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This page serves as an archive for all articles and featured stories about people, programs, research, and events at The Catholic University of America's School of Engineering.
  • School of Engineering Doctoral Student Wins D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Annual Paper Competition

    School of Engineering Doctoral Student Wins D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Annual Paper Competition

    Every year, the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) hosts an annual competition as part of Engineering Week, where students from 18 universities across the National Capital Region showcase their research papers and compete for the Best Paper Award at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This year's graduate winner is Catholic University, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. candidate, Razan Bahabri. 

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  • Researchers at the School of Engineering Develop Novel Tissue Chip to Study Oral Mucositis

    Researchers at the School of Engineering Develop Novel Tissue Chip to Study Oral Mucositis

    Researchers in the School of Engineering at The Catholic University of America have created a novel tissue chip to study oral mucositis, a painful condition involving extensive mouth ulcers, in cancer patients treated with chemo- and radiotherapy.

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  • Two School of Engineering Seniors Accepted Into Naval Flight School

    Two School of Engineering Seniors Accepted Into Naval Flight School

    Ryan Walczak and Miles Shealy are seniors at The Catholic University of America’s School of Engineering. They are both midshipmen in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps preparing to be officers in the United States Navy. Both have a passion for engineering and aviation and were recently accepted into Naval Flight School, a prestigious program that prepares naval officers to serve as military pilots. They are also good friends who met at Catholic University. 

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  • Greater Washington, DC Regional JSHS participants in Della Ratta Auditorium

    School of Engineering Hosts High School STEM Symposium for Second Year

    On Saturday, February 24th, the Catholic University of America hosted the 61st Greater Washington, D.C. Region Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. This was the university’s second year in a row hosting the event, which provides high school students with the opportunity to showcase their research, compete for scholarships, and develop skills for further pursuits in STEM.

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  • Career Development at the School of Engineering Networking Night and Informational Interviewing Event

    Career Development at the School of Engineering Networking Night and Informational Interviewing Event

    On February 6th, 2024, the Center for Academic and Career Success hosted the Spring 2024 School of Engineering Networking Night and Informational Interviewing Event in Maloney Hall. Employers, students, and faculty spent the evening discussing career opportunities, jobs and internships, and professional development. 

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  • Dr. Sen Nieh

    Mechanical Engineering Professor Retires after 40 Years

    In January, the School of Engineering celebrated the retirement of Dr. Sen Nieh after his 40 years of service as a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Catholic University. Dr. Nieh started in the school as an assistant professor immediately after completing his Ph.D. in 1983. Throughout his tenure, Nieh served as chair of the Mechanical Engineering department five times and guided many graduate students through master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations. He was the recipient of the Lectureship Award of the United Nations in 1992 and the Charles H. Kaman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

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  • Archbishop Carroll High School Students Complete Another Excellent Semester at the School of Engineering

    Archbishop Carroll High School Students Complete Another Excellent Semester at the School of Engineering

    Students from Archbishop Carroll High School—a local Catholic preparatory school in the Brookland neighborhood—completed another excellent semester in ENGR 106: Computer Aided Engineering Tools this past Fall 2023. The high school students had the opportunity to take this course at Catholic University—alongside School of Engineering students—where they developed their knowledge and skills in engineering fundamentals and computer aided design.

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  • Alumni Success Story: Achuna Ofonedu

    Alumni Success Story: Achuna Ofonedu

    Achuna Ofonedu is doing excellent work in artificial intelligence and software development entrepreneurship. He is a Software Engineer at Noblis, an independent, non-profit organization that develops STEM-related products for federal agencies. He is also the founder and owner of Soul Cloud, LLC, a startup software development company that delivers mobile apps to users across the globe.

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  • School of Engineering Networking Night and Informational Interviewing Event

    School of Engineering Networking Night and Informational Interviewing Event

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  • New Immunoassay Method Integrates DNA Circuits and Single Domain Antibodies

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  • School of Engineering Celebrates the Installation of Dr. Jeffrey Herrmann as the St. Abbo of Fleury Endowed Chair in Engineering

    School of Engineering Celebrates the Installation of Dr. Jeffrey Herrmann as the St. Abbo of Fleury Endowed Chair in Engineering

    On Monday, November 13th, the School of Engineering celebrated the installation of Dr. Jeffrey  Herrmann as the St. Abbo of Fleury Endowed Chair in Engineering.

