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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 20, 2008

Robert Ghrist Is Appointed a PIK Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Robert Ghrist has been named the seventh Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 17, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 7, 2008

Penn Center for Computer Graphics Joins SIG to Build Region's Largest Motion-Capture Studio

PHILADELPHIA- – The Center for Computer Graphics at the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with Susquehanna International Group LLP to build a new computer graphics center and gallery for the program, as well as create the largest academic motion-capture studio in the region.

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

New Prosthetic Limb, Electronic Traffic Glove and Mobile Solar Power Plant Win Penn's 2008 PennVention


PHILADELPHIA –- A new prosthetic accessory worn on the residual limb of a transtibial (below-knee) amputee was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth Annual PennVention competition for student inventors at the University of Pennsylvania's Weiss Tech House.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 10, 2008

Penn Students Vie for Top Prizes in Annual Invention Competition: PennVention

PHILADELPHIA –- The Weiss Tech House, a student-run hub of technological innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, announced today the 11 student inventions that will compete in the fourth annual PennVention competition.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 8, 2008

The Nanotechnology Institute Receives $3.5 Million to Foster Nanotechnology Research and Development

PHILADELPHIA –- The Nanotechnology Institute, or NTI, a consortium of Philadelphia-area research and technology organizations that includes the University of Pennsylvania, has received $3.5 million in funding from the commonwealth’s Pennsylvania Initiative for Nanotechnology.

Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced the award, which renews the Institute’s funding and positions Pennsylvania as a global leader in emerging technologies.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2008

Penn Engineering Receives Largest Research Grant in School History to Lead Robotics Consortium

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has received the largest single award in the School’s 156-year history to help create the fundamental networks and technologies that will put unmanned machines on the front lines of battle.

The award is the MAST CTA, the Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance, and will incorporate more than $22 million in funding during 10 years from the Army Research Laboratory.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 24, 2008

Penn Engineering Receives $7.5 Million to Develop Cooperation Principles for Robot Teams

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to draw inspiration from biological organisms, including humans, in order to create principles of cooperation to control teams of next-generation, unmanned, robotic vehicles.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 3, 2008
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Protect America Act

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Dr. Matt Blaze
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

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