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Kristen Comfort Earns Prestigious

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Comfort, associate professor of chemical engineering, for being awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant in the amount of $549,485 over five years. Kristen’s proposal was entitled CAREER: Bridging the in vitro - in vivo gap through generation of an enhanced microenvironment model for biologically accurate nanomaterial evaluation. Her research focuses on simulating bodily systems to test the safety and efficacy of delivering medications through nanomaterials at the cellular level (in vitro) without the expense and ethical concerns of testing on living organisms (in vivo).
Kristen is the first University of Dayton School of Engineering faculty member to receive this prestigious grant and only the second UD faculty member. Tarek M. Taha, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the CAREER award in 2007 while at Clemson University. Her grant runs from May 2017 to April 2022.

SoE Distributes $1M to Departments and Principal Investigators

At the close of each fiscal year, the School of Engineering receives its share of proceeds from entrepreneurial activities such as summer teaching, off-campus teaching and externally funded research. These fund have been dispersed to department chairs and principal investigators in the amounts shown below. Faculty and staff members who have ideas for revenue generating entrepreneurial activities or who need support for an ongoing activity should contact their department chair.

Engineers Week Begins this Saturday

Engineers Week is February 18–24 and is for the UD community — students, faculty, staff and their families  —  to celebrate engineering and have fun!  See the full schedule of events at  Engineers Week is sponsored by KEEN and organized by the Dean's Office and 18 engineering student organizations.  Points are awarded throughout the week — help your department win E-Week 2017!  Here are a few highlights:
Saturday/Sunday, February 1819
Hack for Impact: UD Hackathon

Monday, February 20
Get your FREE E-Week t-shirt in KL 505 from 10 am–3 pm (or until gone)
Penny Wars and a canned food drive begin at 10 am in KL Lobby to help Miami Valley families in need.  Cans can be donated until Thursday afternoon and will be used in a can stacking competition on Thursday night. 

Tuesday, February 21
Begin the E-Week Community Challenge at 7:30 p.m. in KL 124/128.  Choose from 6 interactive events.  Friends and families welcome! 

Thursday, February 23
Keynote speaker Chad Pregracke, Founder and President, Living Lands & Waters. Talk begins at 8 p.m. in the KU Ballroom. Free and open to the public. Rreserved seating available for SoE until 7:45 pm).

Friday, February 24
Penny Wars ends in KL Lobby at 2:30 pm (once again, funds will be donated to charity)

Faculty and staff, remember to bring in canned goods and pennies for charity and plan to attend at least one EWeek event.

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