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New Orleans-based alumnae entrepreneurs create smart water bottle
Two Tulane alumnae have teamed up to create Caracas Canteen, a New Orleans–born smart water bottle. Kamiya Stewart, who earned a PhD in psychology from the School of Science and Engineering, and Maria Patrizia Santos, who graduated from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, co-founded...
May 16, 2017 - Barri Bronston

An interdisciplinary team from Tulane University’s bioinnovation and biomedical engineering departments within the School of Science and Engineering has won the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) in Mountain View, California, receiving a first-place prize of $30,000. Representing the...

May 15, 2017 - New Wave staff

Local comedian and New Orleans Pelicans superfan Chris Trew had a burning question: What are the Pelicans' chances of scoring big in the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16? See if you can keep up as Michelle Lacey, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics in the Tulane School of Science and...

May 11, 2017 - Mary Ann Travis

This year’s commencement will be different for Nick Altiero. It will be his last graduation ceremony as dean of the School of Science and Engineering, which he has led since it was created in 2006 as part of the university’s post-Katrina Renewal Plan. From 2000 to 2006, Altiero was dean of Tulane’s...

May 08, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Two professors in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering have won prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) awards for young faculty members. Matthew Escarra, an assistant professor of engineering physics, and Eliot Kapit, an assistant professor of physics, are two of approximately 500...

May 05, 2017 - Samantha Gaynor

Jazbaa, Tulane University’s Bollywood dance team, took Carnival in New Orleans by storm when they debuted in three parades ahead of Mardi Gras 2017. The team, which has a goal of competing in regional and national dance competitions, is the first of its kind on the Tulane campus. Team captain...

May 05, 2017 - Barri Bronston

James Leon was always a good student, but college was hardly in his plans. Having emigrated from Mexico, his mother never attended college, and as far as Leon was concerned, higher education was “an exclusive kind of thing.” That all changed when one of his high school mentors in Los Angeles...

Apr 28, 2017 - Madeline Vann

Jessica Conrad is wrapping up her senior year in both the Tulane School of Science and Engineering and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. But the math and public health double major already has one major accomplishment on her record — her work on mathematical modeling behavior...

Apr 21, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

The judges of the Tulane Novel Tech Challenge awarded grand prizes to Instapath (experienced category) and Thoraco Therapeutics (novice category) on April 19 in the third annual competition sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The competition empowers Tulane undergraduate and graduate...

Apr 20, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

Students enrolled this semester in the course Statics experienced a creative way to analyze the effects of force: They designed and built trusses, or frameworks, as part of a competition to see who could design the lowest weight structure that bears the most weight. To prepare for the “truss-...

Apr 19, 2017 - Benjamin Morris

It was 1945, and the war in Europe was winding down. Hitler’s forces had collapsed, and all thoughts were turning to the Pacific. Back in the Caribbean, a young naval engineer and Tulane graduate from Monroe, Louisiana, was onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge, bound for the Panama Canal. “...

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