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Students Prepping For International Rocket Launch
2013-01-08 16:09:13

University of Alberta Extraordinary opportunities are available at the University of Alberta, if you just try. It´s a lesson not lost on a trio of mechanical engineering students who will be launching a rocket in Norway as part of an international exchange program. “When I first heard about this exchange I thought it was this amazing program for the extraordinarily gifted, that it was something I could never get into,” said fourth-year engineering student Brandon Kwong....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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