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Dean's Message – Spring 2015

Spring 2015 | Nicholas J. Altiero, Dean

Nicholas J. Altiero, Ph.D.What is a great formula for success? Collaboration.

For the School of Science and Engineering, partnerships across disciplines within the School, across the Tulane campus, and with external partners are accelerating the pace of breakthrough scientific discoveries and technological advancements. In this issue of our Newsletter, you will read several success stories that are the result of collaboration and partnership.

Through partnering with other universities, Professor Wayne Reed has formed the Louisiana Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Consortium. This project will be of major significance to the polymer production industry and the economic development of our region. Engineering physics students have also been engaged in an exciting partnership with physicians and scientists from the Tulane School of Medicine aimed at making our hospitals safer from infections.

There are many partnerships that don’t involve specific science or engineering projects. A diverse group of our alumni joined to create a panel that offered our students invaluable advice on potential career paths. And the partnership of a loyal alumnus and his wife has produced the Cochran Family Professorship in Earth and Environmental Sciences. The Cochran’s gift will support the work of talented faculty member Karen Johannesson, the first Cochran Professor of Geology. You will also meet Toni Hibbs, a staff member whose commitment to collaboration and flexibility enables the Dean’s Office to achieve success.

The School of Science and Engineering is very proud of these and all of the faculty, students, staff, and alumni who are committed to achieving success by joining together with others in productive partnerships.

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