Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
Winter 2017
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Chemical Engineering Professor Lawrence Pratt Honored by American Chemical Society »
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Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Michael Moore's startup company, AxoSim, was awarded $1.7M Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the NIH. Tulane will receive a subcontract for $811,212 over a two-year period. Dr. Moore is PI along with Dr. Lowry Curley at AxoSim. Dr. Parisa Kordjamshidi in the Department of Computer Science is also a co-Investigator. The grant was awarded to validate a model of microengineered, living peripheral nerve tissue for screening drugs for neurotoxicity before they go to clinical trials.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professors Daniel Shantz and Hank Ashbaugh were awarded $316,669 from the NSF to develop new materials for low energy separations relevant to alternative energy and water utilization.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Henry (Hank) Bart was awarded $199,502 from the NSF to transfer ownership of the orphaned Neil H. Douglas Fish Collection from the University of Louisiana Monroe to Tulane, inventory the estimated 85,000 jars of fish specimens in the collection, and distribute portions of the collection to fish collections at institutions in Louisiana (Tulane, LSU, Southeastern Louisiana University), Arkansas (Arkansas State University), Mississippi (Mississippi Museum of Natural Science) and Texas (University of Texas at Austin).

Physics Professor Fred Wietfeldt was awarded $140,073 from the NSF to continue his group's precision measurements of neutron decay to further understand details of the weak nuclear force and conditions during the early Universe.

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Biomedical Engineering Department Celebrates 40 Years

Article by Barri Bronston

Biomedical Engineering Department Celebrates 40 YearsAt 40 years old, the Tulane University Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of the nation's oldest. It is a global leader in providing distinctive and creative interdisciplinary solutions to biomedical engineering research and design problems.

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Image SSE Innovation Fund Launched to Help Ideas Become Reality

Article by Heather L. Hasselle

The School of Science and Engineering is full of big ideas. Harry Quarls (E '74) is committed to helping these ideas become reality. Recognizing the need to provide crucial support for promising early-stage research, Quarls has generously created the Tulane Innovation Fund. This fund will provide a stable framework and needed capital infusion for enhancing novel ideas and research into positive technology advancements.

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Image Tulane receives $1.7 million grant from Department of Defense for Blood Vessel Research

Article by Roger Dunaway

Tulane University's Stryder Meadows, a cell and molecular biology professor, received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to study how arteriovenous malformations (AVM), which are defects in arteries, veins and capillaries, form Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people.

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Image Engineering Students Receive Real-World Experience thanks to Entergy

Article by Matthew Roberts

Last spring, New Orleans-headquartered Entergy Corporation partnered with the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering to provide undergraduate students with an exceptional opportunity. Students were able to take a two-semester engineering physics capstone course that provided real-world experience and the potential to work with major industries. Entergy — an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations — provided rising undergraduates at the School of Science and Engineering with equipment, engineering support and the type of academic challenges that propel students to create innovative solutions.

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Society of Tulane Engineers Reconnects Alumni

Article by Mary Cross

The alumni group the Society of Tulane Engineers (STE) strives to create new ties between Tulane graduates and the School of Science and Engineering (SSE).

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2018 Science and Engineering Alumni Awards

3 Distinguished Science/Engineering alumni will be honored at the 10th Annual Science and Engineering Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday April 12, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

School of Science and Engineering Highlights

12th Annual School of Science and Engineering Research Day
~Outstanding Researcher Ceremony, Student Research Posters, & Reception~

Thursday, April 12, 2018
3 PM – 5 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life - Room 212
Qatar Ballrooom and Room 213
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Everyone is Invited
RSVP is required for the Outstanding Researcher Ceremony and Reception: candy@tulane.edu

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School of Science and Engineering Distinguished Leadership Circle Reception & 10th Annual Science and Engineering Alumni Awards Celebration

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6 PM – 8 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – 1834 Club
All science and engineering alumni are invited
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18th Annual Tulane Engineering Forum

Friday, April 20, 2018
8 AM – 5 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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