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Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

January 9, 2018

Toys that beep. Toys that light up and sing. All adapted by engineering students for children with special needs. For parents visiting the University of Rochester Medical Center, taking home a toy their child can play with themselves is “really awesome.”

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Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

December 28, 2017

Hussein Aluie, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded an additional 90 million hours of computer time in 2018 by the US Department of Energy to produce detailed simulations of fluid instabilities that hinder fusion “ignition.”

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Engineering students give special needs children the gift of play

Engineering students give special needs children the gift of play

December 21, 2017

The Toys for All Tots student organization hosts workshops to teach other students and community members how to adapt battery-powered toys so that children with limited mobility can activate them on their own.

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Wyatt Tenhaeff shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for safer electric car battery

Wyatt Tenhaeff shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for safer electric car battery

December 21, 2017

A safer lithium-ion battery that reduces the risk of fire in electric vehicles, developed by a University chemical engineer and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named one of R&D Magazine’s 100 inventions of the year.

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Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

December 18, 2017

Astra Zhang ’18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski ’18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year’s Wells Award.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year’s NAI fellows.

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Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

December 7, 2017

How did water vapor became integral to the development and design of a novel device for detecting the DNA biomarkers affiliated with disease?

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Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

November 30, 2017

What if biopsies could be performed noninvasively as part of the initial procedure, so surgeons would know immediately whether additional cancerous tissue needed to be removed?

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‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

October 25, 2017

A Medical Center team recently received a $3.8 million grant to continue their investigation of an innovative technology that could lead to preventative treatments for radiation damage in patients.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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