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USI satellite marks one year in orbit

USI satellite marks one year in orbit

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer February 3, 2020

the Satellite, UNITE CubeSat, marked one year in orbit on Jan. 31. The satellite was deployed from the international space station and has been successful so far in its journey.   The satellite...

USI students and faculty spent eight weeks in Mblasomi, Eswatini building a bridge.

Volunteer eagles: engineering students build bridge, community

Emma Corry, Features Editor October 15, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Koby Lindner and Josef Winkler talk about their involvement building a bridge in Mdlasomi, Eswatini. A nearly...

Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa

Engineering program joins team to build bridge in Africa

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor October 1, 2019

The university’s Engineering Program spent a total of eight weeks in Malosami, eSwatini in southern Africa over the summer. The team, consisting of both students and faculty, assisted in the construction...

Student dies in car accident

Student dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor April 9, 2019

University student Clay Atkins, 21, died April 6 due to injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident. Atkins vehicle was reportedly traveling south on St. Croix Road when it went offroad and struck...

The launch of USI's CubeSat from the ISS.

USI ventures into final frontier

Bowman Clark and Riley Guerzini February 6, 2019

Five university undergraduate students were finally able to see the 10-by-10-by-30 centimeter satellite launch into the great beyond after two and a half years working on the UNITE CubeSat project. The...

Daisy Valdez-Perez, sophomore engineering major, smiles with other female engineering majors.

Stepping outside gender norms

Women reflect on lack of representation in engineering department
Emma Corry, Staff Writer February 5, 2019

Raquel Denning has always excelled in her math and science classes, and noticed she enjoyed them more than her classmates. “Growing up, they always ask you, ‘So, what do you want to be when...

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief December 8, 2016

Zane Mitchell was recently named the dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Teaching after serving as interim dean since June. Mitchell is a professor of engineering and before moving into...

Engineering societies host competition

Nick Leighty, Staff writer March 1, 2016

Registration is open for the university’s 2016 Robotics Competition. This competition is presented by the Society of Women Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The deadline...

University to add three degrees for fall

Indiana Commission for Higher Education approves degrees
Nick Leighty, Staff writer February 24, 2016

Hoping to expand upon its current degree programs, USI has added three new programs to the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education. The programs being offered are mechanical engineering,...

New engineering degrees under state consideration

Cara Meeks September 22, 2015

Scott Gordon and Zane Mitchell, are currently in the process of getting two new degrees approved by the state for the engineering program: Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Bachelor...

What you’re missing: Applied Engineering Center houses state of the art equipment

Meredith Harris September 24, 2013

Engineering Department Chair Zane Mitchell said his favorite piece of equipment in the Applied Engineering Center is the holographic monitor. “I think it represents how far technology has come in...

Applied Engineering Center opens its doors

James Vaughn September 13, 2013

The Applied Engineering Center opened its doors Friday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility, which features equipment found no where else in the United States. The 16,226 square-foot...

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