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Engineering News


Wang receives prestigious NIH BRAIN initiative award

Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a prestigious $2.7 million BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health.



Students create innovative products at WUHack hackathon

See how dozens of students spent a September weekend at the first WUHack hackathon, a coding competition designed to foster innovation and talent, in Lopata Gallery.



Walk through buildings from your own device

Yasutaka Furukawa, PhD, assistant professor of computer science & engineering, combines
3-D computer vision of indoor scenes with the capabilities of Google Maps and Google Earth to create a photorealistic mapping experience of indoor spaces.



Engineering alums team to help kids with math

Charlie Simmons and Lew Epstein, both Engineering alumni, have teamed up on an intensive summer math program aimed at building proficiency and self-esteem in middle schoolers.


Upcoming events

Oct. 24

EECE Seminar: "Particle Morphology and Reaction Kinetics in Suspensions"

Oct. 30

MEMS Colloquium: Helen Lu, Columbia University

Nov. 20

Engineers Scholarship Dinner


Research News

George gets grant to study new drugs on heart tissue

Steven C. George, MD, PhD, has received a grant from the NIH to continue developing an integrated in vitro model of perfused tumor and cardiac tissue.

Mechanical journey of cancer cells focus of new study

With a $180,000 New Investigator grant from the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, Amit Pathak, PhD, will study the mechanical journey of cancer cells.

Wash U-developed camera sheds light on fish mating choice

Researchers have used a bioinspired camera developed by Viktor Gruev, PhD, to discover that female northern swordtail fish use polarization signals to choose their mates.


VIDEO: Meet alumna Anna Patterson, PhD, and learn how her work with search engines has revolutionized the way we find information.


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