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 Sensors for Smart Lighting

Responsive sensors aim to improve human health and lighting efficiency By Caitlin Bird. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi Thomas Little, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), in his laboratory at the BU Photonics Center. Imagine sitting in a secluded corner of a college […]

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A Point of Light

BU researcher creates images from single photons It’s difficult to capture clear photos in low light. One BU engineering professor thinks he may have solved the problem. Photo by tolokonov/iStock When you take a photo on a cloudy day with your average digital camera, the sensor detects trillions of photons. Photons, the elementary particles of […]

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Show Me the Data

First BU Data Science Day draws cross-disciplinary crowd Azer Bestavros, director of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering (center), and the cochairs of Hariri’s first BU Data Science Day, Prakash Ishwar (left) and Dino Christenson (right), were delighted by the large, cross-disciplinary crowd that came together to talk about how data […]

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Photonics Center Programs Promote Diversity in STEM Fields

NSF sponsors summer research by undergrads, high-school teachers Lauren Strong (left), with Helen E. Fawcett (GRS’97), an ENG research assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of 11 college undergrads participating in a new program funded by the National Science Foundation designed to promote diversity in STEM fields. Photos by Cydney Scott. Lauren Strong, a […]

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