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The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) is a 4300 sq. ft. facility housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering that fosters collaborative basic and applied research, translational research and development, and student education-­‐related activities in the area of manufacturing and assembly of aircraft and spacecraft structures. The target start for the projects is in Fall 2014.
ME Research Professor Eric Seibel and the Human Photonics Laboratory have developed an optical technique able to spot the tell-tale changes in DNA content of cell nuclei during the earliest stages of cancer, which could offer valuable screening and surveillance in the fight against some forms of the disease.
Grad student Mark Jankauski and Professor Steve Shen have won the best paper award in the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Competition, in Delft, The Netherlands on August 12-15, 2014, for their work titled “Dynamic Modeling of a Rotating Insect Wing.” Congratulations, Mark and Professor Shen! View their presentation here:
We’re very proud that Professor Ashley Emery has been appointed editor of the ASME Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, to be released during the first half of 2015, and Steve Shen has been appointed as the editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. Of the 7 new ASME editors, 2 are from ME!