School of Engineering & Applied Science

Google-Led Denials Leave Room for U.S. Web Surveillance

June 8, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the NSA/PRISM scandal.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Research Shows Way to Improve Stem Cells’ Cartilage Formation

Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves damaging healthy cartilage, and a person’s cartilage may still deteriorate with age.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 3, 2013

Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 29, 2013

Rakesh Vohra Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Rakesh Vohra has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

Video: Acrobatic XRL Robot Takes Cliffs and Valleys in Its Stride

May 23, 2013

Engineers from Daniel Kodischek’s lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for designing an acrobatic, crawling robot.

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MOOC Professors Claim No Responsibility for How Courses Are Used

May 21, 2013

Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences highlighted for teaching an online course.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 17, 2013

Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.

Video: The End Is the Beginning

April 25, 2013

Mitchell Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about ENIAC.

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Finally: Robots Learn What ‘Squishy’ Really Means

May 13, 2013

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and her students are featured for presenting at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Germany.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2013

Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.