Two LIMBS students, Manu Madhav and Sarah Stamper had their jointly authored, interdisciplinary paper selected as the Editor’s Choice in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Their paper, which investigates how special interference patterns called “envelopes” drive the behavior of electric fish, was ranked as the third best paper in 2012 in the journal. The student’s work was co-advised by LIMBS Lab director Noah J. Cowan and his colleague Eric S. Fortune (Professor of Biology at NJIT). Their paper is freely available until December 5, 2012 and can be found here: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/23/4196.full and on the LIMBS lab Publications page. The “Inside JEB” feature for the article can be found at http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/23/iii.
Daniel Price and Meghan Lockwood gave great presentations for the Final 2012 Summer REU presentation. Daniel won the Best Presentation award!
Dr. Eatai Roth Passed his PhD defense on March 17, 2012. Congratulations Eatai!!!
20 April 2012: Teressa Alexander receives best poster award in Engineering/Physics category in the “Morgan State University 19th Annual Undergraduate & Graduate Science Research Symposium”. Congratulations Teressa!
28 March 2012: Mert Ankarali and Alican Demir win Creel Family Teaching Assistant Awards!
2 February 2012: Mert Ankarali and Alican Demir pass Department Qualifying Exams.
Professor Noah J. Cowan participated in a Science Roundtable discussion on October 13, 2011, hosted by The Science Coalition, featuring winners of the prestigious Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from universities around the country. The on-the-record event was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.Learn more and listen here.
26 September 2011: President Obama named Professor Noah J. Cowan as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony in October.
President Barack Obama greets the 2010 PECASE recipients in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
30 June 2011: Former LIMBS Lab student, Robert J. Webster, III, received the Dick Volz US PhD Thesis Award (for theses completed in the US in 2007) for his Thesis Design and Mechanics of Continuum Robots for Surgery. Bob was co-advised by Noah Cowan and Allison Okamura.
6 August 2010: Rohan Ramesh (right) and Rachel Jackson (left), working in the LIMBS lab over the summer, earned first place and runner-up, respectively, for their CISST ERC REU Program final presentations. Congratulations!
26 May 2010: John Swensen gets promoted to PhD Candidate by passing his GBO.
21 April 2010: Prof. Cowan gets promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.
25 January 2010: Shahin Sefati, Manu Madhav and Avik De pass Department Qualifying Exams.
4 September 2009: Alican Demir completes his MS Thesis. Congrats Alican!