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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 26, 2015
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 23, 2015

Four Finalists Compete for the Rights to Commercialize Penn Nanotech in Third Annual Y-Prize

The University of Pennsylvania Y-Prize Competition has announced the four finalists who will battle for $5,000 and rights to commercialize their application of Penn nanotechnology at the third annual Y-Prize Grand Finale.

WHO:

 Penn students presenting business plans for commercializing three different nanotechnology inventions.     

WHAT:

Grand Finale of the Y-Prize, which will award $5,000 and non-exclusive commercialization rights to the winning team.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut St.
University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 13, 2015

Penn Engineers Develop Graphene-based Biosensor That Works in Three Ways at Once

One of nanotechnology’s greatest promises is interacting with the biological world the way our own cells do, but current biosensors must be tailor-made to detect the presence of one type of protein, the identity of which must be known in advance.      

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | January 13, 2015

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.

Video: While the Drone Industry Zooms, Regulation Lags

January 7, 2015

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses how to design flying robots that are equipped wi

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 8, 2015

Penn Engineers Put Their Skills and Teamwork to the Test in a Robotic Hockey Tournament

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As a final exam, students in Engineering’s Design of Mechatronic Systems course devised and built teams of hockey-playing robots in the sixth annual Robockey Cup.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone       

While final exams can be solemn affairs, finals for the Design of Mechatronic Systems course at the University of Pennsylvania couldn’t be livelier.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 21, 2015

Twitter Can Predict Rates of Coronary Heart Disease, According to Penn Research

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Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Twitter has broken news stories, launched and ended careers, started social movements and toppled governments, all by being an easy, direct and immediate way for people to share what’s on their minds.

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

December 22, 2014

The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is highlighted for its architectural design.

Article Source: Architect Magazine
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Student Group at Penn Delivers On-site Science to Local Children

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Penn Science Across Ages mixes community engagement and volunteering with increased access to learning for students at schools in West Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania senior Steve Scarfone and junior Jeffrey Ng are part of a local community-engagement project that mixes volunteering and increasing access to learning through Penn Science Across Ages.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2015

Kicking Boards: Penn Engineering Sophomore Excels With Tae Kwon Do

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As a freshman, Jasheel Brown came to the University of Pennsylvania with no official experience in martial arts, but, by the time he graduates, he will earn a black belt.

Jasheel Brown came to the University of Pennsylvania with no experience in Tae Kwon Do, but, by the time he graduates, he will have earned a black belt.