School of Engineering & Applied Science

Penn Prof Kearns Addresses a Need

October 9, 2009
Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured discussing his course “Networked Life.”

New Programs

October 8, 2009
Penn’s first-of-its-kind market and social systems engineering undergraduate program is cited.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Invasion of the Pod Car

October 4, 2009
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on personal rapid transit.
Article Source: Boston Globe

How AP Measured the Meltdown at the Local Level

October 4, 2009
Tony Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science analyzes the economy with statistics.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 22, 2009

Penn Bioengineers Develop a Microfabricated Device to Measure Cellular Forces During Tissue Development


PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania-led collaboration of bioengineers studying the physical forces generated by individual cells has created a tiny micron–sized device that allows researchers to measure and manipulate cellular forces as assemblies of living cells reorganize themselves into tissues.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 13, 2009

Arjun G. Yodh Named Director of Penn's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter


PHILADELPHIA –- Arjun G. Yodh, a researcher studying condensed matter physics, medical and biophysics and optics has been named director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 16, 2009
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 8, 2009

Penn Hosts "Universities and Disasters: A Katrina Case Study" to Develop "How To" Guide for "Next Time"

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is hosting “Universities and Disasters: Katrina Case Study,” a discussion group, from April 29 to May 1 at the University City Sheraton, 36th and Chestnut streets.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 26, 2009

Penn Evolutionary Biologist and Computer Scientist Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships


PHILADELPHIA -– Joshua Plotkin, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and Steve Zdancewic, associate professor of computer and information science at Penn, have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2009.