Dr. David Wendell was awarded a National Science Foundation EAGER Award to help protect the surrounding reefs of Lord Howe Island. This island is a volcanic remnant located between Australia and New Zealand. Its surrounding waters are home to many unique animals found nowhere else in the world and UNESCO has identified it as a “World Heritage Site of global natural significance”. Dr. Wendell’s group will study the flow of wastewater from island septic tanks and ultimately hopes to assist in the renovation of the community’s wastewater treatment
Dr. Mary Beth Privitera of the Biomedical Engineering Program was inducted into the Industrial Designers Society of America’s Academy of Fellows during the IDSA International Conference 2016. Dr. Privitera serves as director of UC’s Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Her design work spans endovascular neurosurgery, cardiology, general and vascular surgery, wound healing, temperature management and central access devices.
Dr. Chia-Chi Ho, a chemical engineering professor, was selected to represent UC at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) 2016 Summer Institute. This group works to “create and sustain a community of women leaders in higher education through premier leadership development training and programs.” Ho was also named as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) for the academic year 2016-17. She was nominated for the fellowship by UC President Santa J. Ono.