2013 NSF CAREER Award winners
Jung-Tsung Shen, PhD, and Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, each received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
Undergraduate students develop low-cost medical device
Abigail Cohen is part of a student-led team that founded Sparo Labs, which stems from a project to develop a low-cost spirometer. She was recently named a Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellow.
Twitter, Square co-founder Jack Dorsey visits Engineering
Dorsey was a guest speaker in Computer Science & Engineering 507 – Technology Entrepreneurship and presented a special lecture for Engineering and Business students.
Moon receives Gates Foundation grant
Tae Sook Moon, PhD, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, will use the funding to engineer probiotic bacteria to kill parasite eggs in the intestines, potentially combating a big public health issue in developing countries.
Katharine Flores, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and an expert in bulk metallic glasses, is developing a material for the shell of the bunker buster bombs. She and other engineers at WUSTL are using interdisciplinary methods inspired by biology, economics, physics and statistics to stay ahead of the world’s security needs.
“Why am I learning this?”
“Aerosol science … is a secondary discipline that builds on basic math, physics, chemistry and engineering fundamentals,” says Chris Hogan (left), now a professor at the University of Minnesota.
New Department Chair of Computer Science & Engineering
Roch Guérin, PhD, will begin as chair of the Computer Science & Engineering department at Washington University in St. Louis July 1.