A team of mechanical engineering students are designing and building a pod for a Hyperloop—a low-pressure tube designed to transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco—for their senior design project. The team, their project, and their Kickstarter campaign were featured on Channel7 News. The team will be tested at the Hyperloop competition, sponsored by SpaceX, in June 2016.
Congratulations to the following three faculty awarded tenure in June:
- Mark Golkowski, associate professor of electrical engineering
- Kendall Hunter, associate professor of bioengineering
- Wesley Marshall, associate professor of civil engineering
Michal Schafer, a graduate student in Dr. Hunter’s Lab, received 2015 American Heart Association Early Career Investigator Travel Award for upcoming Scientific Session in Orlando, FL. The award was given by Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention and comes with $1,500 travel stipend. Michal and Dr. Hunter will be giving an oral presentation on the topic of vascular hemodynamics in type 1 diabetes as part of Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture Session. Additionally they will present 3 poster presentations on topics of cardiovascular hemodynamics in adult and pediatric pulmonary hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Michal and Dr. Hunter closely co-operate with Dr. Truong (Children’s Hospital), Dr. Fenster (National Jewish Health), and Dr. Jazaeri (University of Colorado Hospital).
Dr. Park’s study in Bioengineering, titled “Substantial differentiation of human neural stem cells into motor neurons on a biomimetic polyurea (DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201570032)”, was featured as a frontispiece in Macromolecular Bioscience. In this study, graduate student Melissa Laughter in Park’s group created natural protein-like synthetic polyurea, showing great potential for the treatment of central nervous system injury. Macromolecular Bioscience is ranked among the top 10 biomaterials and polymer journals, dealing with the intersection of polymer and materials science with life science and medicine.