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Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture

The intent of the Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture series is to showcase young people from underrepresented groups who are nearing completion or who have completed a doctoral degree. The School of Engineering launched the lecture series in February 2016.


April 1 - Caroline Winters, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Appointee, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Interrogation of Plasma Discharges in Reacting Molecular and Supersonic Environments via Advanced Spectroscopic and Imaging Diagnostics "


December 6 - Rachel Jackson, Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

“Developing ankle exoskeleton assistance strategies by leveraging knowledge of the mechanisms involved in human locomotion"

November 14 - Sossena Wood, Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
RF Developments to Identify Human Diseases in 7T Human MRI

October 11 - Marjan Rafat, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar, Bioengineering, Stanford University
"CD8+ T Cells Inhibit Tumor Cell Migration to Irradiated Normal Cells"

September 6 - Jorge Vazquez-Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
"Insights into RNA design from novel molecular tools"

April 19 - Renita Horton, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University
"Engineering Approaches to Cardiovascular Diseases: Matters of the Heart"

February 29 - Catherine Whittington, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scientist in oncology research at Eli Lilly and Company
3D In Vitro Models of Tissue Morphogenesis and Disease