On Campus News, December 2014

MIT News recently profiled senior Anisha Gururaj, MA B 2015, a chemical engineering major at MIT. Her varied interests include classical Indian dance and music, engineering medical devices, and education. She has worked in MIT’s Little Devices Lab on a low-cost diagnostic device called the MEDIKit Dx. “After building a prototype, she traveled to Chile with the support of a Massachusetts Alpha TBP Fellowship.”

Currently, she is working with three other students and MIT professor Michael B. Yaffe, Ph.D. (NY D ’81), on developing a device to warm IV fluids for safer use in the field. As a Rhodes Scholar, Gururaj will study next year at Oxford University pursuing an MSc in engineering science research and a maser’s in public policy. “What I want to do ultimately is work on medical devices,” Gururaj says. “I want to be in a place where I’m drawing from my engineering background to get these crucial technologies into people’s hands.” Read the article

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A second transformational gift from the Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation will go to support Rowan University’s College of Engineering. The gift will establish a permanent endowment exclusively for the College of Engineering and the College will be named the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. The first gift from henry Rowan and his wife “transformed then Glassboro State College in 1992 to become Rowan University and supported the founding of its nationally ranked College of Engineering.” Click here to read the news release for more information on how the gift will impact the University.

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West Virginia University Relations published a press release with the list of the 28 newly initiated members at the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. The initiation took place on Sunday, December 7, with 14 seniors and 17 juniors joining the Association. WV Alpha Chief Advisor Melissa L. Morris, Ph.D. (WV A ’06), spoke about the fall 2014 class.

“Our initiation class more than doubled from fall 2013,” said Dr. Morrs. “It’s amazing to see the sense of pride and accomplishment our students feel when they (are) lined up, wearing their polished bents around their necks.

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