The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis aspires to discover the unknown, educate students and serve society. Our strategy focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, and security. Through innovative partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — we will contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.
Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world.
Members of the ZnDermal team (from left): Andrew Chang, Nicole Ensz, Braden Perkins, Julie Knowles.
In 2013, Suren Dutia, a Washington University Engineering alumnus, and his wife, Jas Grewal, created the Global Impact Award for Washington University students and alumni. Their goal is to encourage entrepreneurs and assist them through education and access to mentors and capital in a nurturing environment that would allow them to grow and scale their ventures.
All are welcome to join the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Monday, Oct. 6, as it celebrates the finalists in the competition and announces the inaugural winner of this honor.
The event will feature a cocktail hour from 4-5 p.m. with posters and demonstrations from the finalists and the announcement of winners at 5 p.m.
The finalists include:
· Janji, with designs inspired by a country and proceeds helping that country with clean water or nutrition, Janji is the first running brand built around giving back;
· Nanopore Diagnostics LLC, developing a rapid and portable bacterial diagnostic test to take the guess work out of prescribing antibiotics;
· UStrive Inc., an innovative college admissions technology that serves as both a matching tool and social network for students and mentors throughout the entire admissions process;
· ViFlex, developing a pair of low-cost, adjustable eyeglasses as part of a sustainable and scalable solution to reduce the burden of poor vision for the 700 million in the developing world who have untreated refractive error;
· Visiolog has developed an efficient screening tool for underdiagnosed early-childhood vision disorders;
· ZnDermal, a transdermal zinc delivery system, has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of diarrhea diseases in developing countries, saving and improving the quality of millions of lives. The team is made of up Engineering students.
Judges for the award include:
· Joni Cobb, founder and president, Pipeline
· Mary Jo Gorman, founder, Advanced ICU Care
· Ronald Kruszewski, chairman and CEO, Stifel Nicolaus
· Gary Rayner, founder and CEO, LifeProof
Welcome back! We hope everyone is enjoying their first few weeks of classes! On behalf of the Washington University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, we would like to invite you to our annual event, Evening with Industry.
This unique networking event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Holmes Lounge. The evening begins with a networking reception, similar to a career fair, during which students can approach company representatives to network and learn general information about careers and employment. For dinner, each company will host its own table. Students will register for specific company tables, where table discussion will highlight company work and the careers available. Following dinner, some of the companies have decided to do presentations about their company, showcasing current projects, research areas and job opportunities.
Looking for a summer internship or full-time job? Connect with the people who are actually doing the hiring, and get ahead on your career search early in the school year. Still unsure about careers out there? Come to learn about specific opportunities in your field of engineering. The event is open to the entire engineering school, not just members of SWE, and we hope that all students will want to take advantage of the personal interaction you can get with these big name companies. Not only will you be able to meet and interact with company representatives, but also all companies will receive the resumes of students in attendance.
Anheuser-Busch, Accenture, Citigroup, Microsoft, Capital One, Nestle, AT&T and Deloitte will be attending this event. We hope that you will all want to take advantage of the personal interaction you can get with these big name companies. Please send in your RSVP as soon as possible to have the best chance of sitting with your top choice company.
The cost of registration is $15, which includes a catered dinner. A couple of the companies offered to sponsor a certain number of students, and we will give these out on a first-come first-served basis.
The RSVP can be found at CareerLink RSVP. After you RSVP, please fill out this form to indicate your company rankings and meal preference: Preference Form. The company you are most interested in should be ranked No. 1. If you do not send us your company rankings, we will place you at a table based on seating availability. All RSVPs and company rankings are due by Thursday, Sept.11!
Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your seat! In addition to filling out this online registration form, you must also return your registration fee (cash or check) to the SWE pendaflex in a sealed envelope labeled with your name. We will give priority to those who have paid, so pay ASAP! Also, if you would like your resume to be sent to the company representatives, please upload your resume onto CareerLink when you RSVP. All resumes must be received by the day of the event.
The Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) chapter at Washington University in St. Louis is holding the university’s first large-scale hackathon, called WUHack, Sept. 12-14 in the Lopata Gallery. Over the weekend, more than 100 of the brightest hackers from throughout the Midwest will travel here to spend the weekend creating beautiful projects from scratch.
Students can apply here. The event will allow up to 150 participants from any university or college.
What makes this hackathon unique is the highly entrepreneurial nature of the event, says Andrew Buckley, external relations officer for the Missouri Eta chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon at WU. Each sponsoring company will be given the official UPE Resume Book as well as a copy of the resumes of each of the participants at WUHack.
"We want WUHack to be more than just a run-of-the-mill hackathon, and we think this type of hackathon will really draw some excellent entrepreneurial talent from all across the Midwest to Wash U for them to showcase their talent and network with some incredible companies," Buckley says.
Sponsors including Answers.com, Google, AT&T, Microsoft, Square, Lockerdome, FindTheBest and IMC will be at the event see what these students can build and the talent coming out of Washington University and the rest of the Midwest.
For details, visit here.