Helping Others

Applause: Kudos to Sacramento State student teams

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

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