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 May 31, 2012

RCBU Student Members Attend Physical Acoustics Summer School

RCBU student members, Himanshu Shekhar and Karla Mercado, applied to and were selected to attend the Physical Acoustics Summer School (PASS) at the University of Mississippi National Center for Physical Acoustics from May 23-29. The purpose of PASS is to bring intermediate and advanced graduate students, distinguished lecturers, and discussion leaders together to discuss a wide variety of subjects in Physical Acoustics. Participation is limited to 50 attendees and it is a very selective process. Himanshu Shekhar is a Ph.D. candidate in ECEworking with Professor Marvin Doyley in the area of biomedical imaging using targeted ultrasound contrast agents. Karla Mercado is a Ph.D. candidate in BMEworking with Professor Diane Dalecki on a project to develop high-frequency ultrasound techniques to noninvasively characterize the material, structural, and biological properties of engineered tissues.