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STUDENT LIFE

Student Profile: Allison Garza
Allison Garza gives her father a lot of credit for her drive, energy and ambition.
 
 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Alumnus Spotlight: 'Ezra' Charles Helpinstill
Engineering a better sound

Charles Helpinstill designed an electric piano pickup used by musicians from Elton John to Frank Zappa.

 
 

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH

Francisca Acosta
Engineering tissue and a device to make lives better
Francisca Acosta works on scaffolding to repair heart valves—and a way to prevent a malady common to the bedridden.