On Campus, January 2015

Guillermo A. Ameer, Ph.D. (TX A ’93), and his research team at Northwestern University recently published a paper in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine related to “a biodegradable tri-component graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.” The paper details Dr. Ameer’s work to engineer a product that will be a substitute for the bone-patellar tendon bone graft thereby “saving the patient’s patellar tendon and using an off-the shelf-product, that may have a better chance of preserving the natural biomechanics of the knee.”

Read the article for more information on “The engineered ligament (which) is biocompatible and can stabilize the knee, allowing the animal to function,” Dr. Ameer said. “Most importantly, we may have found a way to integrate an artificial ligament with native bone.”

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has published the winners from the 14th Annual Senior Design Competition held December 4, 2014. The grand prize went to the “MTS 1100” team, which consisted of three UNLV students. In the image below Laura A. Venter, NV B 2014, electrical engineering senior represents MTS 1100 and receives the Grand Prize award. Click here for the news story with the names of the other winning teams and team members.

Laura Venter and Grand Prize
Laura Venter (far right)

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On Wednesday January 14, there will be an Engineering and Physical Sciences Career Fair hosted by the University of California, Davis’ College of Engineering. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion with more than 140 companies on hand. The California Lambda Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at UC Davis, is seeking TBP alumni members interested in “looking over resumes and participating in practice interviews sessions” prior to the Career Fair. More information is available on the Tau Beta Pi Alumni Events calendar.

UC Davis Career Fair

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