School of Engineering & Applied Science

Your Future iPhone May Be Stuffed With Wax

August 23, 2013

Milo Martin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about computing.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 26, 2013

Penn Engineering Brings Two Coding Contests Together with HACKfest

On Friday, September 6, more than a thousand students from about 100 universities will descend upon the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science to take part in HACKfest, a series of student-run, weekend-long software and hardware design competitions wi

Audio: Penn, Drexel Researchers Compete in Pentagon’s Robotics Challenge

August 19, 2013

Dan Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the DARPA Challenge.

Article Source: Newsworks

Creating the Carl Lewis of Robots: Researchers at Penn Give Latest Project Legs

August 13, 2013

Daniel Koditschek and Ph.D. student Aaron Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for developing a jumping and climbing robot.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Video: Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Jumping, Climbing Robot

August 13, 2013

Daniel Koditschek and Ph.D. student Aaron Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing RHex the Parkour Robot.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 12, 2013

Multi-disciplinary Penn Research Identifies Protein Required for Cell Movement

Both basic scientists and clinicians have an interest in how the cells of our body move. Cells must be mobile in order for organisms to grow, to heal, to transmit information internally, to mount immune responses and to conduct a host of other activities necessary for survival.

Penn to Offer Joint Degree Program in Engineering and Law

August 7, 2013

A new cross-disciplinary degree is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Rebecca Anderson | randers@law.upenn.edu | 215-898-9216August 6, 2013

Penn Law and Engineering Launch Innovative Program in Law and Technology

At a time when debates over technology policy are as significant as they are complex, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) are launching an innovative joint degree program whose goal is to graduate lawyers and engineers able to address issues at the inter

Researchers Build Jumping, Flipping, Hand-Standing Robot

July 29, 2013

Graduate student Aaron Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on being a part of the research team that created the robot Rhex.

Article Source: Computer World
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2013

Penn Research Helps Make Advance in 'Programmable Matter' Using Nanocrystals

When University of Pennsylvania nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style, even though it wasn’t the simplest pattern?