES: intersections between the arts and engineering; space weather research and avoiding damage from solar storms; re-engineering Thayer School's Machine Shop
Who Needs Batteries? Seacoast Firm Stores Energy With Air
March 1, 2013 | NHPR
NHPR interviews the VP of energy storage company SustainX, founded in 2007 by Professor Charles Hutchinson and engineering students Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09, Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04, '08, and Troy McBride Th'01.
Sproxil Ranked in Top Ten Most Innovative Companies
February 11, 2013 | Fast Company
Sproxil, co-founded by Ashifi Gogo Th’10—the first graduate of Thayer’s Ph.D. Innovation Program, is ranked #7 on Fast Company's list of "Most Innovative Companies 2013." Sproxil is cited "For sticking it to anyone selling fraudulent goods."
LuminAID Featured on NBC’s Today Show
January 1, 2013
Featured on the Today Show's "Top technology trends for 2013," the LuminAID solar light was developed by Dartmouth engineer Anna Stork ’08 and her classmate Andrea Sreshta at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Support Thayer by December 31 ... Get a Tax Break Next April
December 20, 2012
Give online to the Thayer School Annual Fund by midnight EST, December 31, to qualify for a 2012 tax deduction. Even the smallest gift makes a difference.
Warm Up, Cook, Recharge: A Smart Tool Born of Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
November 10, 2012 | The Daily Beast
It was originally meant for hikers, but the BioLite CampStove [co-founded by Jonathan Cedar ’03 and Jonathan den Hartog ’03 Th’05], which converts wood-burning fire into electricity to charge cellphones, could revolutionize disaster relief.
Dead Phone Battery? Just Burn Something.
November 6, 2012 | The New York Times
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in the Northeast, BioLite, co-founded by Jonathan Cedar ’03 and Jonathan den Hartog ’03 Th’05, stepped in to help out with a a $130 camp stove that doubles as a power source.
Alumnus creates textbook alternative
October 9, 2012 | The Dartmouth
Ariel Diaz ’02 Th’04 is offering students across the country an alternative to buying costly textbooks every term through his new startup, Boundless.com.
A Storage Solution Is in the Air
October 1, 2012 | The New York Times
SustainX Inc.—founded in 2007 by Professor Charles Hutchinson and engineering students Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09, Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04, '08, and Troy McBride Th'01—is set to build a pilot isothermal plant capable of storing and releasing up to two megawatts of power.