Akanksha Vaidya Tartan Alumna

Class of 2011


  • How Things Work: Scoreboards

    No varsity game is ever complete without the basics: a lit-up stadium, exuberant cheerleaders, a commentator trying very hard to be heard over the noise, and of course, the players. However, it’s hard to forget the part of the field that attracts a million gazes every few seconds. Perhaps the most important part of the game should be that which decides the final outcome of all the adrenaline rush:...

    SciTech | March 3, 2008
  • CMU traps carbon dioxide emission

    A team of researchers led by professor M. Granger Morgan, head of the Engineering and Public Policy department, received a $1.85 million grant from the New York-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The team developed a system that safely captures carbon dioxide and transports it deep underground where it can be permanently stored.

    SciTech | March 3, 2008
  • How Things Work: Tsunamis

    Standing at the edge of the beach watching the waves crash into the sand is a wonderful feeling, but not if those waves are more than 100 feet high and gush violently. In this case, onlookers can only see a shimmering wall before the waves crash down destroying everything in their path. That is a tsunami.

    SciTech | February 25, 2008
  • Health Talk: Dyslexia

    “My frenbs bot me meny qresents.” That sentence probably does not make much sense.

    SciTech | February 18, 2008
  • Health Talk: Meningococcal bacteria

    Perhaps one of the most annoying experiences of college preparation is the long list of vaccines that students have to receive. Each vaccine translates into a long wait in the midst of coughing and sneezing people, followed by a huge needle, searing pain, and that sore arm for the next day or so.

    SciTech | February 11, 2008