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Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

April 21, 2017

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Kilean Lucas had three minutes and three slides to describe how nanomembranes could help diagnose cancer.

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Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

April 19, 2017

Team members unveiled the vehicle in March in the atrium at Goergen Hall, along with posters illustrating the latest changes in drivetrain, electronics, frame, exterior design, suspension, and usability.

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Northwestern scientist to present Su Lecture

Northwestern scientist to present Su Lecture

April 18, 2017

Linda Broadbelt, chair of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, will give the Department of Chemical Engineering’s 15th annual G.J. and S.T. Su Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 26. She will present “Reaction Pathways Discovery and Analysis: Bringing Biological and Chemical Catalysis Together.” Broadbelt is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor in and Chair of the […]

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Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

April 14, 2017

Members of the fledgling Chem-E-Car team went head to head against powerhouse teams from Cornell and McGill at their first-ever regional competition last month. The event features vehicles students build from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.

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A new way to teach history in the 21st century

A new way to teach history in the 21st century

April 10, 2017

A “virtual” re-creation of early settlements on Smith’s Island, Bermuda, offers professor Michael Jarvis and his students immersive experience of the site they are working to excavate.

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What it means to {codelikeagirl}

What it means to {codelikeagirl}

March 20, 2017

In 2010 the computer science department’s graduating class of 20 students included only one woman. This year, the expected graduating class of 119 students will be 34 percent female—double the national average.

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Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

March 16, 2017

In one current clinical trial, biosensors worn by patients with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease generate 25 million measurements over a two-day period.

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Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

March 10, 2017

Can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? Or teach a person to become a better public speaker? Visiting undergraduates–many from under-represented groups in the STEM fields–will work on summer projects investigating these questions and more.

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Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

March 3, 2017

There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.

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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

February 21, 2017

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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