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Martin Lisius filming in a storm

Alumnus makes weather profitable

Threatening clouds and tornado sirens are his bread and butter. As founder of Tempest Tours, a storm-chasing business based in Arlington, Martin Lisius ’86 guides people on twister safaris.

Esther Betrán in the laboratory

Lord of the fruit flies

For biology Associate Professor Esther Betrán, fruit flies aren’t a household annoyance—they’re a gateway into understanding how human genes function.

biomask

Changing the face of burn victims

A polymer mask embedded with electrical, mechanical, and biological components shows promise in speeding healing from disfiguring burns and helping rebuild faces.

Kaci Hickox

Passion, practicality drive nursing graduate

Kaci Hickox ’02 works with the nation’s top epidemiologists to analyze and improve health and disease surveillance. She also spent two years in Myanmar managing three primary health care clinics.

student at computer

Crash Course: Management 3324

Creative business minds flourish in Assistant Professor Susanna Khavul’s popular entrepreneurship classes, where the ideas are as diverse as the students themselves.

Debo Band

Alumnus founds band with Ethiopian flair

Led by Danny Mekonnen ’03, Debo Band’s vibrant, funk-influenced rhythm is blazing through music festivals across the country.