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Family, ‘Eye-Opening’ Trip to Nicaragua Set Path for UA Senior

Libby Beddingfield was plenty motivated for a future career in medicine when she arrived at The University of Alabama four years ago. That wasn’t always the case.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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In the Lab: UA Students Help Inspire Next Wave of Scientists

Akshay Narkhede has other research foci in Rao’s lab, but on this day, he’s focused on duplicating hydrogels to demonstrate to several young, curious shadows: high school seniors in a day-long immersion of hands-on lab experiments at UA.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Engineering Student Wins Bioethics Essay Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kaylee O’Connor, a junior chemical and biological engineering student from Fort Worth, Texas, won first place in the Institute of Biological Engineering bioethics essay competition. O’Connor’s submission…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 5, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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