School of Engineering & Applied Science

Video: Popular Science Picks Best Inventions for 2014

April 12, 2014

The “Titan Arm” developed by students of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

Article Source: CBS News

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable and Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

April 2, 2014

Elizabeth Beattie, Nicholas McGill, Nick Parrotta and Nikolay Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm.

Article Source: Popular Science

NSA May Have Used Heartbleed Bug as Spy Tool

April 11, 2014

Matt Blaze from the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on Internet security amidst the latest computer bug.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 9, 2014

The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles, Penn Research Shows

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A Penn team has shown that fluid dynamics makes some microscopic self-assembling structures easier to make than others.

By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves.

Challenges and Optimism on Tech’s Role in Philly

April 8, 2014

Dawn Bonnell of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about Penn’s role in technology research in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly Tech Week Opens Celebration of Region’s Vibrant Tech Community

April 4, 2014

Organizers of Philly's Tech Week mention that a tour of Penn's nanofabrication lab is included in event.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 4, 2014

Penn Students Vie for Grand Prize in PennVention Competition

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The Weiss Tech House holds an annual invention competition known as PennVention. The final round will see the distribution of more than $20,000 in prizes.

WHO:              Alan Greenberger
                         Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce

New Gel Helps Protect the Heart After an Attack

April 2, 2014

Jason Burdick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses studying a gel that allows for targeted therapy after a heart attack.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 31, 2014

New Penn-Designed Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack

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Each patient responds to heart attacks differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another. Penn researchers have developed a way to address this variation via a material that can be applied directly to damaged heart tissue.

Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments can’t be fine-tuned to deal with this variation. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 24, 2014

Penn Undergraduate Assembly Elections Provide Lessons in Leadership

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Penn students are voting this week, electing new leaders for the Undergraduate Assembly. Major campaign issues include mental health access, diversity and fund allocation. Voting ends Friday, March 28 at 5 p.m.

Every vote counts.

Each spring, the top leadership positions within the University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Assembly, are up for election.