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Engineering News


WashU working to improve technology to treat Parkinson's, other disorders
Jr-Shin Li, PhD, and ShiNung Ching, PhD, are working on a new solution that may give clinicians better control of treating neurodegenerative diseases in the brain. With this solution, clinicians could more directly target the neuronal network, both by location and with precise timing, allowing for better understanding of brain function and potentially better treatment.
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Engineering students spent summers learning out of the classroom

Several WashU Engineering students kept learning this summer, but in nontraditional ways. Check out the first-hand experiences of four students.



WashU computer scientist considers competition's effect on social welfare

By studying financial markets, Sanmay Das, PhD, and lab members will consider whether high-frequency trading, a computer-algorithm-based rapid form of trading, is beneficial or costly to society.



Chance meeting overseas opens new world to Col. Anderson

The analytical and technical skills learned as an Engineering student have come in handy during Col. Dagvin Anderson's Air Force career.


Upcoming events

Sep. 10

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Panel

Sep. 11

"From WashU to Pluto" with Alumnus Brian Bauer

Sep. 17

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Graduate Programs Open House

Oct. 9-11

Parent and Family Weekend

Oct. 16

Fall Break

Oct. 20

Washington University Endowment Presentation

Nov. 18

Startup Connection '15


Raman seeks to replicate sense of smell with NSF CAREER Award

Computer programming may get easier with new WashU research

New type of soot from wildfires to be probed for role in climate change

Lake granted NIH funds to study elbow stiffness

Zhang receives NASA early-career faculty award


The Engineering Class of 2019 gets to know their fellow students while tie-dyeing T-shirts during Induction and other orientation activities Saturday, Aug. 22.


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