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Just do it – Runsdorf Award winners embody the spirit of public service
Public service is a hallmark of the Tulane student experience; however, some students go above and beyond in achieving the Tulane ideal of excelling academically by using their skills and knowledge in service to the community. Two such students are Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce and Mollie Sloter, the...
Jul 24, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cellphones and other electronics. The researchers’ discovery of a new magnetic topological semimetal is featured in the latest...

Jul 12, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Many studies say capturing Mississippi River sand through diversions is key to rebuilding Louisiana’s vanishing coast. But a new study in the open-access journal Earth Surface Dynamics of an old levee breach, or crevasse, along Bayou Lafourche indicates that mud, the most plentiful sediment type...

Jul 05, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Angel Allen has a long way to go before she has to decide on a career path. But if you ask her now, the rising eighth-grader at Paul Habans Charter School will tell you that she wants to be an engineer. She wants to design cars that are powered by wind energy, and hopes her love of math and science...

Jul 03, 2017 - Mary Cross

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) welcomes 104 high school students from all over the United States and China this summer to take their first steps toward pursuing STEM careers. Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, a Tulane alumna, professor of practice and director for K-12 STEM outreach for the...

Jun 27, 2017 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Dylan Lawrence, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, adjusts a preclinical, high resolution ultrasound system modified to generate photoacoustic images of oxygen saturation of the placenta. His research, in the laboratory of Dr. Carolyn Bayer, seeks to improve the diagnoses and treatment...

Jun 20, 2017 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

Leila Pashazanusi, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering, examines biosensors made in a carbon nanotube (CNT) in the Pesika Lab Group in Flower Hall. Because of their high surface area, CNT biosensors are particularly...

Jun 09, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

On day one of the General Electric (GE) Girls summer program hosted by Tulane University, 13-year-old Ronae Clayton had her future plans all lined up. “I’m going to be a five-star chef and own a restaurant,” she said. By day four of the weeklong camp, Clayton’s plans had become fuzzy. She knew what...

Jun 07, 2017 - Mary Ann Travis

A. Baldwin Wood, an 1899 Tulane graduate, is a legend for his invention of the Wood Screw Pump, which has been used for more than a hundred years to drain rainwater from the canals that crisscross New Orleans.   Now Dan Grandal, a 1993 Tulane graduate, is about to make his own engineering mark for...

Jun 06, 2017 - Photo by Ryan Rivet

Carla Joseph, left, a first-year graduate student in chemical engineering, holds plates of bacterial colonies in an anaerobic chamber as assistant professor Nicholas Sandoval looks on. The Sandoval lab works on the development and application of advanced synthetic biology tools for model and non-...

Jun 01, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

Engineering students, from left, T.M. Logan, A. Baldwin Wood and John S. Harris work in the Electrical Engineering Laboratory circa 1898. Wood later designed and installed the huge screw pumps that continue to drain rainwater from the streets of New Orleans today.  

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