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  • Dr. Hang Liu

    Dr. Hang Liu Elevated to Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    Dr. Hang Liu, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the School of Engineering, is now a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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  • School of Engineering Celebrates the 2023 Hard Hat Ceremony & Senior Design Poster Exhibition

    School of Engineering Celebrates the 2023 Hard Hat Ceremony & Senior Design Poster Exhibition

    On November 8th, the School of Engineering celebrated the 2023 Hard Hat Ceremony and Senior Design Poster Exhibition in Heritage Hall. Forty-eight freshmen in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were welcomed into the field, and received a Catholic University hard hat and safety vest.

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  • Elijah Feret

    Elijah Feret Shares his Experience as a Student in the School of Engineering

    School of Engineering student, Elijah Feret, shares his experience in the Biomedical Engineering program, revealing the opportunities he has taken advantage of, and his goals and aspirations for the future.

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  • Maria Erquiaga

    Maria Erquiaga Shares her Experience as a Student in the School of Engineering

    School of Engineering student, Maria Erquiaga, shares her experience as a Pre-Med Mechanical Engineering student, revealing the opportunities she has taken advantage of, and her goals and aspirations for the future.

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  • Dr. Chuan-Fu Lin

    School of Engineering Professor Receives a Grant from the Department of Energy to Develop High-Energy Batteries and to Unveil the Underlying Science

    Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Chuan-Fu Lin, Ph.D., has been awarded a 3-year grant, totaling $637,641 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science to support his research in developing next-generation energy storage technology and materials.

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  • Professor Robert Meister Distinguished Faculty Fellowship awarded to Dr. Hang Liu

    Professor Robert Meister Distinguished Faculty Fellowship awarded to Dr. Hang Liu

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  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Presented NASA’s Group Achievement Award

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Presented NASA’s Group Achievement Award

    The work of Dr. George Nehmetallah and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is soaring to new heights. 

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  • School of Engineering Organizes First Pi Day Run

    School of Engineering Organizes First Pi Day Run

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  • Catholic University Hosts 60th Annual Greater Washington, D.C. Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

    February 2023 Greater Washington, D.C. JSHS

    The 60th annual Greater Washington, D.C. Junior Science and Humanities Symposium took place at Catholic University on Saturday, February 25, with 52 high school students reporting on the results of their original research investigations in STEM.

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  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Grant Through eFellows Program

    Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Grant Through eFellows Program

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  • Recent Alumni Return for Career Exploration Fridays

    Recent Alumni Return for Career Exploration Fridays

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  • Remembering Catholic University's First Tau Beta Pi President

    Remembering Catholic University's First Tau Beta Pi President

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  • Seven of the students pose together in front of Pangborn Hall

    CatholicU Engineers Study Abroad in Scotland, Ireland, and Rome for Spring 2023

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  • headshot of Dr. Lucko

    Gunnar Lucko Elected Fellow of ASCE

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  • School of Engineering Featured on "The College Tour"

    School of Engineering Featured on "The College Tour"

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  • Charles Nguyen receives award

    World Automation Congress Dedicated to Dean Emeritus Charles Nguyen

    The 2022 World Automation Congress (WAC) which took place from October 10-13, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas was dedicated to Charles Nguyen, Ordinary Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Dean Emeritus.

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  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

    Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) STEM Grant awarded to Dr. Rebecca Kiriazes

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  • students smile in their new hard hats

    Hard Hat Ceremony

    On Wednesday, October 19, 2022 the School of Engineering held its second annual Hard Hat Ceremony and Senior Design Night.

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  • 2022 Alumni Awards Announced

    2022 Alumni Awards Announced

    The School of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award: Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Ph.D. 2006, and Joseph L. Carlini, B.M.E. 1984.

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  • A Biomed Senior's Summer Internship and International Experience

    A Biomed Senior's Summer Internship and International Experience

    As a member of the class of 2023, biomedical engineering major and Grand Challenges Scholar Elizabeth Staten’s college experience was heavily influenced by the pandemic. Her plans for summer internships and studying abroad had to be reconfigured, resulting in one busy summer as she entered her senior year. 

