Un fost absolvent al Universităţii Harvard a donat 400 (patru sute) de milioane de dolari către universitate, pentru a sprijini facultatea de inginerie şi ştiinţe aplicate.
Harvard announced today that alumnus John A. Paulson, M.B.A. ’80, founder and president of Paulson & Co., has made the largest gift in the University’s history, a $400 million endowment to support the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). To honor his generosity, the School will be renamed the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Paulson’s gift comes at a time of great opportunity for SEAS. Founded in 1847 as the Lawrence Scientific School, it later became the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and then, in 2007, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Since becoming a School, SEAS has added three undergraduate concentrations (biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering) and a master’s program in computational science and engineering, the faculty has grown by nearly 30 percent, and course enrollment has increased by nearly 150 percent.
The School is also planning for expansion into Allston, where its scientists and engineers will occupy state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities within a campus anchored by science and adjacent to Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab). In Allston, SEAS will be at the center of a community of entrepreneurs and innovators in an emerging research enterprise zone. – sursa
Cercetătorii de Draper Laboratory au pus la punct un prototip de plămân artificial.
A new technology that re-creates important characteristics of structures in the lung could eventually be a safer alternative to certain types of respiratory and cardiac machines used to treat people whose lungs have failed due to disease or injury.
By using manufacturing techniques originally designed to make computer chips, biomedical engineers have in recent years made significant progress toward mimicking the mechanisms of certain organ systems, the healthy functionality of which is contingent on very precise chemical and physical conditions. Blood, for example, is extremely sensitive to environments other than the ones it encounters in healthy living systems. Now engineers at Draper Laboratory say they’ve designed a new lung therapy, composed of tiny channels molded into a biocompatible polymer that is capable of handling high blood flow rates. If things go as they plan, the therapy will be much safer than those used today. – sursa
Când mai vorbim despre ştinţă, despre învăţământul din România, despre TOP500 şi alte minuni, să ne reamintim de acest mic detaliu: finanţarea.