Student Highlight:

Track star Mitchell Black, E16, wins his third NCAA crown

Mitchell Black is a double major in mechanical engineering and astrophysics and has applied to graduate programs in aerospace, aeronautics and astronautics, and space engineering, as well as for positions at NASA. On March 12 in Grinnell, Iowa, Black added a third NCAA 800 meters title to his resume, winning the 2016 indoor event with considerable ease.
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Research Highlight:

Kaplan and Omenetto Research Preserving Food with Silk

Professors David Kaplan and Fiorenzo Omenetto and a research team from Tufts used an ultra-thin coating of biocompatible silk to keep fruit fresh without refrigeration. Kaplan and Omenetto's research demonstrates a promising alternative for the preservation of delicate foods, as countries across the world struggle with the negative impacts of food waste. Read more in Scientific Reports.

Research Highlight:

Dorfmann Studies Dynamics of the Chameleon Tongue

Associate Professor Luis Dorfmann worked with colleagues to propose a mathematical model, based on large deformation elasticity, to explain the ballistic projection of the chameleon tongue. The model could potentially have applications in the design of elastic materials. Read the research paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, and coverage from BBC News.