Congratulations, admitted students. We are looking forward to meeting you and are taking great care to prepare for your arrival. Please mark your calendars for Monday, August 31, 9am to 4pm for the College of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation.
Orientation is mandatory for students and will include important information from the following WSU units:
College of Engineering Dean's Office
Division of Research
Research Compliance and Ethics Office
International Students and Scholars Office
Departmental break-out sessions in the afternoon
There will also be plenty of time to meet current students during the graduate student panel discussion and a special lunch mixer with student organizations and competition teams. Pizza will be served. Don't miss out--RSVP for Graduate Student Orientation today (deadline is August 21st)!
Need more information now? View our accepted graduate student webinar or email us.
Register for courses now to ensure your seat in class! You are eligible to register upon acceptance into the program. View your department graduate degree guidelines for course selections. If you want to adjust your schedule, you are able to make changes later.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The guest speaker will be Dr. L. James Lee, Helen C. Kurtz Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. He will present, "Tethered Lipoplex Nanoparticle (TLN) Biochips for Extracellular Vesicles Based Early Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis."
Dr. Lee founded and serves as the Director of NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) at OSU. His research interest includes BioMEMS/NEMS, micro-/nanofabrication, and polymer and composite materials. He has more than 350 refereed journal publications, 30 patents and patent applications, and 14 book chapters.
Cancers cause millions of deaths worldwide each year and the annual cancer related health care cost is more than $500 billion. Even with such heavy spending, mortality rates of many cancer types remain very high. For example, 5-year survival rate for lung cancer and pancreatic cancer is 15% and 6% respectively. In addition to developing new drugs and treatment methods, non-invasive early detection and prognosis methods provide great potential to reduce mortality rates of cancer. "Liquid biopsy" based on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and extracellular vesicles (EVs) such as circulating microvesicles (MVs) or exosomes is currently the major focus of the field. Given their important role in regulating gene expression and recognizing that their dysfunction plays a critical role in human cancers, microRNAs (miRs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) have emerged as potential biomarkers for cancer detection. Here, we show that biochips using tethered lipoplex nanoparticles (TLNs) containing molecular beacons (MBs) can capture cell-derived EVs from body fluids such as blood and urine, and identify encapsulated RNA and EV surface membrane protein targets in a single step with minimal sample preparation (no need of exosome and total RNA collection) and sample size.
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Lee's presentation.
College of Engineering Career Fair
October 1, 2015 1-4:30pm
Student Activities Center - Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Bachelor and Master's Engineering Students and Alumni are welcome!
We expect at least 70 employers to attend.
More details to follow