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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

JUNE 2016

Research suggests new contributor to heart disease
New findings published in Atherosclerosis by Jessica Wagenseil suggest that high blood pressure and artery stiffness may not be the direct causes of plaque buildup in arteries after all.
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Students

 

Meet Class of 2016 Valedictorian Joseph Pasque

He holds the WashU indoor record for the high jump and is now working for AT&T in St. Louis as a software developer.

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Faculty

 

Huntington's Disease target of $4.5 million in NIH grants

Rohit Pappu and his collaborators are using a sound engineering principle to uncover the causes behind Huntington's Disease, a devastating neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure.

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Alumni

 

Alumna Agarwal finds success in taking a chance

Radhika Agarwal (EN '15) has played a big role in helping a medical device startup in India get its product in hospitals, where it is already helping to save lives.

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Upcoming events

June 13

Summer School (Session 2) begins


June 22

St. Louis Regional STEM Status & Future Direction


June 30

Farewell Reception in honor of Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert and Don Elbert


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Watch your mailbox for the Spring 2016 issue of Engineering Momentum


Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

Ramesh Raliya has found a way to reduce the use of fertilizer while boosting growth of protein-rich beans.


WashU expands partnership with LaunchCode for Summer of Code

LaunchCode will use Ron Cytron's CSE 131 curriculum to teach code to hundreds of students this summer.


A new route to chaos

Lan Yang and her team published new research that could have implications for secure optical communications.


Lake awarded $325K NSF grant

Spencer Lake will study two materials in tendons to better manage rotator cuff and elbow injuries.


Jain named Cox Professor in Computer Science

Raj Jain has been named the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr. Professor in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He was installed May 24.


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Commencement 2016

Congratulations to the School of Engineering & Applied Science's Class of 2016!

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SEE WHERE THE CLASS OF 2016 IS HEADED

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