Events - March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Capstone Design

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:00-5:00 pm

Location E6 - 1st and 3rd floor atriums

Project Poster Fair & Meet the Professor Night

Come and see the design project work completed by our graduating class.  Meet other students and professors.  Get ideas for your design projects or graduate work.

Applicants, Alumni and Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Saturday, March 14, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

March Break Open House

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Stem cells respond to both physical and biochemical changes in their stem cell niche. An ideal scaffold for tissue engineering application should mimic the microenvironment for natural tissue development and present the appropriate biochemical and topographical cues in a spatially controlled manner. Studies have shown that physical forces from the substrate topography play a role in stem cell proliferation, migration and cell fate determination.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Polymer nanocomposites have unique multifunctional properties resulting from the size and shape of the fillers and display superior electrical, thermal and mechanical properties to conventional polymer composites due to the nanoscale size of the filler.  Multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) as well as Copper and Silver nanowires were melt-mixed with polymers via solution mixing and in miniature mixers, and electrical and mechanical properties were tested.

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 11:30 AM EST

ABSTRACT:  The exogenous delivery of RNA into tissues has shown great potential for the treatment of destructive diseases by therapeutically controlling the expression of genes within those tissues.  A key need for the broad application of RNA for therapeutic biomedical engineering applications is the development of safe and effective delivery systems capable of targeting specific cells within the body.

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