The Tulane University community will gather for Commencement on Saturday morning (May 16) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to recognize the achievements of the class of 2015 and to honor two faculty members for their outstanding work in teaching undergraduates.
W T. Godbey, associate professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Rebecca Mark, professor, Department of English, will receive the Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowships.
Each fellowship honors a faculty member who has a sustained record of effective, inspiring and distinguished teaching. Recipients receive a special medal, $5,000 a year for four years and permanent designation as a Weiss Fellow.
From a company that commercializes low-cost medical products to another that is developing gel patch therapy for eardrum repair, startups abound in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering.
The School of Science and Engineering Poster session featured 80+ posters by graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Graduate student finalists who presented their work to a judging panel included Carl Swanson from Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sijun Luo from Physics, Amanda Pahng from Neuroscience, Stef Simon and Aaron Moss from Psychology, and Jason Ryansfrom Biomedical Engineering; these students earned honorable mentions in the poster competition.
Olasehinde Owoseni from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took home first prize for his work entitled "Halloysite Clay Nanotubes as Interfacially-active Vehicles for Surfactant Delivery in Oil Spill Remediation".
Prof. Anne Robinson has been named the 2015 Perlman Awardee of the American Chemical Society BIOT division. The David Perlman Memorial Lectureship was initiated to honor the University of Wisconsin professor who was renowned for his efforts in microbial technology, and for his intensity, conviction, and discipline. This award, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2015, showcases compelling speakers with leading research programs of special interest to the BIOT membership. This award recognizes Professor Robinson’s contributions in the area of protein stability, expression, and aggregation for biotechnology and biomedical applications.
Brian Mitchell, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, has been named the Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation Dean-in-Residence for 2015-16.
Dr. W T Godbey, an Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Tulane University, recently released a new book, An Introduction to Biotechnology: The Science, Technology and Medical Applications. “The idea was a relatively fresh way of introducing biotechnology to both science and engineering students,” says Dr. Godbey. “The process was very long and rather difficult, but I hope that students will appreciate the informal way that some weighty topics are introduced and discussed.”
The O'Connor lab hosted four 30-minute tours in November during the School of Science and Engineering's Homecoming Open House for students, their families and alumni. A total of 30-40 visitors learned about the PI's research through discussion with Dr. O'Connor and a graduate student demonstration by Mr. Sean Madsen on stem cell culture and analysis.
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