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Tag: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

November 3, 2016

University researchers hope to improve the odds of surviving acute myeloid leukemia by loading a promising compound into nanoparticles that will target the inner recesses of bone marrow where leukemia stem cells lurk.

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Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

October 27, 2016

Rochester engineering professor Kevin Parker has devised a way to differentiate fine details in medical ultrasound images that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray.

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May the force be with you

May the force be with you

October 10, 2016

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus Ed Hajim ’58 and his family pose with the new statue dedicated Friday on the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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A life at the intersection of optics and art

A life at the intersection of optics and art

October 4, 2016

Jay Last ’51 is a pathbreaking scientist, a serious art collector, and an author. Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, talks with him about the important intersections between science, art, and the humanities.

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Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 3, 2016

Bradley Nilsson, associate professor of chemistry; Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Beth Jörgensen, professor of Spanish, are the recipients of the 2016 Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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‘My dad was an engineer, but no one could convince me that engineering was what I should do.’

‘My dad was an engineer, but no one could convince me that engineering was what I should do.’

October 3, 2016

Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering is among one of the 2016 recipients of the Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

‘No more magic’ in predicting how objects move through sand, other terrain

September 29, 2016

Rochester engineers have developed a simple theoretical model to calculate the force needed to move a rover across the ocean floor or through the granular terrain of other planets, for example, without having to run experiments to test those materials.

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Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

Turing Award winner addresses conference on parallel computing

September 21, 2016

When Leslie Valiant delivered his 2011 Turing lecture, “it was one of the most scientifically inspiring speeches I have seen,” says Chen Ding, computer science professor and co-organizer of the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing.

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Piece by piece

Piece by piece

September 21, 2016

Workers put the final touches on the engraved wall that will mark the new Science and Engineering Quadrangle. The quad was designed to complement the new Wegmans Hall, and provide more functional public space around the Goergen, Hylan, and Hutchison Halls, and the Computer Studies Building. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Building a better battery, large and small

Building a better battery, large and small

September 15, 2016

If chemical engineering professor Wyatt Tenhaeff and his students succeed, their work will help create the next generation of batteries so slim they can fit inside clothing, and so large they can power a car without risk of fire.

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