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Engineering Events

In May 2016, we celebrated the 10th year reunion of our third engineering graduating class from 2006. Pictured here are 16 of the 34 graduates.

Engineering Forums

All Forums are located in Ford Hall 240 and are held from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Food will be served at these events, and students are invited to bring their own beverage.

Academic Year 2016 - 2017


Faculty in the News


Assistant Professor Sarah Moore helps Christine Yee’17, Darpan Bohara ’18, and Yashna Sureka ’17 land Gates Foundation award for $100,000. With support from the grant students will develop a fingerprint authorization system that will allow merchants in Nelamangala, India, to accept non-cash purchases from customers. The goal of this technology is to reduce costs, increase financial literacy, and help individuals meet financial goals. Read more here. (November 2015).


Smith 2014 alum Lawren Gamble presented her most recent research on morphing aircraft at the 26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADAPTIVE STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES in Kobe, Japan. She developed a numerical model to predict the optimal aileron deflections of a span-wise morphing wing to recover from stall and showed that the adapted morphing wing was able to reduce drag by 20%, twice as much as a non-morphing wing. (October 2015).


Professor Glenn Ellis and Team Through My Window gave the plenary talk at the Collaborative Knowledge Building Group’s fifth national congress in Trieste Italy, www.ckbg2015.disu.units.it/en/program.asp.(September 2015).


Professor Glenn Ellis was profiled in the September 2015 newsletter of the Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG). IERG newsletters are available at http://ierg.ca/how-we-can-help/newsletters/. (August 2015).


Smith College launched its Picker Engineering Program 15 years ago, promising to bring more women-who are educated in the liberal arts along with their technical training-into the male-dominated field. The Summer 2015 Smith Alumnae Quarterly features engineering alumnae who are delivering on that promise.


The influential National Science Foundation Faculty Career Development Program has awarded Caitlyn Butler, class of 2004, $500,000 to pursue her pioneering research on special "Algal-Sludge Granules," which cut electricity consumption in half, while also cleansing water.

Students in the News


Congratulations to Maya Kutz '15 for her award "Leadership in Environmental Sustainability", In recognition of an individual (or organization) that represents the ideals of sustainable leadership through advocacy, programming or community events. Award presented on Tuesday, April 15 at the Campus Center.


Congratulations to Society of Women Engineers for "Outstanding Community Service". In recognition of the development and implementation of a community service program, Introduce A Girl to Engineers Day. Award presented on Tuesday, April 15 at the Campus Center.

Congratulations to our Engineering Scholar Athletes. Lauren Hilton '14, Adrienne Horne '14, Xinyi Liu '14, Emily Lane '15, Lauren Weston '15, Yumeng Cao '16, Bethany Claps '16, Anna Partridge '16, Isabella Casini '17, Elsie Odhiambo '17, Jingyi Sun '17. (April 10, 2014)

Congratulations to Zhenzhen Tan '15 for being part of the Smith team that won"Best in Show" during a Five College Data Fest competition on March 27-29, 2015.


National Society of Black Engineers attended the 41st NSBE Annual Convention in California, March 25-29, 2015.