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ASCB Conference - Damian Di Florio
ASCB Conference - Damian Di Florio 

"The conference was a gathering of some of the greatest researchers in cell biology, from all over the world."   Read More 

SAE AERO Design Competition

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers student chapter at RMU has registered to take part in the SAE Aero Design Competition. This event will take place at the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Florida on April 21-23, 2017.

A total of 75 teams are registered in the competition with another 40 teams on a waiting list. Forty teams are from Universities within USA, ten teams from Canadian Universities and the rest of the teams come from Universities in India, Egypt, Turkey, China, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Poland.

What a great opportunity for our students to put their design and manufacturing skills into practice building a remote-control airplane! Some of the most relevant design constraints are that the airplane must have a maximum gross weight of 55 lbs and that it must be propelled by a single electric motor. The design must aim to carry as much cargo (weight) and passengers (tennis balls) as possible and includes a written report where students include drawings of the airplane and payload prediction against density altitude.

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John Hancock's Global Women Alliance: Women in Corporate America

Alyssa Sheehan, a sophomore actuarial science student, had the opportunity to attend John Hancock's Global Women Alliance: Women in Corporate America event in Boston on February 8th. She listened to women discuss what it is like to work in corporate America, at John Hancock specifically, from a woman's perspective. The women on the panel were able to share valuable pieces of advice for how to achieve one's goals, and they encouraged attendees to never discriminate against themselves because they are women. The panel also spoke on the importance of continuing to build upon one's skills and constantly seeking new opportunities.

SOA Student Case Study Challenge

The SOA is holding a Student Case Study Challenge, which provides an opportunity for teams of students to apply their actuarial skills on a real world problem. Over the course of eight weeks, teams of up to five students will research a case study situation, conduct actuarial analysis, formulate solutions, and present recommendations. Finalists will have the opportunity to formally present to a panel of SOA judges for top awards.  All teams meeting a minimum standard will be recognized in official SOA publications and team members will be awarded a certificate of participation. RMU will be represented by two teams of students for the case study challenge.