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Beth Miller

Writer and editor with experience in all facets of public relations and journalism, including science and medical journalism, print and online newspapers, Web sites, and newsletters. My specialties are in writing longform journalism, editing and copyediting. I have a special interest in St. Louis-area history.

Sensors, sensors everywhere

Patwari, who holds a dual appointment as a professor of electrical & systems engineering and of computer science & engineering, is an expert in using radio waves, the signals used by wireless devices, to develop sensors that can be used in applications including medical devices or to detect motion in a home. He and his lab, the Sensing and Processing Across Networks (SPAN) lab, use the same range of frequencies used in cell phones and other wireless devices to create these sensors. Nearly eight

Young Alumnus: Frank Bergh

The writer Isaac Asimov is quoted as saying “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.” Washington University in St. Louis Engineering alumnus Frank Bergh has taken that to heart, using his education to take electricity to remote regions of the world and changing the lives of those getting electricity for the first time. Bergh, who earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a minor in Spanish in 2008, has spent much of the past several

Imaging, biomarkers after first neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment cycle predicts treatment outcome, study finds

While early detection of breast cancer is critical, early prediction of how well the neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment before surgery is working also may provide a window of opportunity when treatment could be altered and have a big impact on the patient’s quality of life. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has found that combining data from tumor biomarkers, ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided diffuse optical tomography (DOT) after a patient’s first c

Racial justice in engineering

Editor’s note: In Engineering Momentum, we frequently tell you about the strengths and opportunities in McKelvey School of Engineering and the progress toward new goals. We do this because we are proud of what we do, and we want you to be proud as well. However, this story takes a different tack: Here we address the challenges we face as a school in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as where we have fallen short and how we plan to improve. Amid the weight of the global pandemi
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