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University of Pennsylvania to Celebrate Launch of Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology
April 24, 2017
On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.  
Penn Senior William Fry Aims to Revolutionize the Software Industry
April 24, 2017
While University of Pennsylvania student William Fry was studying abroad in Germany, he came across a common problem in software development. He had been freelancing in programming to earn extra money but found that a lot of the jobs he was doing were very redundant: developers have to rewrite the same code over and over again, and it still costs the client the same amount of money.
Penn Program Encourages Philadelphia High School Students to 'Tech It Out'
April 17, 2017
Last fall, Stefano Yushinski, now an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, built and programmed his first robot. He, along with about 50 other Philadelphia high school students, was participating in a one-day event through a program called Tech It Out Philly.
Two University of Pennsylvania Students Win Goldwater Scholarship
April 4, 2017
University of Pennsylvania students Michael Tran Duong and Tiberiu Mihaila have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, given to sophomores and juniors who excel in science, engineering and mathematics and who plan Ph.D. study and careers in academic research.
Penn Engineering Course Gives Students a Global Perspective
April 3, 2017
Over spring break, 13 students in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science travelled to Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about engineering and technology innovations happening in China. They went as part of a new semester-long global immersion class launched this spring.
Abundance of A Cappella at Penn Strikes Harmony and ‘Dischord’
March 30, 2017
With 17 individual, student-run organizations on campus, the art of a cappella is in the midst of a renaissance at Penn.
2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn
March 28, 2017
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced today the selection of eight undergraduates as recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes.  Awarded annually, the President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes provide $100,000 in funding for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.
Penn Engineers’ ‘Photonic Doping’ Makes Class of Metamaterials Easier to Fabricate
March 9, 2017
The field of metamaterials, an intersection of materials science, physics, nanotechnology and electrical engineering, aims to produce structures with unusual electromagnetic properties. Through the careful combination of multiple materials in a precise periodic arrangement, the resulting metamaterials exhibit properties that otherwise couldn’t exist, such as a negative index of refraction. Some metamaterials can even channel electromagnetic waves around their surfaces, rendering them invisible for certain wavelengths of light.  
Penn Engineering Offers an Online MicroMasters in Robotics
February 28, 2017
Beginning in April, Penn Engineering and the GRASP Laboratory will offer a new series of online courses in robotics as part of edX’s “MicroMasters” program. Students who earn the Robotics MicroMasters credential are eligible to apply to the accelerated M.S.E. in Robotics program at Penn Engineering. If accepted, that credential will count towards 3 of the 10 required courses in the on-campus Master’s program. 
Researchers Gain Insight Into a Physical Phenomenon That Leads to Earthquakes
February 22, 2017
Scientists have gotten better at predicting where earthquakes will occur, but they’re still in the dark about when they will strike and how devastating they will be.