Kudos to: Sacramento State student teams
Accomplishment: Teams got top three spots at CSU Idea to Product biotech contest.
Details: First place: Sac State team StemPATCH created a surgical kit for postoperative adhesions. Second place: Sac State team VERAS-2F devised a wearable monitor for firefighter safety. Third place: Sac State team VIGOR made a portable tracking-guidance system for visually impaired people.
Kudos to: Joe Farrow, CHP Commissioner
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Accomplishment: Named recipient of the California Tow Truck Association’s distinguished service award
Details: The West Sacramento-based group will honor Farrow for promoting professionalism in the towing industry and protecting the motoring public.
Kudos to: UC Davis’ Katherine Ferrara
Accomplishment: Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Details: Ferrara pioneered ultrasound cancer and heart disease imaging and led in establishing UC Davis’ Biomedical Engineering department.
– Bill Lindelof