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PhD student Steven Lavenstein wins Best Poster Award

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Steven Lavenstein, who is advised by Professor Jaafar El-Awady, for winning a Best Poster Award at the 2017 Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research Conference held at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, July 23-28.

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Behold the Cockroach

July 18, 2017

The lowly cockroach has long been vilified as a spreader of disease and a marker of filth and squalor. Most people would rather squash them than invite them to be collaborators. But Chen Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has long taken an opposite stance, housing thousands of these creepy-crawlies in his lab.

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Hopkins Baja team competes in 2017 SAE Illinois

June 15, 2017

Each year, the Hopkins Baja team designs and builds a single-seat off-road vehicle that can withstand rough terrain. The competition includes dynamic events—such as acceleration, hill climbs, and rock crawls—and a single, four-hour endurance race.

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Honing breast cancer detection

June 15, 2017

Ishan Barman, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is combining imaging, spectroscopy, and machine learning techniques to help doctors accurately detect early signs of breast cancer.

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