Alumni Summer 2017

The (Shrimp) Eyes Have It

Viktor Gruev, MS ’00, PhD ’04, has emulated the mantis shrimp’s visual system to design image sensors for early cancer detection.

Safety in the Skies

As more aircraft continue to crowd our skies, Ryan Gardner, MSE ’08, PhD ’09, has been focusing on ensuring the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration’s new collision avoidance system.

Sounds of Progress

Lina Reiss, PhD ’05, is pursuing two avenues of research: a better hybrid cochlear implant and helping people with hearing loss interpret the sounds they can hear.

Hedging Your Bets

George Sykes ’91 never could have predicted his last 25 years riding the nation’s careening financial markets.

Smart Socks Aim to Avert Amputations

Ran Ma ’10 is the co-founder of Siren Care, a company that has developed socks that alert wearers with diabetes to foot problems before they become at risk for amputation.

Rewind: Roads to Recovery

J. Trueman Thompson relied on relief labor to construct a campus road system during the Great Depression.