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Multimedia Slideshow: A Day in the Life of…

September 14, 2010

Last week I created a multimedia slideshow following the studies of a UNC-Chapel Hill biomedical engineer graduate student.  Siddharth Shenoy is doing research on lung cells found in the trachea and how they behave when mucus-like fluid flows over them.  The experiment has the potential to provide better treatment options for patients with cystic fibrosis, a disease which inhibits the lung’s ability to remove excess mucus.  This was done for my multimedia class.

The design for the device used in the experiment, as shown on CAD software.  The digital model is sent to a 3D printer which can create the pieces.

Each circle contains a lung cell culture.  The color indicates whether the culture is dead or thriving.

The field of biomedical engineering combines different scientific disciplines, such as electrical engineering.

Siddharth Shenoy: UNC biomedical engineering graduate student.

The slideshow can be accessed here.

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UNC FallFest

August 24, 2010

On Sunday evening (8/22), the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill held its annual FallFest event.  ¬†Started in 1997, FallFest provides new and returning UNC students who had just moved in a non-alcoholic alternative to off-campus parties and local bars. ¬† Many of the university’s different clubs and student organizations had tables set up to attract new members and there were stations for games, such as an inflatable obstacle course and a dunk tank, set up on the university soccer field. ¬† Attendance was very high among both freshman and upperclassmen.