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  Faculty members receive NSF awards

The National Science Foundation has given Faculty Early Career Development awards to assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering Andrew Schuler and assistant professor of biomedical engineering Adam Wax, giving the professors $400,000 over five years.

The career award is the NSF's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members and goes to the early career development activities of those scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Schuler will study how microbes store energy sources in wastewater treatment plants and how that affects microbial density, with the ultimate goal of optimizing biological treatment technologies for wastewater.   


Wax is working on the develop.m.ent of non-invasive optical techniques to detect light scattered by human cells and tissues to determine their structural and functional features, a project that could possibly aid in the early detection of some types of cancer.



  HOUSing windows let in light  


Registration for on-campus housing has closed for rising seniors and is currently underway for rising juniors. The Housing Options for Upperclass Students process will last until the end of the month with a make-up day March 3.   


Rising seniors had the opportunity to register Feb. 21 through Feb. 23, rising juniors may register Feb. 24 through Feb. 26 and rising sophomores will have their opportunity Feb. 27 through March 1. All windows open at 12:01 a.m. and close at 11:59 p.m. on their designated days.


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