What Happened to the Robots in BU’s COVID-19 Testing Lab? They’re Getting a New Mission
An automated wet lab built by biomedical and electrical & computer engineers is opening up its facilities to researchers from across BU.
POV: End of Roe v. Wade and Right to Abortion Will Impact Research
The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson will change my research on reproductive health technology—and end some of it altogether By Professor and Associate Dean of Research Catherine Klapperich (BME) If you are using technology to track your period, and abortion is even a remote possibility, delete your period tracking apps. Now. Why? Because […]
From the Dalkon Shield to Britney Spears’ IUD: Why Diverse Teams Need to Be Involved in Contraceptive Design
When the people who are the main users of a technology are not consulted in the design phase of that technology, the results for the end users are subpar and sometimes outright harmful.
“Global Threats Need You”
2021 Class of Societal Engineers Celebrated By Michael Seele and Patrick L. Kennedy With a call to continue their dedication to being Societal Engineers after earning their degrees, the College of Engineering’s Class of 2021 celebrated its graduation with virtual Commencement Exercises last weekend. Ceremonies for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates were held on May […]
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 […]
Klapperich Awarded Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant
Long-term HIV treatment, known as antiretroviral therapy, has dramatically changed the quality of life and longevity of infected and at-risk patients.