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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

MARCH 2015

Aaron Bobick named dean of School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aaron Bobick, PhD, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis effective July 1. Bobick comes to WashU from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is professor and founding chair of the School of Interactive Computing.


Student News


Giving back to community the focus of Thurtene for two groups

Engineering senior Ellee Mullard is helping to raise at least $15,000 for a new playground at Farragut Elementary School.

Faculty News


Lu named Fullgraf Professor, Yang named Skinner Professor

Chenyang Lu, PhD, has been named the Fullgraf Professor, and Lan Yang, PhD, has been named the Edward H. and Florence G. Skinner Professor in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering. They were installed March 16.

Alumni News


Alumna Tolic carried skills learned at WashU through career at AT&T, Citi

Throughout her career at AT&T and Citigroup, Laura (Silguero) Tolic applied skills she learned in the School of Engineering & Applied Science daily.


Upcoming events

Thursday, March 19

Discovery Competition semi-final presentations

Wednesday, March 25

Summer registration begins

Wednesday, April 15

2015 Engineers’ Honors Ceremony

Friday, April 17 - Sunday,
April 19

ReUnion 2015 at Thurtene Carnival

Thursday, April 23

2015 Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards

Thursday, May 14 - Saturday,
May 16



Research News

Heart’s inner mechanisms to be studied with NIH grant

Jianmin Cui, PhD, has received a nearly $1.7 million NIH grant to study ion channels vital for the heart, brain and other tissues.

3-D indoor maps goal of Furukawa’s research with CAREER Award

Yasutaka Furukawa, PhD, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for work on structured indoor 3-D modeling.

New master’s degrees focus on biomedical engineering, data analytics

The School of Engineering & Applied Science is offering two new master’s degrees and a graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Machine Learning.


PHOTO GALLERY: School of Engineering & Applied Science faculty and staff welcomed Aaron Bobick, PhD, at a reception March 13. Bobick will become dean of the school July 1.


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