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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
Mark your calendars! On Tues., November 4, at 7:00 in Kane Hall, Professor Nate Sniadecki and Dr. Nathan White will present "Get a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health" as part of the 2014 Engineering Lecture Series. Follow the link for more information and to register!
ME faculty and graduate students are part of a team working to develop marine renewable energy for use by the US Navy, making 3-D printed prototypes of tidal turbines that they will test in the UW’s water channel and with computer modeling studies.
This fall brings the launch of the EcoCAR3 project, and the team is off to a great start! Read all about the new four year competition to convert a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric car in this UW Today article.
We’re extremely proud to announce that Professor Brian Fabien has been awarded the Institute for Systems Biology’s Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award! Brian was chosen for this award to recognize his contributions to ISB’s education programs and partnerships by way of the Partnership for Science and Engineering Practices program, the Washington Alliance for Better Schools’ Externship program, and their partnership with Hollywood Hills Elementary in Northshore. ISB’s President Leroy Hood noted that in all cases, Brian “exemplified respect for students and teachers, conveyed understanding and excitement for science and engineering, and exemplified high quality instructional practices.” Please join us in congratulating Brian and thanking him for his tremendous contributions to engineering and science education!