School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: Quadcopter UAV Careens Through Extremely Tight Spaces Autonomously

June 4, 2010

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab showcases its Quadcopter UAV.

Article Source: Popular Science

Knowing the Enemy, One Avatar at a Time

May 30, 2010

Barry Silverman of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on virtual reality simulations for the U.S. military.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Knowing the Enemy, One Avatar at a Time

May 30, 2010

Barry Silverman of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the advantages of virtual villages.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Wireless Revolution May Reach Inside Microchips

May 26, 2010

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says the trick to reducing interference along cramped transistors may be to go wireless.

Article Source: NewScientist

Rail Renaming Is a Mistake

May 26, 2010

Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science authors an op-ed on SEPTA’s planned revision to train signage.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Getting Free Willow Garage Robot

May 12, 2010

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab receives a Personal Robot 2.

Text-Speak: What Tongue Is This?

May 12, 2010

Roch Guerin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses how texting affects vocabulary.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 12, 2010

Cellular Workouts Strengthen Endothelial Cells' Grasp

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces — the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures — by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating stronger adhesive interactions between neighboring cells.

Encryption Can't Stop the Wiretapping Boom

April 30, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says widely available encryption software hasn’t prevented authorities from tracing suspects.

Article Source: Forbes
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 April 30, 2010

Faculty Members Receive 2010 Lindback and Provost’s Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Twelve University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been honored as recipients of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Provost’s Awards for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring.

The Lindback Awards, presented to members of Penn’s standing faculty since 1961, recognize distinguished teaching at colleges and universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic service area of Abbotts Dairies Inc.  Christian Lindback was president and principal of Abbott’s Dairies.