Logging on to the Future

Post remembers her final showcase at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. “It’s really stirring to think about how to make a whole performance look a certain way just with the lights. You can use the lights to emphasize whatever emotion is going on.” Post is one of the first interdisciplinary computation majors to graduate […]

Out of the Scrum, Success

On the first day of rugby practice only one player had ever heard the word rugby before. That day I saw Darrien double over in the middle of a drill because he’d only had a bag of chips to eat all day. I heard Brygton had been suspended for gang affiliations and learned Jacari didn’t […]
Ariel Oppong ‘16


“Where is the advocacy? Where is the publicity? Where is the compassion? Where is the health care? And why is this continuing?” —Ariel Oppong ’16 on substandard health-care conditions in Appalachia Eyes Wide Open From Africa to Appalachia, Ariel Oppong is asking tough questions about health care The Jan Plan internship working in hospitals in […]

Life Saver

It’s easy for Americans to take vaccines for granted. In developing countries, though, even when vaccines are available, heat and humidity threaten their efficacy for preventing debilitating diseases and death. If serum isn’t refrigerated throughout the supply chain—which might include a ride in an ice chest strapped to a camel—a lifesaving inoculation can be rendered […]

Ebullience on Exhibit

“The only way [the work] matters,” Wynn said as museumgoers streamed by, “is if they can recall it later as something dear and special.” —Omar Wynn ’74 The Smithsonian was preparing for the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of American History—a story to be told through photographs, a model of the 1964 New York […]
BioCarbon drone

Shooting for the Sky '12

Martin Tengler ’12 can picture a time when aerial drones fan out to map vast reaches of deforested land, and then plant thousands of seed pods that will turn wasteland into new forest. In fact, he can show you the video. Tengler is part of a startup called BioCarbon Engineering, the brainchild of a team […]

Matters of Life and Death

Responding to a Code 11 emergency call on the hospital’s PA, Choate strode into the ER, dressed in his blue flight-suit coveralls, to find a trauma team including two physicians assessing the case. On the gurney was a man with a gaping, diagonal chest wound caused by a circular saw. Choate positioned himself at the […]