UB engineering students placed third in the NASA-sponsored Mars
rover contest thanks to their design and problem-solving
skills. A last-minute motor repair ensured that their rover
"rocked" to the top tier and also earned them a
humorous best "pit stop" award.
UB engineers develop a unique nanotechnolgy that promises
simpler and more affordable sensing techniques. The applications
are far-ranging and could help detect diseases, chemical weapons or
A revolutionary idea for delivering cancer drugs earned three
graduate students first place in the Henry A. Panasci Jr.
Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. Coming from biomedical
engineering, medicine, business and law, they developed "smart"
nanoballoons for carrying treatments to solid tumors.