An event last week marked the first time a person being interviewed on TUTV was weightless. Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata fielded questions from Temple students during a live interview from the International Space Station Feb. 27.
March 5, 2014
'The Temple News' and PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com earned a total of 22 Student Keystone Press awards, marking the most-ever Keystone accolades in a single year for Temple students. The awards are presented annually by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.
February 25, 2014
More than 200,000 patrons attended this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show, which ran from Feb. 8 to Feb. 16 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. To help promote the show, Temple engineering students made a commercial featuring a “Rube Goldberg” device—an over-engineered machine designed to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, originated by cartoonist Rube Goldberg.
February 20, 2014
You might have heard of twins Rachel and Sarah Stanton. But even if you haven't, you may soon know about their startup company, Fruitstrology. For every one of the colorful shirts they sell, they donate fruit to children in Philadelphia. It was an idea born while urban gardening with local kids—and it is the kind of student-born idea that is seeded and nourished every day at Temple.
During the 2013 baseball season, approximately 60 players from Asian countries competed in Major League Baseball and its farm systems. Often, those players face unique challenges associated with moving to the U.S. A new company founded by Han Lee, Class of 2014; Practice Professor of Law Ken Jacobsen; and former Temple professor N. Jeremi Duru aims to ease that dramatic change.
Tia Solomon, Temple Made.
She's heard it since she was 9 years old: African-Americans don't play hockey, people tell her—and girls don't play either. But Tarasai Karega, the latest subject in our student profile series, has always defied stereotypes. Now this master's candidate in sport business has come to Philadelphia to be a role model to a new generation of urban youth.
The number of veterans at Temple has exploded in recent years. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the Temple Made student profile series introduces you to Temple Veterans Association (TVA) President Silas Adams, an active duty Marine for eight years with two tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It's not easy reintegrating into a college setting after serving overseas. But TVA offers veterans a powerful tool: each other.
Public history master's candidate Erin Bernard has created a mobile museum to bring history to Philadelphia residents. Her Philly History Truck not only displays history, but also records the neighborhood memories of Philly residents. This month, the truck has been roving East Kensington, bringing a variety of events to the community — most recently, hosting a storytelling block party.
The Science Scholars Program provides highly advanced, incoming freshman with tremendous opportunities in advanced research. An initiative of the College of Science and Technology, the program offers selected students support, guidance and exposure to top research opportunities both across the university and internationally. For the 2014 academic year, CST selected 11 new Science Scholars, each of whom received $4,000 in summer funding for three years to conduct research projects.
Two School of Environmental Design graduates took a senior studio project and turned it into a successful exhibition featuring student and community ideas for ways to reuse the abandoned site of the Reading Railroad. For their work, they have been nationally recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
There are plenty of good reasons to go to school in a world-class city. For one, that's where you'll find world-class zoos. Michael Madeja, the subject of the next student profile in the Temple Made series, has learned a lot from his two internships at the Philadelphia Zoo, the nation's first zoological park: his true calling in life — and how much fun it can be to hang out with goats.
If you met him when he was a sax player, you might not have known that he was dreaming about being an engineer. In the latest entry of our student profile series, meet C. Mark Halberstadt, co-leader of Temple's NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition team. This May, he and his team will take their robot to Cape Canaveral to compete against other colleges' robots. Will they win? Maybe, but to Mark, the fun part is the designing, the building and the testing.