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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2014

Penn Lends Support to National ‘Maker Movement’

In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2014

Preview of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Lab as Part of National ‘Day of Making’

This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

Who

Robert W. Carpick

John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science          
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Students

What

Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects
 

When

Wednesday, June 18, 12-1 p.m. 

Where

Towne Building Room 187 (gather by the CyberCafe)
Chancellor Walk Entrance
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

Details

This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools. Professor Robert Carpick, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, will lead a preview of the facility; other members of the department will demonstrate 3-D printers and the kinds of objects they can make.

The event is timed to coincide with the first White House Maker Faire and national "Day of Making," a celebration of America as a nation of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs who are using cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printers, laser cutters, desktop machine tools and free, user-friendly design software, democratizing the act of making and enabling citizens to build just about anything.

“Penn's founder Benjamin Franklin was an author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, engineer, politician and printer,” Carpick said. “While we can only imagine what he would think of today's revolution in manufacturing that is being brought about by the advent of 3-D printing, we are sure that he'd be proud to see Penn making its mark in the area.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Video: Robocup: World Cup for Robots

June 13, 2014

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Penn’s robot soccer team are highlighted.

Building Soluble Circuits to Help End E-waste

June 11, 2014

Mark Allen, director of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, shares his comments on soluble circuits.

Article Source: Popular Science

Meet Joytone: the Raspberry Pi Musical Instrument With Joysticks for Keys

June 6, 2014

BSE students Dave Sharples and David Glanzman from SEAS have created a new musical instrument with joysticks for keys.

Article Source: Gearburn

How Not to Pay the Price for Free Wi-Fi

June 4, 2014

Nadia Heninger of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on the significance of encrypted websites while using Wi-Fi.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Susan McDonnell | susanmcd@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-573-7352June 3, 2014

Combatting TBI by Engineering Resilience in the Brain

May 31, 2014

Vivek Shenoy of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about traumatic brain injury research.

Article Source: LiveScience
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

Google Project Tango: Watch the 3D-Mapping Smartphone Ride an Autonomous Drone

May 23, 2014

Vijay Kumar and researchers from the GRASP Lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for combining Google’s Project Tango with a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0.