ENG’s Gerald Fine wins Gitner Award for Classroom Tech Use

May 2nd, 2016

Future Engineers Learn Real-life, Hands-on Design 05.02.2016 By Rich Barlow Almost 30 years in business left engineer Gerald Fine (ME, MSE) troubled as he spied the horizon of his profession. Too many young colleagues were good with a computer keyboard, but all thumbs when it came to something you’d expect to be as... More

For John Straub, Teaching Is about Sharing Enthusiasm

April 28th, 2016

2016 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year By Susan Seligson John E. Straub (Chemistry, MSE) never planned to be a teacher. “I have known natural, gifted teachers,” he says. “I am not one.” A born introvert, Straub has learned that much of what makes a good teacher is enthusiasm for one’s... More

Sharing the Field’s Allure

April 27th, 2016

ENG brings engineering to schools to bring students to engineering By Joel Brown It’s a warm spring morning at the Josiah Quincy Upper School in downtown Boston, and the two dozen ninth-graders entering Mr. Warner’s classroom reluctantly remove their earbuds and set down their iced coffees. Their faces seem to say: Light waves?... More

Cancer Treatment Goes Local

April 26th, 2016

By Sara Elizabeth Cody   When it comes to treating cancer, one BU researcher is going local. Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, MSE, Chemistry, MED) recently published two studies that offer new approaches to the treatment of two intractable cancers—mesothelioma and esophageal cancer—by delivering therapeutic agents directly to the tumor site. "Local drug delivery... More

Ünlü Delivers DeLisi Distinguished Lecture

April 25th, 2016

By Sara Elizabeth Cody On Thursday, April 14, Professor M. Selim Ünlü (ECE, BME, MSE), recipient of the 2016 Charles DeLisi Award and Distinguished Lecture, presented "Optical Interference: From Soap Bubbles to Digital Detection of Viral Pathogens" to a packed room of students, faculty and researchers. The first named endowed lecture in... More