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Graduate News & Events

Grad Student Helps Build Model to Study Wildfires November 11, 2016

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Jordan Adams is no stranger to adventure. Adams, a doctoral student in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane, has worked in the mountains of Appalachia, the forests of Arizona and the peninsulas of Hawaii. She’s also worked right here in Louisiana, studying the hydrology of our very own Lake Pontchartrain.

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Graduate Degrees Awarded in Science and Engineering May 13, 2016

 

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The Graduate Recognition and Hooding Ceremony was held on Friday May 13 in McAllister Auditorium. Recipients of graduate degrees from the School of Science and Engineering [August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016] comprised 50 Doctors of Philosophy and 88 Masters of Science degrees.

 

 


Bridging the Divide: Amy Goodson, NSF Graduate Research Fellow May 5, 2016

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If there was ever any doubt that unusual career paths can lead to success, Amy Goodson, the newest National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane has laid that notion to rest. “I’m not your traditional grad student,” says Goodson, 30, a native of Denver and a first-year Ph.D. student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. “I didn’t fit into the standard box.”

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Bioinnovation student joins board of national STEM group April 28, 2016


042816_asis-lopez730_2521_pbc_238MEDDoctoral student Asis Lopez, who is in the bioinnovation program, is a new board member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, a group that promotes diversity in STEM fields.

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Doctoral Student Takes $25,000 Prize at Rice Competition April 20, 2016

Doctoral Student Takes $25,000 Prize at Rice Competition

Tulane University doctoral student Nicholas Pashos is continuing to gather recognition and funding for his BioAesthetics company, which won the $25,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Prize, and then first place in a challenge round for $1,000, at the Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston.

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Science and Engineering Research Day  April 8, 2016


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The School of Science and Engineering Poster session featured 70+ posters by graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Graduate student finalists who presented their work to a judging panel included Chase Anderson from Cell and Molecular Biology, Maggie MacPherson from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Shukai Yu from Physics, Damek Homiack from Neuroscience, Caroline Tipler from Psychology, and Jacobs Jordan from Chemistry; these students earned honorable mentions in the poster competition.

Baraka Lwoya from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took home first prize for his work entitled " Characterizing the nanoscale properties of star and cyclic block copolymers in thin film ."

The previous week, at Health Sciences Research Days, SSE undergraduate Alix Youngblood and doctoral students Angela Crist, Katie Black, and Annie Bowles received awards in the poster competition.


Breaking New Ground: NSF Fellowship Recipients in Science and Engineering Spring 2016

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For many graduate students, securing a fellowship means more than just financing their education and facilitating research time. Increasingly, a key part of an early researcher’s career, a fellowship also opens the doors to mentorships, travel, and new avenues for dissemination of research.

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Three minute thesis competition November  11, 2015

110515_thesis-competition730_sa_1The 3-Minute Thesis Competition are held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide. The competition requires PhD students to communicate the importance and gist of their doctoral theses to a lay audience: in 3 minutes. Nine Tulane graduate students competed for a cash prize (and advancement to regional competition) as well as a People’s Choice Award. Kate Elfer (center) from Biomedical Engineering won the People’s Choice Award.

 



Graduate Degrees Awarded in Science and Engineering May 16, 2015

 

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The Graduate Recognition and Hooding Ceremony was held on Friday May 15 in McAllister Auditorium.  Recipients of graduate degrees from the School of Science and Engineering [August 2014, December 2014, and May 2015] comprised 45 Doctors of Philosophy and 128 Masters of Science degrees.


Science and Engineering Research Day  April 9, 2015


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The School of Science and Engineering Poster session featured 80+ posters by graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Graduate student finalists who presented their work to a judging panel included Carl Swanson from Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sijun Luo from Physics, Amanda Pahng from Neuroscience, Stef Simon and Aaron Moss from Psychology, and Jason Ryans from Biomedical Engineering; these students earned honorable mentions in the poster competition.

Olasehinde Owoseni from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took home first prize for his work entitled "Halloysite Clay Nanotubes as Interfacially-active Vehicles for Surfactant Delivery in Oil Spill Remediation".


EEB graduate students secure NSF fellowships Spring 2015

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Two doctoral students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology secured competitive extramural fellowships to support their work.

 Liz Kimbrough secured a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She is exploring the fungal and bacteria symbionts of tree species in the southeastern U.S. and in a tropical forest in Panama. Liz is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Sunshine Van Bael.

Zoë Diaz-Martin was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate the relationship between seed dispersal distance, seed density, and sources of mortality in relation to seed survival. Her research located in northwestern Ecuador in the Chocó forest, a biodiversity hotspot. Zoë is currently working with Dr. Jordan Karubian.


Caroline Tipler Awarded Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship Spring 2015

The Murphy InstituteCaroline Tipler, a  graduate student in social psychology, has been awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute. Caroline’s interests focus on stereotyping and social cognition. The Fellowship will support Caroline’s dissertation research under the mentorship of her advisor, Dr. Janet Ruscher.


Health Sciences Research Days  April 2, 2015

DSC_2501_2[1]At Tulane's 2014 Health Sciences Research Days, The Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Graduate Student was awarded to Mark Nilges from Neuroscience for his work entitled Novel endomorphin analog analgesics for the treatment of opiate addiction. The Award for Research in Aging went to Neuroscience graduate student Rebecca Voglewede for her work entitled Denditic spine dynamics within the mouse primary somatosensory cortical barrel field following sensory manipulation.

Abstracts from HSRD can be found here.

 

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