School of Engineering & Applied Science

NSA Does Not Collect Cellphone Location Data, Officials Say

June 24, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about getting answers about electronic security.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 25, 2013

Penn to Implement AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania has been named a project site for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, a multiyear, multimillion dollar project that aims to improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NSA Surveillance: Don’t Underestimate the Extraordinary Power of Metadata

June 21, 2013

Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the significance of metadata.

Article Source: The Guardian

Penn Names Dawn Bonnell Head of Research

June 19, 2013

Dawn A. Bonnell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for being named vice provost for research.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2013

Dawn Bonnell Appointed Vice Provost for Research at Penn

Dawn A. Bonnell has been named vice provost for research at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

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

Mark Allen Named Scientific Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Mark G. Allen has been named the inaugural scientific director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

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.

Article Source: Bloomberg
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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.