Technology & Engineering


MentorNet Alumna: Being a Woman in Engineering Is “Fun”

December 1, 2010

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for her academic journey from graduate school to professorship.

Article Source: MentorNet

Haptics Offer the Sensation of Touch Without Touching

January 3, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and her haptics Lab students are featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460December 8, 2010

Penn Haptics Open House: Interactive Exhibition of Hands-On Student Projects Dec. 10

WHO: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

28 University of Pennsylvania students in Dr. Kuchenbecker’s MEAM 625: Haptic Interfaces graduate-level course on science and technology of touch-based interactions for virtual environments, teleoperation and autonomous robots.  

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658November 29, 2010

Color-Changing “Blast Badge” Detects Exposure to Explosive Shock Waves

PHILADELPHIA - Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 23, 2010

New Technique Created at Penn Allows Researchers to Study Cell Forces in 3-D

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a revolutionary new technique that will allow scientists to accurately measure the forces cells exert as they move through a three-dimensional environment.

The Heated Debate Over Proxy Access

November 2, 2010

A study co-authored by Daniel J. Taylor of the Wharton School is cited for its perspective on proxy access.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 29, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.

            Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.

MySpace Admits Defeat to Facebook

October 27, 2010

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the ability of MySpace to help transition the connection between cable television and the Internet.

Article Source: Marketplace

The Grill: Robin Beck

October 25, 2010

Vice President Robin Beck of Information Systems and Computing is profiled.

Article Source: Computerworld
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Media Contact:jJennifer Oxenford | | 215-898-0341 October 15, 2010

MAGPI’s First Annual Content Provider Carnival Is Coming to Town – Virtually

Step Right Up, Step Right Up -- for the First Annual MAGPI Content Provider Carnival where 22 amazing distance learning content providers will come together all under one virtual tent via live webcast to schools across the country!!