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FALL 2016

Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.

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Turner to serve on EPA Science Advisory Board posts

Associate Professor Jay Turner, an expert in environmental sciences and engineering, will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making.

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Washington University researchers awarded $229K to study lead pipe corrosion

The National Science Foundation, along with the Water Research Foundation, has awarded a pair of Washington University in St. Louis researchers $229,000 in grants to study ways to best control lead pipe corrosion, which can poison drinking water.

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Choose your own adventure

The cohort's summer costs – from living arrangements to transportation — are covered, and each fellow is awarded a summer stipend.

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Engineering alumna helps others go 'green'
Entrepreneur Marla Esser EN '84 created two businesses that help homeowners make sustainable choices in their homes.

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Water Out of Thin Air wins 2016 Discovery Competition
Social venture WOOTA (Water Out Of Thin Air) is the winner of this year's School of Engineering & Applied Science's annual Discovery Competition.

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What students say about climate change
Taylor Blevin and Talia Rubnitz advocated for a low limit on carbon emissions at COP21 in Paris.

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Dudukovic receives Neal Amundson Award
Milorad (Mike) Dudukovic was chosen from among 14 candidates from around the world to receive the award, which is given every three years.

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Chemical emitted by trees can impact St. Louis' ozone levels
A team of university engineers collaborated to study how hydrocarbons from the Ozarks affect St. Louis’ air quality.

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New faculty join Engineering
The School of Engineering & Applied Science will add five new faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops
More than 70 undergraduate engineering students chose their own adventures via several summer mentor and fellowship programs offered by the school’s faculty members and staff. While each program is different, the end goal is the same: ensuring summers of study and enrichment for budding engineers.

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As an engineering school, we aspire to discover the unknown, educate students and serve society. Our strategy focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, and security. Through innovative partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — we will contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.