Akanksha Vaidya Tartan Alumna

Class of 2011


  • How Things Work: Television Signals

    From a rickety instrument with long antennas that constantly had to be adjusted, the television has transformed into a device with great picture quality and the ability to receive signals from all over the world. Over the years, the television has been updated to enhance the viewing experience. Signals switched from over-the-air broadcasts to cable television, and then from cable television to sat...

    SciTech | October 25, 2010
  • HealthTalk: Lactose intolerance

    For some people, extra calories are not the only worrisome aspect about an occasional ice-cream or cheese indulgence. For those who are lactose intolerant, eating too much of these foods could cause severe discomfort and pain.

    SciTech | September 27, 2010
  • HealthTalk: Trans fat

    The Centers for Disease Control report that, in 2006, 16 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with some form of heart disease. Although heart disease is a major problem in this country, it can be prevented by simple changes in one’s eating habits and general lifestyle. One such lifestyle change that is rapidly gaining popularity is avoiding foods containing large amounts of trans fat...

    SciTech | September 20, 2010
  • Cisco recruiter gives tips on how to make an impression at job fairs

    With around 200 companies to choose from and a crowd of equally ambitious students as competitors, making an impression on recruiters at job fairs can be a daunting task. Chris Maloney, a senior manager at Cisco and a Carnegie Mellon alumnus, has been recruiting students from the University for the past five years. Get some tips from Maloney as he provides his insights into what recruiters look fo...

    Special | September 13, 2010
  • Tales from abroad: Cyprus

    Sitting on a plane heading to a completely foreign country should not be the first time you open a guidebook to read about that country. Yet here I was, heading to Cyprus for a month-long study abroad program opening my Lonely Planet guide for the first time. Cyprus, I learned, was currently divided into two halves, one with Greek Cypriots and the other with Turkish Cypriots. The Republic of Cypru...

    Pillbox | August 30, 2010