SURE in 60: Gibbon Vocalizations
Sure in 60: The Art of Mathematics
Grace Schmidt ’20 worked with Professor Jojin Van Winkle on the project, “An Applied Survey of Graphic Novel Illustration with Frida and Euclid.”
Sure in 60: A Mural of the Women at Carthage
Gabrielle Schmitt ’20 and Katharine Schram ’20 detail their SURE project, painting a mural that depicts 150 years of women at Carthage.
Microgravity Team’s research sent to space in Blue Origin Launch
A promising technology developed at Carthage in partnership with NASA launched into space on Dec. 11, 2019, on board private aerospace firm Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. Carthage’s Modal Propellant Gauging (MPG) technology is on track to be included in NASA’s Artemis program, which promises to put the first woman and the next man on the moon within the next 10 years.
Sure Project: Wolf Vocalizations
Caitlin McCombe ’20 and Cara Hull ’19 completed research over the summer in the SURE Project Acoustic Signatures as Aids in Identifying and Monitoring Longevity in Wild Roaming Gray Wolves (Canis lupus).
Professor Thomas Carr introduces the Daspletosaurus horneri
Professor Thomas Carr, senior scientific advisor at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and director of the Carthage Institute of Paleontology, explains his latest discovery — the Daspletosaurus horneri. In March of 2017, Prof. Carr and his team, comprised of professors from Montana, New Mexico, and Australia, published the details on the existence of the latest species in a line of Tyrannosaurs. The team noticed distinctions between the Torosus and this previously unnamed skeleton. This publication named a new species after Dr. Jack Horner, a famed paleontologist who worked on the Jurassic Park films. It also drew connections between bone textures and skin appearance, concluding that Tyrannosaurs had crocodile-like scales on their faces.
Sure Project: “Domain of Knowledge” by Paul Salsieder ’18
Paul Salsieder’s 2016 SURE project was creating a mural for Helberg Library that encompassed themes of knowledge and wisdom.
Carthage’s 2015 NASA Research Flight
Carthage students Tessa Rundle ’16, Kevin LeCaptain ’16, and Benjamin Tillema ’18 conducted research on NASA’s zero-gravity aircraft June 9-12, 2015. The NASA C-9 is a modified airplane that flies a series of parabolas over the Gulf of Mexico, rising to about 34,000 feet before free-falling 10,000 feet and climbing again. At the top of every parabola, occupants experience 25-30 seconds of zero gravity. Students also experienced a ride in NASA’s new Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) that was just unveiled in April 2015.
Chemistry major discusses her 2015 SURE project
Jordan Ingle ’17 talks about her experience participating in SURE, working on a project with chemistry professor Kevin Morris.
Carthage’s Microgravity Team explains their project at NASA
Carthage student Danielle Weiland ’14 explains the science behind Carthage’s Microgravity Team’s NASA project, the zero-gravity fuel gauge.