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2014-09-15 23:03:45

EHS Today named Draper Laboratory to its 2014 list of “America’s Safest Companies,” which the publication released on Sept. 15. The award recognizes Draper’s efforts to drive not only the number of workplace injuries to zero, but to reduce the risk of such injuries to zero as well, according to Robert Najjar, Draper’s director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 EHS Today named Draper Laboratory to its 2014 list of “America’s...

2014-09-09 23:02:34

The Boston Professional Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) elected Kristyna Smith, an aerospace and mechanical engineer at Draper Laboratory, to serve as its president in a recent vote. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Boston Professional Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) elected Kristyna Smith, an aerospace and mechanical engineer at Draper Laboratory, to serve as its president in a recent vote. Smith came to Draper...

2014-07-28 23:06:31

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elected Julio Guerrero, an R&D and business development lead in Draper Laboratory’s Energy Systems business area, to serve as its president from 2015-2016. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elected Julio Guerrero to serve as its president from 2015-2016. Guerrero, an R&D and business development lead in Draper Laboratory’s Energy Systems business area, began his term as...

2013-07-12 23:23:26

Lars Dyrud has joined Draper Laboratory, where he now leads the Lab’s Earth and Space Science. He leads programs including those that use constellations of satellites to view and understand the Earth as a complete and interactive system, which may lead to better the understanding of climate change and the global carbon cycle. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Lars Dyrud has joined Draper Laboratory, where he now leads the Lab’s Earth and Space Science Programs. Dyrud, who holds a...

2013-04-26 23:00:48

Engineers at Draper Laboratory and MIT are working under contract with NASA to develop a statistical model that can identify areas where landslides are most likely to occur so that preparations can be made to better respond to a crisis. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Landslides, which can destroy entire communities and are on the rise due to climate change, are more often caused by rainfall accumulated over long periods than single storms. Engineers at Draper Laboratory and MIT are...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Five seniors from Olin College have been working with Draper Laboratory for the past nine months to continue a collaboration to build a capable, autonomous off-road vehicle. The partnership, enabled via the Senior Capstone Program for Engineering program at Olin, began last year with Draper's first SCOPE sponsorship. This year's team has enhanced the John Deere Gator XUV that the previous year's team made capable of being controlled by a computer, to drive itself through complex environments...

2011-01-22 00:00:37

Next Giant Leap LLC announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development program to fund the design and development of a guidance, navigation and control system test bed for use in Next Giant Leap's commercial lunar mission. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Next Giant Leap LLC (NGL) announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development (IR&D) program to fund the design and...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'