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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

May 9, 2018

A new hands-on learning and research lab envisioned for the Carlson Science and Engineering Library will give students and faculty a place to explore augmented and virtual reality—regardless of their level of expertise.

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Engineering a better guitar

Engineering a better guitar

May 7, 2018

As a classical guitarist, Juan Estrella ’18 chafes at the constraints traditional instruments place on artistic expression. As an engineer, he is attempting to create a “new electronic musical interface” that would set a new standard for instrument design.

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Student engineers help kids with disabilities walk, play with peers

Student engineers help kids with disabilities walk, play with peers

May 4, 2018

For young children with developmental disabilities, learning to walk can be a long-term process. An inexpensive, “hybrid” walker designed by a team of biomedical engineering seniors can help.

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Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

April 30, 2018

A team of chemical engineering students from Rochester, in their second year building and competing with a vehicle powered only by chemical reactions, held their own against 20 other teams at this year’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers regional conference.

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Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

April 24, 2018

In his three-year term at the National Science Foundation, Kautz will direct the agency’s support for research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

April 18, 2018

With 12 years on the faculty, the associate professor of chemistry is being widely praised by his former students for his role in their current success as scientists.

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Thesis competition winner describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

Thesis competition winner describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

April 17, 2018

Jillian Ramos showed exactly how to capture an audience’s attention – and hold it – at the third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition finals, winning both first place and the people’s choice prize.

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