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Engineering News


Tomatoes get boost in growth, antioxidants from nano-sized nutrients
School of Engineering & Applied Science researchers are looking to boost food quality and quantity to meet increasing demand. Using nanoparticles of important nutrients, they grew more nutritious tomatoes with higher antioxidant content.
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Vertigo's annual dance party

More than 700 people danced on the student-built LED dance floor at the annual Vertigo event in the Lopata Gallery Nov. 21.



Sakiyama-Elbert named a Fellow of AAAS

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert is one of three WashU faculty named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.



Engineering degree positions alum to solve problems as entrepreneur

Chris Holt is using his Engineering degree to start new companies in St. Louis that help other entrepreneurs.


Upcoming events

Dec. 4

Last Day of Fall 2015 Classes for School of Engineering & Applied Science

Dec. 5

Recognition Ceremony for December 2015 Graduates

Dec. 7-9

Reading days for School of Engineering & Applied Science students

Dec. 10-16

Final exams for School of Engineering & Applied Science students

Jan. 19

Spring 2016 semester begins

Jan. 21

Aaron Bobick professorship installation


The economics of Star Wars: How the Empire collapses

Using economic modeling, Zach Feinstein, PhD, predicts catastrophic economic collapse of the Galaxy.

Pappu to help launch Human Dark Proteome Initiative

Rohit Pappu, PhD, joined an initiative to provide new insights into cell function and a new frontier in drug discovery.

Washington University partners with LaunchCode

University College and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are teaming with LaunchCode to offer a free coding class.

Jain receives A. A. Michelson Award

Raj Jain, PhD, received the 2015 A. A. Michelson Award from the Computer Measurement Group.

Experience Startup Connection

Here's a quick look at what happened at Startup Connection Nov. 18.


Engineering Momentum Fall 2015 issue

Take a look at the Fall 2015 issue of Engineering Momentum, featuring stories about water; IMSE doctoral students; The Possible Project, run by alumnus Mark Levin and his wife, Becky; and faculty member Lan Yang.


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