Sangeeta N. Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the 2014 recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Dr. Bhatia, RI A ’90, is being recognized “for commercializing miniaturized technologies that span the areas of drug toxicity, tissue regeneration, cancer therapeutics, noninvasive diagnostics and infectious disease.” She is a biomedical engineer, professor, and Director of the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at MIT.
According to the article from BostInno, Dr. Bhatia “has developed ‘synthetic biomarkers’ capable of detecting cancer, thrombosis and fibrosis through a paper urine test. Her team has also produced human microlivers to fight infectious disease.” More information is available on the Lemolson-MIT Program website.
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted two academic engineering related opportunities on campuses at FAMU-FSU and OSU, respectively. The Florida A&M University – FL State University College of Engineering is looking for an associate Dean for Research – Engineering. For more information and to apply, click here
At Oklahoma State University there is an opening for a professor and head of School of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The school is accepting nominations and applications at this time and plans to begin screening applications on October 10, 2014, with a target starting date of July 1, 2015. Learn more
The Arkansas Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was recently highlighted on the University of Arkansas (UArk) Newswire as it celebrates its 100-year anniversary. A banquet and celebration was held in April of this year to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Tau Beta Pi AR Alpha Chapter on campus. In addition, ten students were initiated in the spring semester along with the UArk biological engineering department head Lalit R. Verma, Ph.D., P.E. Dr. Verma joined Tau Beta Pi as an eminent engineer “based on his service to the college and continued efforts to effectively educate future engineers.”
Plans are underway to install a new bent monument on campus this semester; new chapter officers have been elected; and the chapter has awarded approximately $22,000 in scholarships to its members through the Ray L. Belknap class of 1919 TBP Scholarship. Read the article and visit the AR Alpha chapter’s website