TACKLING THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES
Next-Gen Cancer Research & Scholarship
"Now is the time for cancer. Now we are thinking of different ways to tackle cancer, not only with traditional biology, but with new kinds of tools and technologies—with data and analytics and real-time monitoring devices to see if we can better understand cancer progression and control it."
Professor Rohit Bhargava, Bioengineering
Imaging and Robotics in Surgery
“The merging of imaging and robotics will create new ways of removing cancer and reducing the cycle time from diagnosis to procedure. There are now small robots that can go search for tumors and kill the cells. These technologies are going to become part of the treatment procedure in the next five or 10 years. It’s not science fiction anymore.”
Professor Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, ISE
"Receiving the Kirkwood Scholarship allowed me to finish school in a reasonable timeline, almost debt free. I knew about The Grainger Matching Challenge and knew I wanted to take advantage of it. What tipped me over the edge was that my employer, Motorola, participated in Giving Tuesday and offered an additional 50% matching opportunity. Combining everything tripled what my contribution would have been alone, and that felt so meaningful."
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING '09