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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.

Join WUHack Sept. 12-14 

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.

Congratulations to @catelynzhang and @jermattack96!

Thank you to all contest participants! View all contest entries at engineering.wustl.edu/photocontest.

Congratulations to @catelynzhang and @jermattack96!

Thank you to all contest participants! View all contest entries at engineering.wustl.edu/photocontest.

People of Engineering & Applied Science: Meir Friedenberg, rising sophomore, University of Maryland



Student in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Computer Science & Engineering in the labs of Kunal Agrawal, PhD, and Chris Gill, PhD
Q:  What did you like most about the summer research experience?
A:  About research in general, I think I learned a lot more than I would in a classroom. Because in a class, when you’re working on a problem set, you know that you’ve learned the exact set of things needed to answer this, so you just apply them. As opposed to research, where you have no idea where the solution is supposed to be, and you don’t even know what to look up, so you’re learning loads more than you actually need. You end up with a lot more information than you would from a class.

People of Engineering & Applied Science: Meir Friedenberg, rising sophomore, University of Maryland

Student in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Computer Science & Engineering in the labs of Kunal Agrawal, PhD, and Chris Gill, PhD

Q:  What did you like most about the summer research experience?

A:  About research in general, I think I learned a lot more than I would in a classroom. Because in a class, when you’re working on a problem set, you know that you’ve learned the exact set of things needed to answer this, so you just apply them. As opposed to research, where you have no idea where the solution is supposed to be, and you don’t even know what to look up, so you’re learning loads more than you actually need. You end up with a lot more information than you would from a class.

People of Engineering & Applied Science: Alicia Sun, rising junior, Washington University in St. Louis



Participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Computer Science & Engineering in the lab of Kilian Weinberger, PhD
Q: What do you like best about working with Kilian Weinberger?
A: Kilian is really nice. I’ve never taken his class, but I feel like he might be one of my favorite professors. He’s easy to get along with. He has all of this fun stuff in the lab. We need to learn how to juggle, and I’ve learned a little bit. It’s pretty fun. Sometimes if I need to have a rest from working, I just go juggle.

People of Engineering & Applied Science: Alicia Sun, rising junior, Washington University in St. Louis

Participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Computer Science & Engineering in the lab of Kilian Weinberger, PhD

Q: What do you like best about working with Kilian Weinberger?

A: Kilian is really nice. I’ve never taken his class, but I feel like he might be one of my favorite professors. He’s easy to get along with. He has all of this fun stuff in the lab. We need to learn how to juggle, and I’ve learned a little bit. It’s pretty fun. Sometimes if I need to have a rest from working, I just go juggle.

Faculty, staff, family and other supporters who cannot attend Washington University in St. Louis’ Commencement and Engineering Recognition Ceremonies are invited to join in the celebration by watching the ceremonies live online.
Graduates: Share these links with your family and friends!
Undergraduate Engineering Student Recognition Ceremony  Thursday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.
Graduate Engineering Student Recognition Ceremony  Friday, May 16, 1:30 p.m.
All-University Commencement  Friday, May 16, 8:30 a.m.
For more information about Commencement, visit engineering.wustl.edu/commencement.

Share Commencement photos and memories on social media: #WUSTL14

Faculty, staff, family and other supporters who cannot attend Washington University in St. Louis’ Commencement and Engineering Recognition Ceremonies are invited to join in the celebration by watching the ceremonies live online.

Graduates: Share these links with your family and friends!

Undergraduate Engineering Student Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.

Graduate Engineering Student Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 16, 1:30 p.m.

All-University Commencement
Friday, May 16, 8:30 a.m.

For more information about Commencement, visit engineering.wustl.edu/commencement.

Share Commencement photos and memories on social media: #WUSTL14

Kendall Gretsch, Henry Lather and Kranti Peddada, three Washington University in St. Louis seniors majoring in biomedical engineering, designed and developed a 3-D-printed prosthetic arm that costs just a fraction of the price of similar prosthetics and is noticeably lighter in weight. After months of adjustments and developing, the team met Sydney Kendall, a 13-year-old who lost part of her right hand in a boating accident, and are now finalizing the arm for Sydney to use permanently. The project was for their senior design course.

Interested in consulting? Try out Engineering Test Kitchen
by Alani Douglas
Engineering Test Kitchen is a non-profit consulting firm founded and led by Washington University undergraduate engineering students. We present an outlet for a problem many students face: the dichotomy of needing an internship to gain experience and needing experience to be selected for an internship. We connect teams of high caliber engineering undergraduates to meaningful projects provided by local companies. Through ETK, students are able to develop relationships with potential future employers and gain personal mentoring from WUSTL engineering professors. 
We are wrapping up the first iteration of projects, partnering with Prozess Technologie as well as the WUSTL Catholic Student Center. Both of the projects were focused in mechanical engineering principles, however, due to confidentiality agreements, we cannot disclose specifics of the projects.
Recently, we began talking with interested companies for the next round of projects. Students on our teams have significant input into which projects are chosen, as our aim is to provide them with skills and experience relevant to their projected careers of interest. While the projects in the first round were solely based in mechanical engineering, our vision is for Engineering Test Kitchen to span many engineering and technical disciplines.
If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please join our mailing list through the “Join Us” tab on our website, engineeringtestkitchen.org, and we will contact you when we have an availability.
— Alani Douglas is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in drama.

Interested in consulting? Try out Engineering Test Kitchen

by Alani Douglas

Engineering Test Kitchen is a non-profit consulting firm founded and led by Washington University undergraduate engineering students. We present an outlet for a problem many students face: the dichotomy of needing an internship to gain experience and needing experience to be selected for an internship. We connect teams of high caliber engineering undergraduates to meaningful projects provided by local companies. Through ETK, students are able to develop relationships with potential future employers and gain personal mentoring from WUSTL engineering professors.

We are wrapping up the first iteration of projects, partnering with Prozess Technologie as well as the WUSTL Catholic Student Center. Both of the projects were focused in mechanical engineering principles, however, due to confidentiality agreements, we cannot disclose specifics of the projects.

Recently, we began talking with interested companies for the next round of projects. Students on our teams have significant input into which projects are chosen, as our aim is to provide them with skills and experience relevant to their projected careers of interest. While the projects in the first round were solely based in mechanical engineering, our vision is for Engineering Test Kitchen to span many engineering and technical disciplines.

If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please join our mailing list through the “Join Us” tab on our website, engineeringtestkitchen.org, and we will contact you when we have an availability.

— Alani Douglas is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in drama.

Source: 5times5

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.