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“Engineers Got Talent” Showcase

You are warmly invited to join us for “Engineers Got Talent,” a showcase of performances by engineering students. We are also recruiting acts - sign up to perform as an individual or group (information below). Date/Time: Thurs, April 19th | 7:00 PM Location: BU Central Stage   The evening will feature performances by BU related... More

When Slower Means Faster

As bacteria grow increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists are on the hunt for a fast way test how the bacteria infecting a patient will respond to a particular antibiotic. Professor Kamil Ekinci (ME, MSE), Assistant Professor Chuanhua Duan (ME, MSE) and postdoctoral fellow Vural Kara, along with collaborators from the BU School of Medicine, have developed a new rapid antibiotic susceptibility test that works by measuring the movements of bacteria More

Hearts, Minds, and Microbubbles: Researchers are developing technology to prevent tiny strokes that cause vascular dementia

By David Levin Takeaways: Stiffened arteries can cause microbleeds in the brain, possibly leading to dementia. A prototype drug might control artery stiffness. Microscopic bubbles and ultrasound beams could deliver the drug straight into artery walls. Memory loss in old age starts small, with misplaced keys or wallets. In some people, it... More

NASA to Launch BU Student-Built Microsatellites

If MacGyver were on a mission to study the aurora, this is the satellite he might build: a grid of scrap solar cells pasted onto an iPad-size green rectangle of circuit board, a six-inch cut of stainless steel tape measure soldered in one corner as a makeshift antenna, and inside, a suite of smartphone-class sensors that anyone can buy on the internet. More

Team of Researchers Awarded $1M Department of Energy Contract

A team of College of Engineering researchers has won a $1 million contract from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop COSSY (Computational Occupancy Sensing SYstem), a system of sensors that can estimate the number of people in a room and adjust air flow in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appropriately, with the goal of saving energy. More