School of Engineering & Applied Science

For Engineering Students, It’s Senior Presentation Time

May 6, 2014

Students Joe Polin, Alex Neier, Justin Starr and Joe Hill, associate dean Beth Winkelstein and Bruce Kothmann of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for senior project presentations for engineering students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 25, 2014

Penn Student Elected to Society of Women Engineers’ Board of Directors

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Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers, an international professional, educational and service society that aims to support women’s entry and advancement through engineering careers, an area where they have been historically underrepresented.

Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers.

Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack Can Unlock Your Car

April 17, 2014

Four undergraduates from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School are highlighted for developing “GoogolPlex,” a Siri hack that helps control other devices.

Article Source: NBC News

Video: Popular Science Picks Best Inventions for 2014

April 12, 2014

The “Titan Arm” developed by students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

Article Source: CBS News

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable and Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

April 2, 2014

Elizabeth Beattie, Nicholas McGill, Nick Parrotta and Nikolay Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm.

Article Source: Popular Science

NSA May Have Used Heartbleed Bug as Spy Tool

April 11, 2014

Matt Blaze from the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on Internet security amidst the latest computer bug.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2014

The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles, Penn Research Shows

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A Penn team has shown that fluid dynamics makes some microscopic self-assembling structures easier to make than others.

By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves.

Challenges and Optimism on Tech’s Role in Philly

April 8, 2014

Dawn Bonnell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about Penn’s role in technology research in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly Tech Week Opens Celebration of Region’s Vibrant Tech Community

April 4, 2014

Organizers of Philly's Tech Week mention that a tour of Penn's nanofabrication lab is included in event.

Article Source: CBS News