Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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ADAM JAKUS, NU Grad Student in Materials Science and Eng.




College: Northwestern University

Major: Materials Science and Engineerin

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

BS Degree in Materials Science and Engineering 2009 from Georgia Tech

MS Degree in Materials Science and Engineering 2010 from Georgia Tech

I'm currently doing research on biological tissue regeneration using ultrasound, 3D printing, and other techniques.



Past Classes

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E224: Biomedical 3D Printing in Splash 2013 (Apr. 06, 2013)
The future of science and engineering is 3D printing! Although 3D printing is now being used in many science and engineering fields, its current and potential applications in the biomedical sciences and engineering are arguably the most exciting. Everything from printing custom made implantable medical devices to cells, cell tissue, and even whole organs is being done right now! This course will review current 3D printing methods utilized in biomedical applications and some of the exciting research that is coming out of this field.


X126: What is it like to be a Research Scientist or Engineer? in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
Ever wonder what it's really like to work as a researcher in lab? In this class, we will look beyond what kind of cool experiments are done in science and engineering labs and focus on how one becomes a researcher, explanation of the research environment and culture, and things you can do now if you'd think you want to take this path. We will discuss what it's like to be an undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and professor doing research in academia with some attention given to industry.


E87: Science and Engineering Research... What's it like? in Splash 2011 (Apr. 02, 2011)
Everyone who is a student or professional in the science and engineering world always talks about what they research or what they make, but rarely do they talk about the research environment and social dynamics of this career path. This course will address what it's like to do research in academia as an undergraduate student, graduate student, and beyond as well as research in industry and government positions. If you are interested in learning what it's like to be in a research group and what you can expect if you are thinking about going into any science or engineering field this class is for you.


E94: It's a Small World in Splash 2011 (Apr. 02, 2011)
Ever wonder what the objects around you look like on a very small scale? Join this class to see natural and manmade structures on a micro- and nano-scale and also to learn about various techniques used to obtain these images, including electron and optical microscopy.