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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

FEBRUARY 2015

Understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury

With a five-year, nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, is using novel methods to take a closer look at how nerve cells grow and make new connections to reroute signals between the brain and the body that could restore function and movement in people with spinal cord injury.

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Students

 

Event-filled Engineers Week begins Feb. 23

Engineers Week 2015 is filled with a variety of events, including meet-and-greet sessions with corporate representatives, a field trip to the T-Rex incubator, a talent show, games, and of course, food.

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Faculty

 

Pappu named Murty Professor of Engineering

Rohit V. Pappu, PhD, has been named the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He will be installed March 2.

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Alumni

 

Have a cup of joe with a mentor

Come have a cup of coffee with an industry leader every other Friday at Whispers Cafe.

Upcoming events

Feb. 23

Dean’s Breakfast with Kathy Flores, PhD

Feb. 26

Mindlin Lecture: The Next 10 Years of Solar Energy Research

Feb. 28

Mae Jemison, MD: 100 Year Starship Project

Feb. 28

Women & Engineering Networking Brunch

 

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Research News

Five faculty win URSA Grants

Five faculty members from the School of Engineering & Applied Science have won University Research Strategic Alliance (URSA) grants from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Anastasio joins College of Fellows

Mark Anastasio, PhD, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows in recognition of his important contributions to biomedical engineering.

Engineering launches new undergraduate summer research program

Undergraduate students majoring in engineering, math and the physical and life sciences have a new summer research opportunity at Washington University in St. Louis' School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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READ: ALIVE Magazine named Samuel Achilefu, Joseph Klaesner, Abby Cohen and Jim McKelvey to its list of 35 STL Innovators of 2015.

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