Matt Geib: Reimagining the World of Birth Control

Women have historically carried the financial and health-related burdens of contraception. There are currently around 12 birth control methods marketed toward the demographic, with the most effective options involving hormones. While hormonal contraception methods are more than 90 percent successful in preventing pregnancy, they have also been proven to cause an array of negative side […]

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Building the Workforce of Tomorrow

When it comes to finding a job after graduation, knowledge gained in the classroom and lab is, of course, critical. But, today’s employers in the rapidly advancing engineering field want more. They want the kind of hands-on skills with the latest technologies that enables new hires to hit the ground running.

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Building a New Kind of Faculty

If you want to harness the power of having faculty from multiple disciplines address a societal challenge, you have to make it easy for them to do so. Cross-disciplinary collaboration has long been part of the college’s DNA, and that culture is now being formalized in way that is unlike any other engineering school.

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Can Droplets be Used to Stop, Instead of Spread, Disease?

ENG, CDC researchers quantify how droplet formation might damage microbes, reducing disease transmission By Patrick L. Kennedy It happens in a flash. As you cough up a thread of the fluid that lines your respiratory tract, it breaks into tiny droplets, as small as a micrometer in diameter. Some of those droplets, or aerosols, might […]

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Lewis Awarded Sloan Fellowship

The award funding will further the biomedical engineer’s research on brain function By Jessica Colarossi Laura Lewis (BME) has been awarded a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards for early-career scientists. Lewis and BU computer scientist Alina Ene are two of 126 fellows chosen this year, and each will receive a […]

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Wong Lab Develops Smarter Cancer-Killing Cells

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Klapperich, Pal Named AAAS Fellows

By Patrick L. Kennedy Two College of Engineering faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, MSE, ME) and Professor Uday Pal (ME, MSE) were selected for extraordinary achievements in their fields by the AAAS Council. The nonprofit […]

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Klapperich Changing Boston for the Better

Named in Boston Business Journal’s List of 50 Leaders Making a Difference Catherine Klapperich and her team built a robust COVID-19 testing program with the capacity to test BU’s roughly 35,000 students every three days throughout the semester. Professor Catherine Klapperich was selected by the Boston Business Journal along with five BU alumni, another professor, and the CEO […]

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