Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Catholic Central High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Catholic Central High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Catholic Central High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Catholic Central High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
John Carroll University is pleased to announce the following bachelor's degree recipients awarded diplomas during the Sunday, May 20, 2018 commencement ceremony.
John Carroll University highlights varsity athletes who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher during the 2017-18 academic year.
Students at The University of Alabama who competed in a NASA robotics contest came away with the top prize again, making it four straight years for the team from UA to win. Alabama Astrobotics took the top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from more than 50 other institutions in the challenge to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil, or regolith. Made up of about 65 students from across eight disciplines including engineering and computer science, Alabama Astrobotics is the only team to win more than once in the nine-year history of the NASA contest, placing first in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and, now, 2018. "Our team is just like a football team, you have seniors who graduate at the end and you have new people coming in at the beginning, so every year it's a completely different team," said team lead and electrical engineering student Max Eastepp. "For us to be successful this year says a lot for this team and says a lot for how we adapt to new challenges each year." Eastepp, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, said teamwork is critical as students worked from July through the contest this month to design the robot and tackle the new problem NASA presented this year. Contest organizers revised the rules and rubrics this year to reflect the discovery that water ice is prevalent throughout the Red Planet. The challenge is to mine the precious icy regolith, simulated with gravel in the contest, since water ice will provide oxygen, water and fuel for future off-world colonists. What that meant for the contest, though, is no points were awarded to teams for digging the top foot of regolith. Teams earned points for collecting the gravel 12 inches below the surface. The robot built by the UA students mined the most gravel of any team in the contest. UA's robot mined more of the gravel than any other team in the contest, with many teams failing to mine any gravel. Also, Alabama Astrobotics was the only team with a robot that competed entirely autonomously, meaning the robot used computer programming to guide itself, mine and deposit the soil and gravel without any directions from students during the contest. The team placed first in five out of nine categories that included mining, autonomy, systems engineering paper, efficient use of communications power and outreach reports. In all, the students won $11,000 for use on next year's robot. Dr. Kenneth Ricks, team adviser and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the team's consistent success comes from a culture of sticking to a plan - meeting deadlines, testing thoroughly before competition and paying attention to detail. "We know what needs to be done and when it needs to be done," he said. "If our students buy into that process, they know they will have opportunities to be successful." The team received funding from the Alabama Space Grant Consortium, NASA, Dynetics, Fitz-Thors Engineering, Crank N Chrome and the University.
John Carroll University graduating senior, Ryan Brown, is the recipient of the 2018 NBC/JCU "Meet the Press" Fellowship. Brown is a Political Science major, with a minor in Business.
Through the national nonprofit RE-volv and its solar ambassadors program, 15 University of Dayton students have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for an 11.5 kW solar installation to move Dayton's Mission of Mary Cooperative closer to its goal of running entirely on renewable energy.
Finance students at the University of Dayton manage a $30 million slice of the institution's endowment, using it to buy, sell and trade stocks.
Representatives of the award-winning campus newspaper, The Carroll News, were selected for the distinguished honor of visiting NBC's Washington, D.C. studios to watch a live broadcast of "Meet the Press," hosted by Chuck Todd.
The Saginaw Valley State University men's basketball team is heading to Frisco, Texas, as one of the final eight teams competing in the NCAA Division II national tournament. It is the first time in program history the Cardinals have made the Elite Eight.
Students within our community have been awarded academic scholarships to attend University of Detroit Mercy this fall. Students are selected for such a scholarship because of their academic achievement in high school. The students within your local area include: