Field Notes: Junior teaches emergency medicine to Sierra Leone’s locals

Field Notes: Junior teaches emergency medicine to Sierra Leone’s locals

McKelvey School of Engineering student Zach Eisner traveled to Sierra Leone, a nation with no emergency medicine, to teach 1,000 residents how to stop bleeding, conduct CPR, splint a broken bone and transport an injury victim on a motorcycle. “The taxi driver, the teacher, the person on the street — these are the people who, with the right training and support, can save lives,” Eisner said.
Agonafer receives ASME Early Career award

Agonafer receives ASME Early Career award

Damena Agonafer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division 2019 Early Career Award.
New student cohort welcomed to campus

New student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council. The three-year renewable program will enable up to six doctoral students per year to pursue research on projects in the areas of life sciences, energy and informatics involving collaborations between Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering and Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA

Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA

Patricia Weisensee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to develop a liquid-metal-based heat switch for use in space with a three-year, $600,000 early-career award from NASA.
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