A Clarkson Mosaic - page 384

George Bush became head of the CIA. The Supreme Court upheld the legality of the death
penalty. Declining SAT scores nationwide caused deep concern. The death of the reserve
system in professional sports made athletes into free agents. The New Jersey Supreme Court
ruled that the respirator keeping Karen Ann Quinlan alive for 22 months, could be turned off;
she did not die. United States celebrated its Bicentennial on July 4. Viking I and II landed
successfully on Mars' Utopian Plains. Mysterious "legionnaire's disease" killed 23 persons
attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Jimmy Carter became president.
Dorothy Hamill won figure-skating gold at the Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria. The
summer Olympics were held in Montreal.
A Chorus Line
swept the Tony awards. Howard
Hughes' estate was set at $1.5 billion. The first women entered the Air Force Academy. Movies
Rocky, Network, The Enforcer, The Omen
, and
All the President's Men. One
Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
won Oscars for best picture, director, actor, and actress.
• SWE: Best in Nation
• Manager of the Month
• Wind Energy Project
• Entrepreneurship Program
• Women's Hockey on TV
• Pease "Straightjacketed"
• Science Center
• Athletic Achievements
• Art Straub Died
• Blood Drive
• New Faculty
• Faculty Fellows
• Biology BS Degree
• NEH Seminars
• Alpha Chi Rho Burned
• Accreditations
• Moore House Game Room
• College Union Board
SWE: Best in Nation.
Clarkson's Jean Newell Smith student section of the Society of Women
Engineers was ranked first both in its region and in the nation last year. This award is bestowed
on the student section which sponsors the best programs and activities for furthering the career
prospects of women engineers. Clarkson's student enrollment is the largest in the United States.
Wind Energy Project.
With the help of fellow professors, students, and with financial backing
from a number of private companies, the mechanical and industrial engineering department
developed and produced a revolutionary windmill. Sponsored mainly by the New York State
Energy Research and Development Authority, a team of students and faculty explored the
technical and economic feasibility of wind-generated electricity. Grumman Aerospace
Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, and the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation also cooperated in this project.
Designed principally by Prof. John Rollins of the ME department, and based on an idea
of mounting the vertical axis wind turbine on a silo, this windmill was 27-feet high above the
silo and 18 feet in diameter. Prof. Rollins stated that this was the first time that a Darrieus wind
turbine had been cantilevered rather than secured to the ground with guy wires.
Looking remarkably like an eggbeater, the turbine had the longest six-inch chord airfoil
blades ever tested-approximately 34-feet long. The windmill itself was attached to a small
motor that started the blades turning, but once the wind got the blades revolving by themselves,
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