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Meet Engineering freshman Michael Lagieski. He’s a mechanical engineering student-athlete who set a meet and school record on his way to winning the national championship in the men’s 100 breaststroke at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships late last month. Michael talks about balancing varsity athletics with academics.
Allen Osgood (in glasses), a freshman majoring in computer science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is congratulated by his teammates following the Youthbridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition awards presentation April 10. Osgood, founder of STEMs For Youth, and his team won $25,000 for their program, which encourages under-privileged middle school students to pursue science and engineering through mentoring and use of LEGO robotic applications.
As I hinted at with the picture at the end of my last post, this past weekend I hiked to Mt Ngauruhoe, which is better known as Mt Doom! For those of you who aren’t as familiar with the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) series, Mt Doom is the giant, intimidating volcano in the land of “the enemy”. While…
Michael Lagieski winning the 100 Breaststroke National Title. Photo credit: Danny Reise, WUSTL Photos.
WUSTL’s Michael Lagieski Wins 100 Breaststroke National Title
Washington University in St. Louis Engineering freshman Michael Lagieski set a meet and school record on his way to winning the national championship in the men’s 100 breaststroke to highlight five All-America finishes March 21 on the third day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium.
In fourth place after the first 50 yards, Lagieski, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, closed the final 50 yards 0.2 of a second faster than the runner-up finisher to set an NCAA Division III Championship meet record with a time of 54.10. Emory University’s Andrew Wilson, who finished second in a time of 54.26, also finished faster than the previous meet record of 54.27 set in 2009. The time was more than 0.3 of a second faster than Lagieski’s own previous school record time of 54.42. Lagieski is the fourth men’s swimmer in Washington University to win a national championship, joining Michael Slavik (2006, 50 freestyle), Eric Triebe (2006, 200 free) and Alex Beyer (2009 and 2010, 400 individual medley).
Lagieski’s individual title helped move the Washington U. men into 14th in the team standings heading into the final day of competition.
The men’s 800-free relay team of juniors Luke Dobben, majoring in mechanical engineering; Matt Nutter, majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in aerospace engineering; and Zane Turpin, and freshman Justin Morrell posted the fifth All-America finish of the day for Washington U. The Bears placed 15th with a time of 6:49.01. Dobben also just missed qualifying for the finals in the 200 butterfly, clocking a time of 1:50.29 to finish 18th, just .13 of a second off his school record. Nutter finished 35th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.26.
Read more about the results of the weekend’s National Championship here.
Prof. Igor Efimov, professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, talked about a custom-fitted, implantable device he helped to develop that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders with McGraw Milhaven and Kelly Jackson on “The McGraw Milhaven Show” on KTRS 550 AM.
Watch Roger Chamberlain and Igor Efimov, professors at Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, talk about the companies they started based on their engineering expertise on “The Domain Tech Report.” For the entire interview, visit http://youtu.be/VoQfG3HmTGw
Kia Ora (hello/welcome) ! The past week of my adventures has taken me across the Able Tasman track, into Moari culture, and around Auckland, the most populated city in New Zealand.
Amazing scenery and stunning views make up New Zealand. It is covered with hikes and trails, nine of which have…
Follow Sara Fletcher, a Washington University student majoring in mechanical engineering, as she studies abroad this semester at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. We’ll share her blog posts here as we get them.
Engineers Week 2014, from Feb. 16-22, features a variety of events centered around the Space Race that bring engineering to life for students, educators and the campus community.
Beginning with free doughnuts at the Underpass between the South 40 and the Main Campus and the Dean’s Breakfast on Monday morning, the week will include a panel exploring alternative careers in engineering; an etiquette dinner; a panel discussing the book “Lean In”; Cheap Lunch with representatives from Deloitte; and lectures featuring alumnus Mark Barteau and Steve Squyres, principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
In addition, there will be an IdeaBounce event for entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel and a variety of contests, including butter sculpting, paper airplanes and Penny Wars, a fundraiser for the Relay for Life team.
EnWeek is designed to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering & Applied Science on our campus, celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers.
Have an idea for a business venture that would create social change? That idea could win you up to $50,000 through a new awards program through the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Alumnus Suren G. Dutia and his wife, Jas K. Grewal, have established a global impact award to assist promising entrepreneurs and high-growth entrepreneurial ventures to catalyze social change.
The award is open to current WUSTL students, postdoctoral researchers and alumni who have graduated in the past five years. The application deadline is noon March 24; the first award will be presented in September.
Joe McDonald, Avik Som and Josh Siegel of IDEALabs, a bioengineering design and entrepreneurship incubator composed of a group of Washington University Engineering and Medical students, sat down with Edward Domain on “The Domain Tech Report” to discuss how the group’s members work with physicians and researchers to solve problems seen in clinical care. IDEALabs is a joint venture of the School of Medicine, School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). Teams of undergraduate, medical students and graduate students work together to create solutions to real clinical problems.