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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 12, 2014

As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

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From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

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

Two Penn Professors Receive Humboldt Awards

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.

Robotics at Penn

Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

For Engineering Students, It’s Senior Presentation Time

May 6, 2014

Students Joe Polin, Alex Neier, Justin Starr and Joe Hill, associate dean Beth Winkelstein and Bruce Kothmann of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for senior project presentations for engineering students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 25, 2014

Penn Student Elected to Society of Women Engineers’ Board of Directors

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Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers, an international professional, educational and service society that aims to support women’s entry and advancement through engineering careers, an area where they have been historically underrepresented.

Nicole Woon, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Women Engineers.

Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack Can Unlock Your Car

April 17, 2014

Four undergraduates from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School are highlighted for developing “GoogolPlex,” a Siri hack that helps control other devices.

Article Source: NBC News

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