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Designing Soft Materials that Mimic Biological Functions

Designing Soft Materials that Mimic Biological Functions

A team of researchers led by Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz developed a theoretical model to design a soft material that demonstrates autonomous oscillating properties that mimic biological functions, like heartbeat.
Mar 1, 2021
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Humans Have the Power to Decode Bias in AI

Humans Have the Power to Decode Bias in AI

During the Northwestern Computer Science event “Decoding Bias: A Conversation with Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya” on February 23, faculty, students, and the community talked with the filmmaker about the harmful ways artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technologies wield power, and how humans can intervene.
Feb 26, 2021
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Four Northwestern Engineering Investigators Collaborate with Ojibwe to Strengthen Resilience

Four Northwestern Engineering Investigators Collaborate with Ojibwe to Strengthen Resilience

The project investigates challenges faced by Indigenous communities by bringing together scientific and traditional ecological knowledge with support from NSF, DOE, and Homeland Security.
Feb 26, 2021
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Northwestern Engineering Magazine

Spring 2020: Rising to the Challenge

Northwestern Engineering applies whole-brain thinking to challenges ranging from moving classes online to proposing solutions to the health and logistics problems stemming from the pandemic.McCormick Magazine

Lab Tour: Materials Science Teaching Lab

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s renovated teaching lab is designed to promote active learning and facilitate student work groups.

Engineering Stroke Recovery

Discipline, determination, and drive combine with biomedical innovation to enhance and accelerate physical therapy.

Synthetic Biology Comes of Age

Northwestern's Center for Synthetic Biology aims to have a dramatic impact on medicine, the environment, and education.

Eyes Forward: Expert Insights on Engineering's Future

Northwestern Engineering faculty members look at what to expect from materials, energy, and more in the coming decade.
 

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Tour: Mrksich Lab

Tour: Mrksich Lab

Take a self-guided, virtual tour of Professor Milan Mrksich's research lab.
Using Data to Make the Justice System More Just

Using Data to Make the Justice System More Just

Northwestern-led team work to make US court documents free and open to the public.
Prehistoric Clutter Might Have Made Us Smarter

Prehistoric Clutter Might Have Made Us Smarter

Malcolm MacIver finds hunting in terrestrial environments may have given rise to brain evolution.
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