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Worth Their Teaching Weight in Gold

CBS Student Board honors faculty making big impacts in undergraduate research and education.

The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are:

Rapid response

New approach yields promising strategy for breaking down drugs in wastewater.

Kelly Aukema

We’re a medicated society — and because many pharmaceuticals can pass through our bodies without being degraded, we have medicated wastewater as well. Scientists have found scores of different drugs in water flowing into wastewater treatment plants.

Cycling Toward a Solution

CBS faculty Michael Smanski meets with cyclists participating in a cross-country ride to raise awareness and raise money for cancer research.
 
Michael Smanski with riders from Illini 4000

 

A Solar-Powered Solution for Bioremediation

A new paper from the Wackett and Aksan labs introduces innovative biotech for harnessing solar energy to clean up toxic waste.

Sometimes, humans create environmental messes that are so nasty, we just don’t know what to do. Emergent biotech developed at the University of Minnesota, however, is combining a few tricks from mother nature with sophisticated engineering approaches to help us clean up our act.

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Planning to apply to graduate schools of biomedical sciences?

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on July, 21, 2016.

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.

2016 Biomed Virtual Graduate School Fair

Planning to apply to graduate schools of biomedical sciences?

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on July, 21, 2016.

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events @ The U

The Aurora Center is hosting three special events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April. Be sure to mark your calendars!

The Hunting Ground screening and panel discussion

Monday, April 18, 2016 • Coffman Theater | East Bank • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., film starts at 6 p.m.

The Hunting Ground