GROWTH FACTORS - JUNE 2020
Dear bioengineering community,
Universities from around the country have just wrapped up an unprecedented spring semester. Here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we really missed celebrating our students in person and sending them off onto their next adventures. I invite you to take a look through our virtual yearbook which showcases our graduates from the undergraduate, Masters of Engineering and Ph.D. programs.
In this newsletter, I would like to highlight some recent accomplishments from students and faculty members as well as provide an on-going update of COVID-19 research efforts.
Lastly, I am excited to announce the launch of our Online Master of Engineering program which will expand the accessibility of continuing education through remote and flexible learning. I encourage you to learn more and thank you in advance for sharing this opportunity with your network.
Mark A. Anastasio
Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering
Karin Jensen, teaching assistant professor in Bioengineering has received the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award, a national recognition of her excellence in the classroom and outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering education. Go to full story →
Professors Rashid Bashir, Brian Cunningham and Yi Lu are respectively working on rapid electrical detection of COVID-19 at point-of-care, rapid single-step reagentless SARS-CoV-2 viral load test by detection of intact virus particles and a novel biosensor for rapid, direct, and selective detection of COVID-19 using DNA aptamer-nanopore. Go to full story →
Holly Golecki, Teaching Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, wants to help break down barriers to entry in undergraduate research at The Grainger College of Engineering. Learn more about how she plans to empower students through soft robotics research. Go to full story →
Bioengineering students Diana Slater and Faisal Masood have been recognized for their leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the college and its students. Go to full story →
This flexible, non-thesis program is a stepping-stone to technical and managerial roles within the healthcare industry. Learn more →