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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 2, 2009
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Media Contact:Velda Morris (on site) | | 856-905-6923January 30, 2009

450 Grade Schoolers Build Lego Robots, Study Climate Change at Penn Engineering's First Lego League Tourney

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WHAT:

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring Philadelphia First Lego League Tournament, an event that pits 30 regional middle schools and 450 students against each other in a challenge to design robots and explore climate change. The theme of this year’s competition, Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan, includes robotics demonstrations.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 28, 2009

It's The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the political, social and economic struggle between individual self-interest and the need to build a consensus have learned that, depending only on the structure of the network of participants, they can engineer surprising experimental results.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2008

A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn


PHILADELPHIA –- A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published today in the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 20, 2008
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America's Energy Situation


Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:
Dr. Noam Lior
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
and
Editor of the journal Energy

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