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USI blasts off into space

USI blasts off into space

Emma Corry and Megan Thorne

November 27, 2018


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Editor's note: On November 16, The Shield removed the story from online “To Infinity and beyond: Student satellite set to launch in 2019,” in the November 15 issue, because of an interview with a source who was not involved heavily with the project. The Shield has since removed the source and has a...

Struggles, rewards of student entrepreneurship

Struggles, rewards of student entrepreneurship

Ann Powell, Special to The Shield

March 20, 2018


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Ryan Loehrlein flew a drone into a room filled with business professionals and lost control of it for just a few seconds. The audience likely thought it was just part of the presentation because he quickly gained control of the machine and landed it without incident.    For Loehrlein, Start-Up Weeken...

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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  When Ryan Loehrlein told his friends and family he wanted to audition for TEDxEvansville, they looked at him like he was crazy. Loehrlein, one of three USI speakers at this year’s TEDxEvansville event, will present his talk “Innovation from a Spark of Curiosity” Friday, Oct. 27 in the Performanc...

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