SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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ENG Prof Elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

David Bishop a prolific real-world innovator David Bishop, director of BU’s new Engineering Research Center, holds 47 US patents for micromechanical inventions. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. In the late 1990s, with an expected explosion in demand for internet bandwidth, the telecommunications industry was scrambling to devise switches that would rapidly transmit massive amounts of data—videos, […]

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University Launches $20 Million Innovate@BU Initiative for Students

BUild Lab: IDG Capital Student Innovation Center a hub for thinkers, doers, makers, innovators Gerald Fine, who leads, and helped create, ENG’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), has been named executive director of Innovate@BU, a $20 million University-wide initiative giving all students the opportunity to engage in solving real-world problems and hands-on innovation. Photo by […]

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Research Leads to Amazing Things

  Ed Damiano, an ENG professor of biomedical engineering and owner of medical device company, Beta Bionics, Inc.  BU’s own Ed Damiano and other inventors of amazing things that began with National Institutes of Health funding spoke at a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Watch the video See the photos View the flyer

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BU Wins $20M for NSF Engineering Research Center

Goal is personalized heart tissue for clinical use A cardiac patch. The ERC’s ultimate goal is to advance nano-bio-manufacturing methods that could lead to large-scale fabrication of functional heart tissue, which could replace diseased or damaged muscle after a heart attack. Illustration courtesy of Jeroen Eyckmans. Boston University has won a $20 million, five-year award […]

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MED Gives High Schoolers a Jump on Health Careers

Enrichment program for Boston’s underrepresented minorities Danny Truong (left), a British International School of Boston senior, and Brandon Hector, a Boston Latin Academy senior, work on a sickle cell experiment as part of the Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) program at the School of Medicine. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Although he is more cheerful and […]

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New Leader for Technology Development Office

Mike Pratt will aid faculty in collaborations with industry Mike Pratt has been promoted to managing director of the Technology Development Office after being interim managing director since August 2015. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. Talk about taking one for the team. In 2008, BU researcher Ed Damiano needed a couple of healthy adults as controls for […]

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Science Club for Girls Takes STEM to the Next Generation

GWISE grad students share knowledge and enthusiasm Aurora Kesseli (GRS’21) with third-graders Amaria Smith (left) and Cassandra Riley as they work on an experiment at the Girls Science Club. In a messy room at Allston’s West End House Boys and Girls Club, a dozen girls and women are gathered around a table, coloring and chatting. This […]

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Emphysema: A New Way to Predict Treatment Outcomes?

Computer model may lead to more personalized, optimized treatment Boston University researchers Béla Suki (left) and Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Emphysema is a long-term and devastating lung disease. As it progresses, the body’s own […]

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