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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 23, 2010

Penn Receives $600,000 Mentoring Grant to Spur Interest In Computer Science for Students of All Ages


PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Pennsylvania has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to spur interest in computer science with a first-of-its-kind, “cascading” mentoring program in which college, high school and middle school students will learn with and from each other.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 11, 2010

Three Penn Professors Receive National Science Foundation Awards

 

PHILADELPHIA -- Three professors in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have received National Science Foundation Career Awards for junior investigators. The awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of teacher/scholars.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 10, 2010

Bioengineer Ravi Desai Wins 2009 JCS Prize From the Journal of Cell Science

PHILADELPHIA –- Ravi Desai, a bioengineering researcher completing his doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2009 JCS Prize, awarded annually to the first author of the paper judged best by the editors and editorial board of the Journal of Cell Science. Authors must be students or postdoctoral researchers to be considered for the prize.

SEPTA Abandons R Designations for Trains

March 4, 2010
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses SEPTA’s train-designation changes.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Star and Flower-Shaped Moulds Tell Stem Cells What to Be

March 2, 2010
Christopher Chen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says “cells change their geometries and mechanics throughout development and as they move through the body.”
Article Source: NewScientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 26, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins International Collaboration in Government/Academics to Research "Soft Matter"

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has entered into a multi-year agreement with specialty chemical producer Rhodia and the French National Center for Scientific Research to launch an international, public-private research collaboration in soft condensed matter.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 25, 2010

Nanotechnologists From the University of Pennsylvania Collaborate to Form Near-Frictionless Diamond Material

PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-Zürich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high strength that it is 3,000 times more wear-resistant at the nanoscale than silicon.

Wheelchair on the Go

February 22, 2010
School of Engineering and Applied Science students’ robotic car, “Little Ben,” is cited for its technological contributions.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Healing Touch: the Key to Regenerating Bodies

February 16, 2010
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for research on cellular regeneration.
Article Source: New Scientist

Victims of Electrosensitivity Syndrome Say EMFs Cause Symptoms

February 15, 2010
Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says electrosensitivity syndrome is a largely unfounded phenomenon.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times