Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
Summer 2017
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Accolades

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering rising senior, Dena El-Giar, was chosen by the Society of Women Engineers to receive the 2017 Monsanto Scholarship. The Monsanto Scholarship recognizes undergraduate engineers for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-18 school year and a SWE student membership through June 2018.

Physics Professor Wayne Reed was awarded $90,000 from Moderna Therapeutics to better characterize and understand the physical properties of their therapeutic products.

Physics Professor Wayne Reed was awarded $93,000 from Biogen, Inc. to understand physical factors affecting the stability of therapeutic proteins.

Psychology Associate Professor Lisa Molix was the recipient of the Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty from the Newcomb College Institute.

Psychology Assistant Professor Damian Murray was awarded $448,691 from the Louisiana Board of Regents to study how genetic markers of disease vulnerability influence personality and social cognition.

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Tulane School of Science and Engineering Dean to Step Down

Article by Mary Ann Travis

Nicholas J. Altiero, DeanThis year’s commencement will be different for Nick Altiero. It will be his last graduation ceremony as dean of the School of Science and Engineering, which he has led since it was created in 2006 as part of the university’s post-Katrina Renewal Plan. From 2000 to 2006, Altiero was dean of Tulane’s School of Engineering. But now, after a total of 17 years as dean, he has announced he is stepping down on June 30.

“I’m very proud of what has evolved,” Altiero said of the school, which is one of the few in the country to integrate science and engineering in real and innovative ways.

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Honoring Exceptional Alumni Honoring Exceptional Alumni

On Thursday, April 6, three notable Tulane University science and engineering alumni were honored for their contributions to the field and the university at the ninth annual School of Science and Engineering Alumni Awards at the Tulane River and Coastal Center.

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National Science Foundation Gives Career Boost to Professors National Science Foundation Gives Career Boost to Professors

Article by Barri Bronston

Two professors in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering have won prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) awards for young faculty members.

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2017 Grad Applies Math to Track Ebola Outbreak 2017 Grad Applies Math to Track Ebola Outbreak

Article by Madeline Vann

Jessica Conrad is wrapping up her senior year in both the Tulane School of Science and Engineering and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. But the math and public health double major already has one major accomplishment on her record — her work on mathematical modeling behavior change during the Ebola outbreak was published in a new textbook, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (Springer Publishing, 2016).

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Upcoming Events

School of Science and Engineering Highlights

BarCampNOLA 10

August 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017
10 AM – 5 PM
Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology – First Floor Lobby
Barcamp New Orleans Louisiana is an annual un-conference and hack day that takes New Orleans by storm every summer.
Hosted by the Tulane School of Science and Engineering
Open to the Public – Everyone is Invited!

School of Science and Engineering Freshmen Welcome – Open House for All New Incoming Students and Families

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:15 PM – 2 PM
Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology – First Floor Lobby
All New Incoming Students and their guests are invited to attend

School of Science and Engineering 2017 Research Lab Tours

Friday, November 3, 2017
2 PM – 4 PM
Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology – First Floor Lobby
Everyone is Invited

School of Science and Engineering 2017 Homecoming Tailgating Tent

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: TBD
Everyone is Invited

School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors Reception

Thursday, December 7, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM
Ralph’s on the Park
By Invitation Only

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