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Engineering Events

10-Year Engineering Reunion

In May 2014 we celebrated the 10th reunion of our first engineering graduating class from 2004. Pictured here are 11 of the 19 graduates along with faculty members.

5th Year Reunion, Class of 2009. Pictured here are 7 of the 20 graduates along with faculty members.

Engineering Forums

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

Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Faculty in the News

Picker Engineering Faculty Member, Glenn Ellis, was named as a 2016 Semi-Finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for great teaching. The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. (April 2015)

Researchers decry limits on drones, Boston Globe. Professor Paul Voss (August 2014)

College Speakes up against tight drone regulations. Professor Paul Voss TV interview on Fox Business segment Countdown to the Closing Bell. (August 2014)

Hot off the press, Professor Susannah Howe feature in IEEE Pulse article "Faculty Internships for Capstone Design Instructors". (June 16, 2014)

Campus School Sixth-Graders Test New Engineering Software, project "Through My Window" created by Professor Glenn Ellis. (June 4, 2014)

Professor Susan Voss received an R15 AREA grant from NIH for her project: "Development of a normative database for wide-band acoustic immittance measures" July 2014 - June 2017. (June 3, 2014)

Hot off the press, Professor Andrew Guswa publish paper: Guswa, Andrew J.,K.A. Brauman, C. Brown, P. Hamel, B.L. Keeler, and S.S. Sayre, 2014. Ecosystem services: Challenges and opportunities for hydrologic modeling to support decision making,Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2014WR015497 (June 2, 2014)

Student Reflections on Capstone Design: Experiences with Industry-Sponsored Projects. Professor Susannah Howe, a guest editor of International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE) Vol. 30-1. (April 16, 2014)

The Crucial Role of the Hydrologist. Professor Andrew Guswa talks about the role of the hydrologist in ensuring reliable and safe water. (Mar. 10, 2014)

Students in the News

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


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.


On March 1, 2015 members of Smith College's National Society of Black Engineers and members of the Picker Engineering Community gathered to volunteer at Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity's Women Build house in Easthampton, Massachusetts. NSBE President, Essence White, handled logistics for the build while participants Alex Williams, Martha Azu, Emma Rocco, Michaela Thomas, Naomi Miller, and Martin Green enjoyed the snowy build day. Special thanks goes to Volunteer Coordinator Janet Bordwin Kannel, of PV Habitat, for providing an on-campus orientation sesison.

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)

Lawren Gamble '14 summer research at the University of Alabama with Dr. Amy Lang, through a NSF REU program. Surface Patterning (Video). (Feb. 17, 2014)