Campus Currents
Cool Co-op at BMW

Lyla Mathieu likely was born with a wrench nearby.

Mathieu, a senior in International Business and Logistics, has been around cars nearly all her life, as her father owns a body shop in which she began to participate as part of the business when she was 15. “I just fell in love with cars,” she says, “and about the same time I spent a year living and attending high school in Germany.”

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Arctic Navigation Know-How

As Arctic ice vanishes, new shipping routes open, and Capt. Ralph Pundt ’77, Professor of Marine Transportation, leads the way on developing ice navigation courses and more. Here are sample questions from one of his quizzes (with correct answers in bold/italics):

1. Which best defines a pressure ridge?
  1. Pressure ridges occur mostly in newer ice
  2. hazards because of thickness, rather than their strength
  3. Pressure ridges extend downward 4 to 5 times as far as they extend upwards
  4. All of the above
2. The initial course of icebergs which find their way to the North Atlantic shipping lanes is:
  1. South along the West coast of Nova Scotia
  2. North along the Greenlandic West coast
  3. North along the East coast of Labrador Canada
  4. South along the Labrador coast
3. According to the Polar Code, maximum expected time of rescue means the time adopted for the design of equipment and system that provide survival support. It shall never be taken as less than:_____ days.
  1. 12
  2. 15
  3. 5
  4. 30