A University of Pennsylvania medical student working in pediatric oncology and a senior whose research focuses on finding a cure for paralysis are two of 12 Americans selected to receive 2017 George J.
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | email@example.com | 215-573-6604November 24, 2015
When the Department of Defense offers researchers the chance to think big and take risks, and provides the funding to back it up, scientists tend to get really excited.
Four faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 347 researchers that have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it’s easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn’t understand why.
Undergraduate Rebecca Abramowitz of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned for being on a team that developed a custom-shaped bicycle helmet made from mushrooms.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about encryption.
Media Contact:Stephen Graff | Stephen.Graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 10, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania is taking part in the newly established National Science Foundation Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.
When a material, typically a liquid, is confined by surfaces that it doesn't like, the material can be expelled from the confining region in a process called “dewetting.”
By Niharika Gupta