EnWeek: Diversity in Engineering Panelhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/enweek-diversity-engineering-panel-20190220.aspx1991EnWeek: Diversity in Engineering Panel2019-02-20T06:00:00Z4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Simon Hall<p>Join the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Women in Computer Science to hear engineers discuss their experiences as a diverse member of the engineering community from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in room 023 of Simon Hall. <br/></p>EnCouncil
MEMS Seminar: Ruogang Zhaohttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Seminar-Ruogang-Zhao.aspx1933MEMS Seminar: Ruogang Zhao2019-02-21T06:00:00Z2:45PM3:45PMBrauer Hall, Room 12<p>​<a href="https://mems.wustl.edu/memsatwashu/Documents/Seminar%2002%2021%2019.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Ruogang Zhao</a>, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will present.<br/></p>Laura Barker; lbarker@wustl.edu
2019 Mindlin Lecturehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/2019-mindlin-lecture-20190221.aspx19662019 Mindlin Lecture2019-02-21T06:00:00Z4:30 p.m.Knight Center<p>The WashU Engineering community is invited to attend the 2019 Mindlin Lecture, hosted as part of EnWeek, on Thursday, Feb. 21, in room 200 of the Knight Center. A reception will precede the event at 4:30 p.m. with the presentation scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Complimentary parking will be available.<br/></p>Ryan Johns, BSCS '06 MSCS '08, co-founder and chief technology officer of KeepTruckin, will present "Delayed Gratification: Lessons Learned Building a Tech Startup." Johns will recap his career in tech startups from initial founding into the growth phases, highlighting the lessons he learned along the way and demonstrating how staying committed to your beliefs can be extremely rewarding.<div rtenodeid="11"><br rtenodeid="12"/></div><div>Attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15, to <a href="mailto:engineering.alumni@wustl.edu?subject=Mindlin%20Lecture%20RSVP" rtenodeid="13">engineering.alumni@wustl.edu</a> or 314-935-8730. <br/><p><br/></p></div>
EnWeek: Google - Career Building Eventhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/enweek-google-career-building-event-20190221.aspx1992EnWeek: Google - Career Building Event2019-02-21T06:00:00Z5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Seigle Hall<p>​Come get career building tips and advice from Google from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room 104 of Seigle Hall. <br/></p>EnCouncil
EnWeek: Ice Cream Socialhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/enweek-ice-cream-social-20190222.aspx1994EnWeek: Ice Cream Social2019-02-22T06:00:00Z3 p.m.4 p.m.Lopata Hall<p>​Socialize with other engineering students and everyone with Engineering Undergraduate Student Services from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in Lopata Gallery. <br/></p>EnCouncil
BME/IMSE Seminar: Heather Powellhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/imse-weekly-seminar-20190225.aspx1996BME/IMSE Seminar: Heather Powell2019-02-25T06:00:00Z11 a.m.NoonBrauer Hall, Room 012<p><a href="https://mse.osu.edu/people/powell.299">Heather Powell</a> will present the weekly IMSE seminar from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 25. <br/></p><p><b>Abstract: </b>Prompt closure of wounds is critical to <g class="gr_ gr_14 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="14" data-gr-id="14"><g class="gr_ gr_14 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="14" data-gr-id="14">prevention</g></g> of infection and sepsis in patients suffering massive burn injuries.  The most common challenge associated with treating these patients if the lack of available donor skin.  Within the past two decades, a number of tissue engineering/cell-based therapies have been developed for treating these injuries including engineered skin and cultured epithelial autografts (<g class="gr_ gr_11 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="11" data-gr-id="11"><g class="gr_ gr_11 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="11" data-gr-id="11">CEAs</g></g>).  While these therapies have been life-saving, challenges associated with their mechanical properties and anatomy compared to normal skin remain.  Both engineered skin and CEAs are orders of magnitude weaker than normal skin and a prone to delamination at the epidermal-dermal junction, making their manufacture and surgical application difficult and causing them to be prone to damage in the early phases of engraftment.  In addition, normal human skin contains rete ridges (interdigitations of the epidermis and dermis) which play multiple roles in skin homeostasis. These interdigitations of the epidermis and dermis also increase the contact area between these layers, enhancing adhesion. However, these structures have not been widely incorporated into engineered skin.  Recent advances in biomaterials synthesis and modification to improve engineered skin and CEA properties and anatomy will be discussed along with new techniques to produce rete ridges in these tissue substitutes.<br/><br/></p>Kathy Flores