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Personalizing Cancer Therapy:  physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments Personalizing Cancer Therapy: physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments

If you ask Dr. Marissa Nichole Rylander about the myriad factors influencing cancer cells, the names of dozens of growth-promoting proteins, signaling pathways, angiogenic factors and other players trip rapid-fire off her tongue. Undaunted by this biochemical brew, the tissue-engineering expert uses input from physicians at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and ICES colleagues to create intricate simulations of tumors that are informing computational advances in the understanding of cancer. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016
UT Austin First to Offer B.S. degree in Computational Engineering UT Austin First to Offer B.S. degree in Computational Engineering

UT Austin is introducing a new Bachelor of Science degree in computational engineering with the first freshman class set to start in fall 2017. UT Austin is the first university in the United States to offer this as a major at the undergraduate level.

The program, which will be offered by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering, includes an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on giving students the opportunity to work on complex 21st-century engineering problems within a wide range of real-world applications. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016
Sacks elected Fellow of American Heart Association Sacks elected Fellow of American Heart Association

ICES Professor Michael Sacks was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) conferred by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD).

Fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence,
innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or
education, and volunteer service within the AHA. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016
Hughes gives plenary lecture at USACM thematic conference Hughes gives plenary lecture at USACM thematic conference

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes gave the opening plenary lecture at the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) Thematic Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods in La Jolla.

Hughes' lecture, entitled "Isogeometric Analysis: Present, Past and Future," served to lay the foundation for knowledge transfer between the two academic communities.

The development of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) and Meshfree Methods, both very important and highly visible areas of Computational Mechanics, was motivated by vastly different needs in engineering analysis. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2016
Rodin Receives Lunar Teaching Award Rodin Receives Lunar Teaching Award

ICES Professor Gregory J. Rodin was named the recipient of the 2016 Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (ASE/EM) LUNAR Council Teaching Award. Along with the award, students also presented a $500 check to Rodin during the department’s Fall Festival event at the Anna Hiss Gym Courtyard on Friday, Oct. 14.

Members of LUNAR (Leadership, Undergraduate Networking and Recruitment) Council give the award to an ASE/EM faculty member annually in order to recognize the impact they have made on the students’ educational experience through superior teaching. The council is an ASE/EM student leadership organization that serves to represent all department student groups and organizations. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2016