From the Lab Spring 2016: A Video

POSTED ON: February 18, 2016

Anita Raja, associate dean, and Oliver Medvedik, visiting professor, of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering talk about the Spring 2016 From the Lab event in a two-minute video. "From the Lab" invites visitors to explore the research work at the school by focusing on a particular topic. In Spring 2016, the subject was bio-engineering.

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