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February 2018 Five10 Report

Student News

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Kayleigh Dobson '19 (mechanical engineering) was selected for the 2018 Brooke Owens Fellowship Program, which matches 36 extraordinary women with purpose-driven, paid internships at leading aviation and space companies. Kayleigh, an intern at the Robotic Systems Laboratory, running NASA Ames satellite mission operations, was chosen for her talent, experience, commitment to service, and creativity.

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Audrey Gozali '18 (civil engineering) has been named one of ten 2018 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition, by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This program recognizes student civil engineers for their academic accomplishments and commitment to serving others. Read more about her here.

 

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Taylor Yamane '20 (mechanical engineering) was awarded the title of Miss Santa Clara 2018 as a preliminary winner in the Miss America organization. In her position, Taylor's platform of "Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!" will encourage young people, especially girls, to enter STEM careers and to keep arts alive in education and beyond.

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Senior design project CERVIS (Cervical cancer Early Response Visual Identification System) headed by Bioengineering seniors Eva BouzosIvy Fernandes, and Marina Predovic, with teammates from public health, was selected to be presented as a Social Impact Pitch at the 15th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC 2018), the world's largest and leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference.


Faculty News

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Prashanth Asuri (bioengineering and bioinnovation and design) and his team won second place at the 3M Connected Home Ideathon hosted by GSVlabs to design the future of connected water. NEAT, their proposed concept, is a smart faucet sensor that provides real-time monitoring of heavy metal contamination.

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Nam Ling (computer engineering), with colleagues from Integrated Device Technology, Real Communications, Huawei/Hisilicon, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, had a U.S. patent awarded: "Simplification of Mode Dependent Intra Smoothing," patent number US9807385 B2, Oct. 31, 2017.

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Yuhong Liu and Nam Ling (both computer engineering) welcomed two new visiting scholars, Associate Professor Shufang Zhang from Tianjin University and Mr. Wei Yang from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. They will be joining the research group for one year. Learn about the visiting scholars here.

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Ed Maurer (civil engineering) was interviewed as part of the Yale Climate Connections project, which pairs people who work in climate science with those who question the strength of the science supporting the understanding that climate change is happening and that humans are responsible. Read more here.


Alumni News

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Bioengineering's Matt Blanco '12 MS '15, MBA '16 and Krzysztof Izdebski (advisory board) participated in the VII World Voice Consortium Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, and attended a conference in Florence, Italy, focused on medical applications of voice. They gave two lectures and led a roundtable discussion of readiness to use mobile devices in voice research and data gathering.

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Bioengineering alumni and current graduate students Matthew Findlay '17 MS '19 (computer engineering) and Daniel Freitas '17 MS '18 (electrical engineering), with Maryam Mobed-Miremadi (bioengineering) and Korin Wheeler (chemistry), published a paper, aimed at improving targeted nano-medicines and diagnostics. which was selected for the cover of Environmental Science: Nano.

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Aaron Weast '99 (mechanical engineering), Innovation Engineering Director at Nike (and co-founder of a new start-up, Drink Shrub) shared his experiences as an innovator for the footwear and sports apparel giant at the School of Engineering Nike Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge Kick-off Lunch, Jan. 26.


School News

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Entrepreneurship: More than 20 students, staff, and faculty attended the first session of a 5-week series of lectures on Starting a New Business. The lecture series is taught by volunteers from SCORE, a public service company focused on fostering new businesses. The first session, "Startup Basics," was led by Martin Schwartz, an engineer-turned entrepreneur with 35 years of industry experience, a decade of which was spent as CEO of various companies.

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Frugal Innovation Hub was part of the 3rd Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium at the Computer History Museum, Jan. 26-27. All seven current senior design projects taking place in Africa were showcased at the FIH table during the event, claiming the attention of many attendees such as Josh Ghaim, Chief Technology Officer of Johnson & Johnson.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Eleven faculty and staff attended the 2018 National KEEN Conference in Dallas, TX, Jan. 3-5. The conference was attended by 400 faculty and administrators from more than 80 universities across the country. Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) gave a keynote speech to attendees and ran a faculty development workshop on conducting highly authentic, real-world engineering enterprises within the academic environment.