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  • School of Engineering Researchers' Poster Presented at EurBee9

    School of Engineering Researchers' Poster Presented at EurBee9

    Congratulations to School of Engineering graduates Anna Stumme, M.S. 2019, and Brett Padula, M.S. 2019, along with Professor Gregory Behrmann, Ph.D., and the rest of their research team on the acceptance of their poster at the European Association for Bee Research Conference (EurBee9).

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  • Grand Challenges Scholars Attend Innovation Workshop

    Grand Challenges Scholars Attend Innovation Workshop

    This summer, four participants in Catholic University’s Grand Challenge Scholars program – Chizua Agupusi, Isabella Bernard, Margaret Brautigan, and Leandro Mendez Zuleta – traveled to Los Angeles to attend a three-day "Introduction to I-Corps" workshop at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.

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  • Engineering Management Lecturer Wins "Jimmie" Hamilton Award

    Engineering Management Lecturer Wins "Jimmie" Hamilton Award

    Congratulations to Michael Fitzgerald, PE for receiving the 2021 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award for his paper "Rethinking Propulsion Machinery Instrumentation for Autonomous Operations," coauthored by Dr. James C. Dowd, PE.

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  • Students Encounter Engineering Disciplines and DC Sights through Engineering New Frontiers Camp

    Students Encounter Engineering Disciplines and DC Sights through Engineering New Frontiers Camp

    For one exciting week in July, the school of engineering once again hosted a summer program for high school students called Engineering New Frontiers! At this year's camp, 38 high school students gathered for an intensive and fun week designed to introduce them to multiple engineering disciplines and enhance their internship- and job-finding skills. Six school of engineering faculty contributed content to the camp and seven Catholic University engineering students served as stellar resident advisors (RAs).

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  • photo of Dr. Peter Lum

    Professor Robert Meister Distinguished Faculty Fellowship awarded to Dr. Peter Lum

    Dr. Peter Lum, ordinary professor and chair of biomedical engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the School of Engineering's new Professor Robert Meister Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, which honors faculty who have made outstanding conrtibutions to the School of Engineering through their research, teaching, and service.

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  • CUA ME alumna Jenna Gietl recognized at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

    Jenna Gietl was an outstanding student who graduated with both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering in May 2018. She was a student athlete and interned at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, joining it as an engineer in the Systems Development Branch immediately upon graduation.

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  • Brook Davenport holding a gas can to fuel a race car

    Fueling a Dream: An Engineering Graduate's First Year with NASCAR

    Former Cardinals football player Brook Davenport wanted a chance to continue his athletic career after graduation. He found an opportunity in auto racing, where he also puts his degree in mechanical engineering to work.

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  • Dr. Gregory Behrmann

    Behrmann Nominated for Volunteer of the Year

    Clinical Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dr. Greg Behrmann was nominated by Archbishop Carroll High School as Volunteer of the Year

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  • Phoenix International and School of Engineering

    Phoenix International Donates to School of Engineering

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  • Bob Kavetsky to chair Engineering Board of Visitors

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  • Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

    • 26 Bachelars, 10 MS and 1 PhD degrees were conferred
    • 9 graduates with summa or magna cum laude honors
    • 2 students receiving both Bachelars and MS degree in 4 years

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  • Commencement Ceremony

    For the university’s main commencement ceremony, graduates should arrive behind McMahon Hall at 8:45am and find the "School of Engineering” sign. They will process in two lines, in any order. For this first ceremony, the graduates may sit in any order within their school. Graduates are expected to wear their cap and gown, and carry their hoods on their left arm. Please visit the University website concerning the rain plan if needed.

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  • Donation of Medical Equipment

    The Biomedical Society (BMES) CUA student chapter with donated medical equipment. They are working with the Brother's Brother Foundation to prepare instruments for hospitals in need, around the world.

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  • dcceas-award

    Patrick Lee, BE Ph.D. student won the $800 first prize in the DCCEAS graduate student paper competition. The title of the paper was "Neurophysiological features of tactile versus visual guidance of ongoing movement" is coauthored by Patrick J. Lee, PE, and Sahana N. Kukke, Ph.D.

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