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WUSTL researchers among group awarded $20 million for climate variability research

As part of a multi-institutional, $20 million effort, researchers at WUSTL will use imaging technology and images of public spaces to study climate variability and its potential agricultural, ecological and social impacts in Missouri.




Engineering student team wins national design competition for zinc patch

The ZnDermal team, made up of four Engineering students from the Engineers Without Borders chapter, won $3,000 in the prestigious Engineering World Health Design Competition, becoming the third WUSTL team in as many years to win the award.



Twelve new faculty members to join Engineering in 2014-15

Twelve new faculty members will join the School of Engineering & Applied Science between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, bringing the total faculty number to 92, the most in the history of the school. The new hires put the school on track to reach 100 faculty members by 2020.



Phan uses WUSTL civil engineering education to investigate disasters

Shortly after the F5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., in 2011, alumnus Long Phan, PhD, was there to investigate the effects of the natural disasters on the area’s homes, buildings and other structures.

Upcoming events

Sept. 12

WUHack (hosted by Upsilon Pi Epsilon)

Sept. 15

SWE Evening with Industry

Sept. 15, 16, 17

Discovery Competition Information Sessions

Sept. 17

EECE Graduate School Fair

Sept. 22

Installation of Steven George, MD, PhD, as the Elvera & William Stuckenberg Professor of Technology & Human Affairs

Oct. 9

NSBE Campus-wide Career Fair


Research News

Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles

A team of engineers, led by Lan Yang, PhD, has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time.

Study reveals how Ebola blocks immune system

Researchers at WUSTL, including Rohit V. Pappu, PhD, have learned one way the Ebola virus dodges the body’s antiviral defenses, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies.

New technology may identify tiny strains in body tissues before injuries occur

WUSTL researchers may one day may help pinpoint minor strains and tiny injuries in the body’s tissues long before bigger problems occur.


VIDEO: Meet alumnus Jim McKelvey, and learn how his WUSTL Engineering education prepared him to become an entrepreneurial leader and innovator.


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