School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: A Little Push

May 27, 2015

Penn research about creating liquid-crystal-based compound lenses from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 27, 2015

Penn Mechanical Engineers Win Top Prizes at the Cornell Cup

The senior design classes held in each of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s six departments are an opportunity for University of Pennsylvania students to put their skills to the test, by picking a real-world problem and developing a new piece of technology to solve it.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 22, 2015

In Penn Grads’ Futures: Aircraft, Cruisers, Destroyers

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Unlike some new college graduates who aren’t sure what their futures hold, four University of Pennsylvania May graduates have known for years where their paths will lead. All completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Penn, and this spring, they finalized their duty stations.

By Julie McWilliams

Unlike some new college graduates who aren’t sure what their futures hold, four May graduates of the University of Pennsylvania have known for years where their paths will lead. All completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Penn, and this spring, they finalized their duty stations.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 14, 2015

Penn Grad Center’s Buddy Program Aims to Span International Cultural Gaps

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When Fernando Gama of Argentina and Tanya Jain and Manas Shukla, both of India, began graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, they wanted to make new friends with all kinds of backgrounds. So did grad students from other schools, including Ling Gu and Xinwei Liu, both of China, Vera Partem, a Ukranian-American from Philadelphia, and many others.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2015

Penn Researchers Join Two NSF Projects on Medical Cyber-physical Systems

The University of Pennsylvania is participating in two National Science Foundation projects designed to advance cyber­physical systems with medical applications. Cyber­physical systems are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computation and physical components.

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

Beth Winkelstein Appointed Penn Vice Provost for Education

Beth Winkelstein has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a professor of bioengineering and the associate dean for undergraduate education in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Video: The Future of Remote Work Is Telerobotics

May 10, 2015

Undergraduate students, including Peter Zachares of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, are featured for creating DORA, a robot that mimics movements and sends visual inform

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2015

Penn Researchers Develop Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses That Work Like Insect Eyes

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Taking advantage of the geometry in which these liquid crystals like to arrange themselves, Penn researchers are able to grow compound lenses with controllable sizes.

The compound eyes found in insects and some sea creatures are marvels of evolution. There, thousands of lenses work together to provide sophisticated information without the need for a sophisticated brain. Human artifice can only begin to approximate these naturally self-assembled structures, and, even then, they require painstaking manufacturing techniques.

Audio/Video: Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em…Cockroach Style?

May 7, 2015

Undergraduates Steve RybickiAriana SchanzerStephanie Mark

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 5, 2015

Penn and UC Merced Researchers Match Physical and Virtual Atomic Friction Experiments

Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts.