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Tulane team wins NASA’s Big Idea Challenge for spacecraft design
Tulane University engineering students’ innovative idea for a flower-shaped, solar-powered space ferry won the top prize in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge, a national contest to design better ways to assemble spacecraft in space. Five finalist teams from around the country presented concepts for next-...


Jan 25, 2017 - Leslie Carde

At the new Tulane ByWater Institute and its River and Coastal Center, researchers address issues of coastal protection and restoration as temperatures warm, sea levels rise and time grows short for action.

Jan 25, 2017 - Barri Bronston

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering runs Louisiana's first graduate program in materials engineering. The new program is accepting applicants for the 2017-18 academic year.

Jan 20, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

Humans and dolphins have a lot in common, and Dr. Ramesh Ayyala, a professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University, plans to use those similarities to improve the treatment of eye infections in both.

Jan 19, 2017 - Mary Ann Travis

Brent Venable, associate professor of computer science, maps out “ethics” and moral requirements for autonomous vehicles.

Jan 12, 2017 - Barri Bronston

A panel of prominent scholars and commentators, including husband-wife political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin, will discuss the 2016 election and the prospects for governing in the years ahead Jan. 17 at Tulane University.