Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
Summer 2018
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Accolades
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Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Kristin Miller was awarded $500,000 over 5 years from the NSF to support an integrated research and education program to determine the role of elastic fibers in the soft tissues of the female reproductive system. This project will develop a computer model that can predict how elastic fibers in the soft tissues of the female reproductive system change in response to mechanical pressure.

Cell and Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Laurie Earls was awarded $194,124 by the LA Board of Regents for a 3-year study of a novel small open reading frame in the genomic region responsible for 22q11.2DS, the strongest genetic predictor of schizophrenia.

Chemistry Professor Scott Grayson and Physics Professor Wayne Reed, as co-PIs, along with Nancy Denslow UFlorida (co-PI) and Dan Savin UFlorida (PI), were awarded a $1,000,000 GoMRI grant to investigate polymer grafted nanoparticles as oil dispersants.

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a 30-month cooperative agreement worth up to $1.5 million with Tulane University and George Mason University to fund research to test and evaluate different methods and tools for analyzing complex social phenomena. Principle Investigators of this project are Computer Science Professor Carola Wenk at Tulane University, and Andreas Züfle, Dieter Pfoser and Andrew Crooks at GMU.

Physics and Engineering Physics Professor Douglas Chrisey was awarded $245,000 from the LA Board of Regents to transition metal oxides (TMOs), which are a fascinating class of materials due to their wide ranging electronic, chemical and mechanical properties. This project is aimed at fabricating crystalline material at ultra-low temperatures.

Physics and Engineering Physics Professor of Practice and SSE Director of K-12 STEM Education Michelle Sanchez was honored with the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award for the FIRST Robotics Competition – Bayou Regional.

Psychology Professor and Director of the Tulane Brain Institute Jill Daniel received a 5-year $1.8 million award from the NIH to study how estrogen treatment during middle-age impacts memory and the hippocampus, a brain area critical for memory, in aging females.

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Kimberly Foster Named Dean of Tulane School of Science and Engineering

Article by Barri Bronston

Kimberly Foster, DeanKimberly Foster, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), will become the new dean of the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering.

The appointment, announced by Tulane Provost Robin Forman and President Michael Fitts, is effective August 1, 2018.

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Alumni Honorees Tulane School of Science and Engineering Honors Outstanding Alumni

Article by Benjamin Morris

It’s no secret that the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane houses exceptional intellectual talent, producing groundbreaking innovations in every area of scientific study. But every so often, the School ensures that this open secret stays wide open. At its tenth annual Alumni Awards ceremony on April 12, the SSE honored alumni Robert N. Ryan, Jr., Dr. Jennifer Berumen, and Dr. Scot N. Ackerman.

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Karen-Johannesson School of Science and Engineering Names Outstanding Researcher

Article by Mary Cross

Karen Johannesson, a professor of geochemistry and chemical hydrogeology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will receive the Outstanding Researcher Award Thursday, April 12, during the 12th annual School of Science and Engineering (SSE) Research Day.

A pioneer in the field of geochemistry, Johannesson will be recognized for her study of how trace elements cycle through the hydrosphere. Research Day takes place from 3–5 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center’s Qatar Ballroom and Kendall Cram Lecture Hall.

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Antarctica Tulane Scientist Antarctica Bound in $25 million Glacier Study

Article by Barri Bronston

A Tulane University geologist has been named to a $25 million research collaboration considered one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken.

The collaboration between the United States and the United Kingdom will deploy Arnold Early Career Professor Brent Goehring, an assistant professor in the Tulane Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and 100 other scientists to Antarctica to gather data needed to understand when the glacier’s collapse could begin - in the next few decades or centuries  - and its impact on global sea rise.

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Michael-Moore Tulane Scientist Named to NIH Review

Article by Barri Bronston

Michael J. Moore, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Tulane University, has been appointed to a prestigious panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As a member of the Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies (BNVT) study section, Moore will review, score and recommend grant proposals dealing with the development, structure, function or pathology of the nervous system.

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Tulane Science Scholars Program - 2018 Summer Program

Monday, July 9, 2018 –
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Student Shop Managers Conference (SSMC)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 –
Friday, July 20, 2018
Tulane Uptown Campus –
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Fall 2018 Welcome at Tulane begins with Move-In Day

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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School of Science and Engineering Freshmen Welcome – Open House for All New Incoming Students and Guests

Thursday, August 23, 2018
12:15 PM – 2 PM
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All New Incoming Students and their guests are invited to attend

School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 PM - 8 PM
123 Walnut - Rooftop
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School of Science and Engineering 2018 Research Lab Tours

Friday, November 9, 2018
2 PM – 4 PM
Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology – First Floor Lobby
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