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A Partnership for Global Security: Penn Professor Among Six Experts to Outline Plan for Worldwide Biosecurity
November 16, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Harvey Rubin, director of the University of Pennsylvanias Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, is among six internationally recognized experts who have authored a five-point roadmap for the global community to enhance worldwide biosecurity.  The experts recommend that these five priorities be undertaken through immediate, action-oriented initiatives on an international scale.
Penn Engineering to Receive Multi-Million-Dollar Design Technology Package from PACE Consortium
November 14, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania will receive an in-kind hardware and software contribution totaling approximately $70 million in commercial value from Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education, or PACE, a consortium comprised of General Motors, EDS, Hewlett Packard, Siemens PLM Software, Sun Microsystems and academic partners chosen for their focus on engineering.
Robert W. Carpick Named Director of Penn's Nanotechnology Institute
November 13, 2007
Robert W. Carpick has been appointed Penn Director of the Nanotechnology Institute. Carpick is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Carpick replaces former Penn faculty member David Luzzi, founding investigator of the Institute and now dean of engineering at Northeastern University.
Penn's Autonomous Car "Little Ben" Advances to the Finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge
November 1, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - "Little Ben," the autonomous vehicle engineered by University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University faculty and students to drive itself, has advanced to the finals of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.
“Heftier” Atoms Reduce Friction at the Nanoscale, Study Led By Penn Researcher Reveals
November 1, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - A research team led by a University of Pennsylvania mechanical engineer has discovered that friction between two sliding bodies can be reduced at the molecular, or nanoscale, level by changing the mass of the atoms at the surface.  Heavier atoms vibrate at a lower frequency, reducing energy lost during sliding. The study appears in the November issue of the journal Science.
It's A Small World After All: NanoDay 2007 @ Penn
October 23, 2007
WHO: Faculty from the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania sponsor a day of nanotechnology education and outreach for the Penn community, as well as regional high schools and neighbors.   WHAT: The third annual NanoDay @ Penn is a full day of exhibits, demonstrations and nano-lab tours to highlight nanotechnology research across the campus.  Area high school classes participate along with undergraduate and graduate students, boosting student interest in science, technology, engineering and math-related careers.
Penn Science Cafe Presents: The Dark Side of the Moon Mission, With Dr. Ravi Sheth
October 18, 2007
WHO: Dr. Ravi Sheth, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania WHAT: The Penn Science Cafe lecture series, free and open to the public, takes science out of the laboratory and treats it to a night on the town.                  The Cafe is your chance to ask a leading expert your questions about science. WHERE: Bubble House, 3404 Sansom Streeet, Philadelphia WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.             Doors open at 5:30 p.m.             Menu items available for purchase.
A Penn Business-Opportunity Panel Discussion: "Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Business"
October 15, 2007
WHAT: Penn's Executive Master's in Technology Management Program has gathered experts in nanotechnology commercialization and technology transfer to discuss nanotechnology ventures and funding. Topics include the role of IP, market pull, funding, university research and collaboration and elements for success of a start-up. Penn's EMTM program is a two-year executive program based in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and co-sponsored by Penn's Wharton School.
Landmark Modeling Study at Penn Reveals How Ferroelectric Computer Memory Works
October 10, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- A collaboration of University of Pennsylvania chemists and engineers has performed multi-scale modeling of ferroelectric domain walls and provided a new theory of behavior for domain-wall motion, the "sliding wall" that separates ferroelectric domains and makes high-density ferroelectric RAM (FeRAM) possible.
Penn Engineers Design Electronic Computer Memory in Nanoscale Form That Retrieves Data 1,000 Times Faster
September 17, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have developed nanowires capable of storing computer data for 100,000 years and retrieving that data a thousand times faster than existing portable memory devices such as Flash memory and micro-drives, all using less power and space than current memory technologies.