Underrepresented student research, awards and COVID-19 research
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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. 
 
Sincerely,

Mark A. Anastasio 
Department Head
Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering

 
 
 
 
Karin Jensen teaching award
 
 
 

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 →

 
 
 
 
NSF RAPID grants for COVID-19 testing
 
 
 

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 →

 
 
 
 
ARISE engineering students
 
 
 

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 Knights of St. Patrick
 
 
 

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 →

 
 
 
 
Online Master of Engineering in Bioengineering
 
 
 

This flexible, non-thesis program is a stepping-stone to technical and managerial roles within the healthcare industry. Learn more →