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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

FEBRUARY 2016

Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, visits WashU
Entrepreneur, programmer, venture capitalist, author and blogger Sam Altman visited Washington University in St. Louis Feb. 11. Throughout his career, Altman has been named Top Investor Under 30 by Forbes and one of the "Best Young Entrepreneurs in Technology" by BusinessWeek.
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Students

 

What I learned at the Paris Climate Talks

Student Taylor Blevin was one of several WashU students who attended the United Nations Framework on Climate Change COP21 negotiations in December.

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Faculty

 

Furukawa teams with Zillow to create smartphone room mapping app

Yasutaka Furukawa is developing software that may help homebuyers see what rooms look like beyond 2‑D photos through a partnership with Zillow.

Alumni

 

Bressler helped build Sigma-Aldrich into biochemical powerhouse

Leo Bressler, a 1943 Engineering graduate, was one of the founders of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., a major St. Louis corporation for decades.

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Upcoming events

Feb. 21-27

National Engineers Week


Feb. 22

Dean's Breakfast with Lori Setton


Feb. 23

Mindlin Lecture with Edward Jung


March 14-18

Spring break


April 7

Alumni Achievement Awards


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WashU Expert: Professor Dan Giammar on the Flint water crisis

Daniel Giammar, PhD, recently commented on the water crisis in Flint, Mich., with interviews for The Washington Post and The New York Times.


Calcium carbonate: A new weapon in fighting tumors

Engineers at WashU found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.


Three biomedical engineering professors elected as AIMBE Fellows

Jianmin Cui, PhD; Daniel Moran, PhD; and Rohit Pappu, PhD, have been elected to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


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How to Build an Engineer

Watch Dean Aaron Bobick's professorship installation as the James M. McKelvey Professor.

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