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Articles by Carol Kim (4)

Science & Research

Researchers study tin whiskers in electronics

February 24, 2012 Comments are Disabled

On May 19, 1998, the Galaxy IV satellite suffered an on-orbit failure that resulted in a massive telecommunications disruption on Earth. Around 45 million pagers went out of service that day, among other communication outages. The failure of the satellite control processor was attributed to an extraordinarily thin, crystalline, hair-like growth on the electromagnetic switch, known as tin whiskers. 

University News

TWC appoints new assistant directors

February 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

After an intensive search conducted by Mary Grace Almandrez, director of the Third World Center and assistant dean of the College and student committees, Shane Lloyd MPH ’11 and Joshua Segui have been selected to serve as assistant directors for the Third World Center starting this semester. Lloyd will serve as assistant director for first- and second-year programs and Segui for co-curricular activities.  

University News

Program tests room-specific heating

November 9, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Diman House, outfitted with user-controlled, variable thermostats, will pilot the Dorm Energy Efficiency Project this heating season. During the season — which began in October and will finish by early spring — the Office of Energy and Environment, a division of the Department of Facilities Management, will compare energy usage in Diman to that of a similar residential hall.

Science & Research

Art for the sake of science

October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Science and art may appear to be distinct, but collaboration between the two, often born of necessity, makes it clear they are not mutually exclusive. The membrane between them becomes permeable in the case of data visualization, an area in which various efforts are underway on College Hill.