Meghann Dombroski, D10, has quite a few reasons why she chose Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. But she may say it best when she notes, “The feeling I got when I interviewed here, I instantly felt at home.”
Each year, about 180 students join Tufts Dental School from all over the country. Located in Boston, the school offers a wide variety of programs including endodontics, periodontology, general dentistry and public health and community service.
In the video below, Meghann talks in detail about why and how she chose Tufts:
Recent photos on The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook Page interestingly compare the Fletcher of years ago to the Fletcher we see today.
With historic photos from the archives paired next to more recent photos taken today, these fun ‘Throwback Thursday” posts show that although Fletcher may look different over the years, the students still have the same passion and excitement for learning.
Check out this one “Throwback Thursday” post below, and for more photos check out their Facebook page.
Looking for a new show to watch? Netflix’s new original series, House of Cards, is actually based on a book with the same name by Fletcher alum Michael Dobbs, F72, F77. Dobbs published House of Cards in 1989, as the first of a trilogy and in the early 90′s all three novels were turned into a BBC miniseries.
Dobbs attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and graduated with an M.A., M.A.L.D, and PhD in nuclear defense studies. A native of England, he returned there after graduation and became involved in government as a member of the Conservative Party. He later became a a full-time writer.
Check out the trailer for the American adapted House of Cards:
For more interesting Fletcher tidbits, visit here.
It is a health app, that unlike many of the existing apps, goes far beyond just bringing up a nutrition label. Bon’App gives extremely detailed information on every food possible but does so in straightforward and easily understandable language. Furthermore, it allows users to personalize the information they receive based on individual health goals, restrictions and preferences.
The app works by using a strong visual: a battery that depletes as an individual consumes less-healthy items and also changes color from green to yellow to red. For protein and fiber, the battery starts empty and fills up as the individual eats towards the recommended amount of these items.
For more information about Salinardi and her app, check out this Friedman School blog post.
Amy Vaz, a Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP) student at the Tufts University School of Medicine, has envisioned an app that focuses on the positive.
For her capstone project, Amy conceptualized an app that would allow individuals with chronic pain to monitor their better days. She was inspired to create it when she realized that the existing apps only helped individuals to monitor pain levels on bad days. She calls the smartphone app, “Chronic Pain: The Good Day Diary.”
The PREP program is the first and only multidisciplinary postgraduate pain management masters program in the United States. For more information on Amy’s project and on PREP, check out this blog.
The Tufts Hybrid Racing team is excited for 2013, and especially to get back to work on their race car, the THR 13.
The team was founded in 2008 under the leadership of Matt Liberatore, E09, and with support from School of Engineering Dean’s Office and the Peter and Denise Wittich Family Fund for Alternative Energy Research. They have competed in the annual Formula Hybrid competition, where university students design, build, and race high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Tufts Hybrid Racing team created this short promo video during winter break to get everyone excited and ready for the work ahead. Check it out!
On The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook page, you can see photos of Fletcher students on winter break adventures. From skiing in Colorado to visiting the sand dunes of Khimsar, check out their Facebook page to see what these students are up to!
Here’s a sneak peek:
Each year, veterinary students at the Cummings School create a cat calendar that raises money for events on campus, like seminars and labs on feline topics.
Boston.com featured some of the great photos included in this year’s calendar, including 10-year old Velcro who has “a disregard for personal space” and a former foster kitten named Furby who is a “sassypants diva.” Some of the cute calendar stars are below, but check out the whole gallery on Boston.com.
Nearly three years ago in Ming Chow’s Game Development class, Richard Mondello, A12, and Philip Tang, E12, created an app they called Derp. Derp is a “fast-paced two-ball pong-inspired game that you play with a someone sitting directly across from you.”
Ming Chow’s Game Development class, in the Department of Computer Science, teaches students how to create complete computer and video games from start to finish. The class focuses on the different elements to a game, user interfaces, sound, animation, and game hacking.
A new version of Derp, that now supports the iPhone 5, was released after the new year. Check it out!
The application deadline for undergraduate admissions was Friday, January 3. On New Year’s Day, Dan in Admissions took to Reddit to challenge Redditers to ask him anything about the college admissions process.
The nearly 400 comments on the post ranged from questions about legacy students and financial aid to inquiries about horse-sized ducks and Dan’s t-shirt. Check out the AMA for Dan’s inside look at college admissions.