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CIDAR undergraduates win various Student Awards at the 2017 Graduation ceremony

Allison Durkan and Katie Lewis won the Engineering Alumni Association Student Leader Award for outstanding achievement and service to the college.

The following CIDAR undergraduates were awarded Student Advisor Awards for outstanding efforts advising fellow students:

Yash Agarwal
Anish Asthana
Zachary Chapasko
Alexandra Nero
Allison Durkan
Johan Ospina
Inna Turshudzhyan

We are very proud of our undergraduates for achieving excellence and setting a great example for all future students.

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR undergraduates win Senior Capstone project awards

CIDAR undergraduate class of 2017 won various awards for Senior Project and Societal Impact Capstone project!

Yash Agarwal’s team “Understanding Design Principles of CRISPR Based Activation of Gene Transcription in Mammalian Cells” won the Outstanding Senior Design Project in Biomedical Engineering.
Zachary Chapasko’s team “Satellite Tracking for Low Earth Orbit” won the Outstanding Senior Design Project in Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Zachary Lasiuk, Alexander Vahid, and Rebecca Catherine Wolf were part of the “T1demark” team which won the 1st Place for the Societal Impact Capstone Project Awards.

We are very proud of all the winners and wish them success for all their endeavors.

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inna Turshudzhyan wins the Anita Cuadrado Memorial Award!

Inna won the Undergraduate Class of 2017 Anita Cuadrado Memorial Award for her enthusiasm and devotion to the College. The award commemorates Inna’s active participation in various college activities including her research in CIDAR Lab.

Inna was an undergraduate researcher with CIDAR and was an integral part of the Phagebook and Clotho team.

We are very proud of Inna and wish her all the best for all her future endeavors!

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yash Agarwal named Valedictorian

Yash was named the Valedictorian of the Undergraduate Class of 2017. Yash also won the Earle and Mildred Bailey Memorial Award for scholarship and service to the College.

Yash was an undergraduate researcher in CIDAR and was part of the 2014 Boston University iGEM team.

We wish Yash all the best for all his future endeavors!

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR Team wins ECE Design Excellence Award !

Team Vulcan: Alexandra Nero [BME+CE], Anish Asthana [CE], Julian Trinh [CE], and Shane McCormack [BME+CE], under customer Professor Douglas Densmore and Graduate Mentors Ali Lashkaripour and Radhakrishna Sanka, wins ECE Design Excellence Award for ECE Senior Design Capstone Project in 2017 ! Project Vulcan aims to extend the experimental capabilities of CIDAR lab’s low cost microfluidic architecture by integrating a camera module for tracking droplets, as well as a PCR module for heat cycling chip contents, all specified at a simple level and controlled using the Vulcan Peripheral Manager.

Link to article:

By |May 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neptune featured in Othermachine Co. blog post!

Othermachine Co, the maker of the Othermill (a desktop CNC machine) featured the 2016 iGEM Hardware Project in one of their latest blog posts.

Here’s a small excerpt:

Boston University has long held a reputation as one of the most respected research institutes in the U.S. One branch of the intriguing work being done stems out of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s CIDAR (Cross-Disciplinary Integration of Design Automation Research) lab, which focuses on advancements in synthetic biology and microfluidics.

Read the full blog post on the Othermachine Co Blog:

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prashant Vaidyanathan awarded the BBF Scholar Travel Award

CIDAR graduate student Prashant Vaidyanathan was awarded the BBF Scholar Travel Award by the BioBricks Foundation to attend SB 7.0 which will be held in Singapore this year.
The BBF Scholar Travel Award was created by the BioBricks Foundation to help bring a diverse group of students from around the world to SB7.0. The mission of the BioBricks Foundation is to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open an ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet.

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quick Silva @ Boston Marathon !

CIDAR graduate student and proud son of Medford Ryan Silva has been featured, once again, in the Medford Transcript for his strong performance at the Boston Marathon.

By |April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nicholas Roehner was awarded the Allan Kuchinsky IWBDA Scholarship

Nicholas Roehner was awarded the 2nd Annual Allan Kuchinsky IWBDA Scholarship on August 15, 2016. Details can be found in the proceedings of IWBDA 2016 at

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Jacob awarded UROP funding for Fall 2016

Jacob Kozol has been awarded UROP funding for Fall 2016 to continue research
with CIDAR Lab.

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments