Weekly Newsletter

March 20, 2017

Welcome to the Weekly News from VCU School of Engineering. Learn more about what's happening around the School and some of the amazing things going on.
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Engineering Weekly
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Studying Advanced Materials for NASA
To explore more deeply into our solar system, NASA wants new spacecraft to be made of advanced ultra-high strength material — and has tapped a university-led team to deliver it. The new NASA-sponsored multidisciplinary Space Technology Research Institute will incorporate the work of Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, to ensure that this cutting-edge material won’t fail.
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BME Chair Receives Mentoring Award
Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Award for 2017. “Why mentor? First of all, it’s fun,” he said. “It’s also an opportunity to continue to develop young scientists, a way to have more impact on the field than I could have just through my own work.” The award will be presented at the ORS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego this month.
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European Accelerator Added to MPI Program
The VCU da Vinci Center has launched a new partnership with the European Innovation Academy, the world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program, as part of its Master of Product Innovation degree. Read our conversation with Garret Westlake, Ph.D., the executive director of the center, which is a collaboration between VCU’s Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering and College of Humanities and Sciences.
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Google Resume Workshop
Learn resume preparation tips and tricks to help you prepare for your future technical career from a real Googler and VCU School of Engineering alumnus. The workshop will be held Friday, March 24, from 2 to 3 p.m.
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Countdown to Capstone 2017
Ready or not, Capstone is one month away! The Capstone Design Expo, featuring more than 80 student projects and presentations, will be held Friday, April 28 from 9:30 am to 3 p.m. at the Siegel Center.
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