School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: Heads Up, World Cup Teams: The Robots Are Coming

July 10, 2014

Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on RoboCup, a soccer tournament featuring robots.

Article Source: Associated Press

2014 Philly Geek Awards Nominees Announced

July 7, 2014

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Titan Arm developed by SEAS undergraduates are nominated in two categories.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 9, 2014

Penn to Lead $22.5 Million Project on Restoring Memory Loss

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Penn scientists and physicians will conduct fundamental research on the brain with the aim of developing "neuroprosthetic" devices for treating memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a four-year effort worth as much as $22.5 million to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in people who suffer from memory loss due to disease or traumatic injury.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2014

UTRC Gift Establishes Robotics Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania

United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp., has given $250,000 gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a fellowship in robotics.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

How Having a Sweet Tooth Might Save Your Life

June 26, 2014

Undergraduate student Spencer Penn of the School of Engineering and Applied Science writes about leading a team that has designed a cavity fighting chewing gum and a plan for distributing it in the developing world.

Article Source: Huffington Post

3-D Printing Poised to Change Manufacturing, and the Curriculum

June 24, 2014

Robert Carpick, Nicholas Parrotta and Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discuss a 3-D printing facility.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 24, 2014

Penn Research Lends New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

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Researchers at Penn have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body’s development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also plays a critical role in the onset and progression of many cancers, as it allows the rapid growth of tumors.

Video: Game-changing Gadgets

June 20, 2014

The Titan Arm developed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is part of CNN’s Top 10 Inventions list.

Article Source: CNN

Video: Animate Yourself With Intel’s New Pocket Avatars Messaging App

June 19, 2014

Mitch Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on privacy concerns and violations surrounding facial-recognition software.

Article Source: CBS News