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Posted @ Tuesday, September 02, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Earning a mark of excellence recognized worldwide, the Fort Lewis College Engineering program has officially received accreditation from ABET, the international accrediting body for applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs. The stamp of approval for FLC Engineering comes just as the College is breaking ground for a new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering building.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Ask any of the 275 students in the Physics & Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College what a “sprite” is, and they’re probably not going to tell you it’s a soft drink or a green fairy from a mythical land. Their responses might be something more like this:
“A ghostly flash above the clouds.”
“Violent, beautiful bursts of energy.”
“Vertical, red-orangery lightning.”
“A rare occurrence.”
Posted @ Tuesday, July 15, 2014 By Davis, Mitchel B
Demolition began on a section of Berndt Hall that will be the new home of the Fort Lewis College Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering (GPE) Building. The new building will be three times larger than the old structure, which was built in 1968. Completion of the new facility is expected in fall 2016.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 03, 2014 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Four FLC students got to experience first-hand the challenges of designing, developing, and building – and then presenting in public – a robotic vehicle for traversing the surface of an alien planet.
Students from the Physics & Engineering Department put their creations to the test in April at the 8th Annual Colorado Space Grant Consortium Robotics Challenge, held at Great Sand Dunes National Park. The site is so like an alien world, in fact, that it is where the two Viking Mars Landers were tested before their pioneering voyages to Mars in 1975.
Posted @ Monday, May 05, 2014 By Davis, Mitchel B
After years of planning and work, the new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering (GPE) Building at Fort Lewis College will become a reality. Word came down from the state capital that construction funding to begin the new building is now secured.