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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

APRIL 2016

Chamillionaire, Mark Suster visit WashU to discuss entrepreneurship
Chamillionaire, a Grammy-award-winning rapper and successful entrepreneur, and Mark Suster, a partner at Upfront Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Southern California, visited WashU April 14. The pair recorded an episode of the webcast “Bothsides TV” with WashU students as the audience.
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Students

 

Engineers put ethical thinking into action

Students explore the parallels between the Challenger disaster and the Ferguson crisis during a unique class.

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Faculty

 

Setton lab awarded $1.2 million NIH grant

Faculty members Lori Setton and Don Elbert will study a potential way to regenerate discs in the vertebrae with a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Alumni

 

Six alumni, former dean honored with 2016 Achievement Awards

Six alumni from a variety of backgrounds received Achievement Awards on April 7 at the Missouri History Museum. Former dean Ralph S. Quatrano received the Dean's Award.

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Upcoming events

April 26

Biomedical Engineering Day


May 2

James E. McLeod Honors & Awards Ceremony


May 6

Boeing Engineering Challenge Final Flight Competition


May 19-20

Commencement


May 24

Installation Ceremony for Raj Jain


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Artificial antibodies present new possibilities

Srikanth Singamaneni and collaborators at the School of Medicine are developing a way to quickly diagnose a heart attack or kidney injury in ambulances or urgent-care facilities.


IDEA Labs honored by St. Louis Regional Chamber

Washington University student group and nonprofit IDEA Labs took home the Spirit of St. Louis Award for advancing the city's rich history and global reputation as a hub of innovation and forward-looking vision.


The importance of place

WashU's Dedric Carter on what it takes to build a strong ecosystem.


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Engineering at Thurtene

Engineers Without Borders WashU chapter's Thurtene Carnival booth had something for everyone — Kaldi's EWB Ethiopian Blend coffee beans for grown-ups and face painting for kids.

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