IDEA Labs, Sasa Mutic honored as innovators

Celebrating innovation in St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal honored area individuals and companies with the publication’s third annual Innovation Awards in June. Among those honored were Washington University’s student-run IDEA Labs and Sasa Mutic, of the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology.
New funding from the National Science Foundation and the Water Research Foundation will allow Washington University faculty members to study how to best control lead pipe corrosion.

Washington University researchers awarded $229K to study lead pipe corrosion

The National Science Foundation, along with the Water Research Foundation, has awarded a pair of Washington University in St. Louis researchers $229,000 in grants to study ways to best control lead pipe corrosion, which can poison drinking water. Daniel Giammar, the Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied […]
Engineering senior Michael Lagieski will participate in the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials June 26 in Omaha, Neb.

Lagieski looks to punch ticket to Rio

Michael Lagieski, a senior in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and a member of the Washington University swim team, will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team in the 100-meter breaststroke June 26 in Omaha, Neb.
An artist's view showing the control of the emission direction of lasing at exceptional points in a whispering gallery mode microlaser. The tori and the spheres represent the microtoroid resonators and the scatterers, respectively. With two scatterers with appropriate sizes and locations in the field of the resonator, light is emitted in only one direction. The lasing is bidirectional when there is one or no scatterer. (Image: B. Peng, F. Monifi, S. K. Ozdemir  and L. Yang)

Giving photons their marching orders

Researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science have found a way to give photons, or light packets, their marching orders. The researchers have capitalized on the largesse of an energy state in an optical field to make photons in their lasing system travel in a consistent mode, either clockwise or counterclockwise.
Caitlin Kelleher photo

Washington People: Caitlin Kelleher

Caitlin Kelleher, the Hugo F. & Ina Champ Urbauer Career Development Associate Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, focuses on how programming environments can support kids ages 10-17 to most effectively learn computer programming to help them develop problem-solving skills, express creativity and understand its relevance to nearly everything.
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