Michael Setzer Contributing Editor

Class of 2014


  • Recent study suggests parents may be healthier than non-parents

    While child rearing usually leads to sleepless nights, parent-teacher conferences, and countless trips to the hospital, a recent study suggests that being a parent may make you healthier. And while many of the students on campus might not personally know the joy of having children, this research could uncover which positive behaviors arise from parenthood.

    SciTech | August 19, 2012
  • Case of the lost peptide: The fight against HIV and SARS

    Bacterial infections like E. coli, salmonella, listeria, and staph are culprits for millions of fatalities each year. Viral pathogens like HIV and SARS are an increasing threat to public health, with the World Health Organization estimating that over 30 million people are living with HIV and more than 2 million new cases are emerging annually. At one time, humans may have had the capability to b...

    SciTech | April 30, 2012
  • Single mobot finishes course

    The 18th Mobot competition was held last Friday. The event challenges participants to create complex, autonomous machines that travel through a course beside Doherty and Wean Halls. The annual tournament was held in conjunction with celebrations for the end of National Robotics Week. In addition to the Mobot races, there were tours of the Robotics Institute, lectures, and a reception.

    SciTech | April 23, 2012
  • Rube Goldberg Ice Cream Competition is scoops o' fun, gives taste of Robotics Club

    Students worked vigorously to top their ice cream at the University Center (UC) Friday night, as Robotics club hosted the Annual Rube Goldberg Ice Cream Competition. The competition, which began at 9 p.m., was part of the UC Late Night series held every Friday.

    SciTech | April 9, 2012
  • Texting while driving causes brain ‘brownout’

    According to the Pennsylvania law firm Edgar Snyder and Associates, around 37 percent of people have sent or read a text while driving. There were over 5,474 deaths attributed to distracted driving in 2009, and young drivers are the most likely to be texting behind the wheel.
    On March 8, a Pennsylvania law went into effect that prohibits texting of any sort while driving.

    SciTech | March 26, 2012

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