The School of Science and Engineering Poster session featured 88 posters by graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. A first prize for the best graduate student poster was awarded to Daniel Bayless from Psychology for his work entitled Mechanism by which neonatal testosterone exposure mediates sex differences in impulsivity in prepubertal rats.
The Poster Session also awarded several honorable mentions for graduate student posters: Elizabeth Chamberlain from Earth and Environmental Sciences, Zejing Xu from Chemistry, Felicia Huynh from Cell and Molecular Biology, Will Glindmeyer from Biomedical Engineering, and Rubo Zheng from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
At Tulane's 2013 Health Sciences Research Days, The Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Graduate Student was awarded to Theresa Phamduy from Biomedical Engineering for her work entitled Effect of pattern configuration and spacing on migratory potential of breast cancer cells in co-culture with fibroblasts
The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) established an award in the honor of George Wilbur Flach. Mr. Flach graduated from Tulane University in 1949 with a degree in electrical engineering. He went on to have a distinguished career in the electrical industry and served as a mentor to many engineers. He published the book Changes in the 1981 National Electrical Code and regularly published articles on electrical safety. Mr. Flach passed away in 2009 at the age of 88.
At their 2012 meeting in New Orleans, IAEI presented the inaugural fellowship in honor of George Flach to Jin Hu. Jin, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, conducts research on superconductors under the direction of Professor Zhiqiang Mao. Jin anticipates completion of the Ph.D. degree in December 2012. He is pictured here at the IAEI banquet with Mr. Flach’s son Bryan and daughter-in-law Dawnelle.
Katie Russell, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Molly Goss, Department of Biomedical Engineering were selected as the 2012 recipients of Women's Auxiliary to the Louisiana Engineering Society fellowships. Established in 1952, the fellowship fund supports graduate students in the Tulane engineering disciplines.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships provide 3-year graduate stipends to outstanding students who submit compelling proposals prior to completion of 12 months of graduate study. Four doctoral students in the School of Science and Engineering are recent recipients of NSF fellowships:
Cooper Battle, in the Department of Chemistry, is developing bifunctional therapeutic agents that do not rely on covalent enzymatic transformations. He currently is working with Dr. Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah.
Luke Browne, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is examining how anthropogenic forces (e.g., forest fragmentation) change plant and animal communities. He currently is working with Dr. Jordan Karubian.
Kate Elfer, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is working with Dr. Quincy Brown to create a visible light imaging system that will give surgeons real-time information on tissue/organ damage when blood-flow to organs has been cut off during surgery.
Stef Simon, in the Department of Psychology, is exploring how confronting strategies may be an effective coping strategy for targets of discrimination and prejudice. She currently is working with Dr. Laurie O’Brien
The Letter from The Editor in the Summer edition of the TUlane Magazine featured the new Bioinnovation Ph.D. program in the School of Science and Engineering.
Lakhinder Kamboj, a doctoral student in Noshir Pesika’s laboratory submitted a winning proposal to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation netting a $100,000, Round 8 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant.
A new interdisciplinary graduate program in Bioinnovation will train Ph.D. students in translational research that develops innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex biomedical problems. Funded by the NSF through the IGERT mechanism, Ph.D. Fellows will conduct research in the Schools of Science & Engineering and Medicine; additional programmatic links with the Schools of Business and Law and with the FDA will further prepare trainees for careers as leaders at the interface of academia and industry.
Earth and Environmental Sciences students Cyndhia Ramatchandirane, Krista Jankowski, and Jonathan Marshak presented posters at the State of the Coast Conference
Ph. D. student, Jane Stammer, conducts research in Sediment Dynamics Lab
Among the 422 recipients of Science and Engineering degrees, 23 earned the Doctor of Philosophy and 81 earned the Master of Science degrees.
Medical student Olivia Chang and Chemical & Biomedical Engineering grad student Alex Girau develop a plastic container that uses solar energy to purify drinking water
A research team including Ph.D. student Justin Yeager of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology examines a millipede's glowing warning sign.
Jose Martin Sosa, a BME graduate student, was awarded an $800 cash prize in the Graduate Level Math/Science Technical category for a poster presentation at the 2011 The Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Conference. Sosa, a student in Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas' lab, was first author of "The relationship between measures of RBC deformability and their ability to perfuse an artificial microvascular network."
Psychology Ph.D. student Stefanie Simon submitted graduate fellowship proposals to both the National Science Foundation and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program, and was offered both of them
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