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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 9, 2011

Penn Celebrates Launch of First-of-Its-Kind Program in Market and Social Systems Engineering

WHO:            University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty, guest speakers from Google, Hunch, Northwestern University and Cornell University

WHAT:          Program Director Michael Kearns, along with leaders in academia and the tech industry, talk about applications of network and systems science. A reception will follow.

Science Fellow Spotlight: Katherine Kuchenbecker

October 20, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

Article Source: Pop Tech

Video: Robot Builds Its Own Body From Sprayable Foam

October 19, 2011

Shai Revzen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for creating Foambot.

Article Source: New Scientist

Video: This Robot Scoops Poop

October 18, 2011

Ben Cohen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains the purpose of the PR2 robot.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

The Beauty Brain Trust

October 14, 2011

Karlin Bark of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is one of five winners of L’Oréal’s Women in Science Fellowship Award.

Article Source: Women’s Wear Daily
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 10, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Speak at Penn

 WHO:           Steven Chu
                      Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the U.S. secretary of energy

WHAT:           A lecture on “How Innovation Has Changed the World.”

Devices That Can Listen In on Cellphone Traffic, Control Your Phone

October 4, 2011

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on federal use ofsecret devices for locating people via cellphones.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Loraine F. Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | September 29, 2011

Gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos to Create New Undergraduate Program in Energy Research

PHILADELPHIA –University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99 and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, have made a gift of $13.6 million to Penn to establish the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), an innovative, dual-degree undergraduate program to be offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 19, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Filling Gaps in Fossil Record

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.

Penn Researchers Work to Make Federal Agents’ Radio More Secure

September 19, 2011

Matt Blaze and Sandy Clark of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for their work in securing federal agents’ radios.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer