Robotic Termites May One Day Build Houses, Not Destroy Them

February 13, 2014

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on the possible benefits of artificial intelligence.

Article Source: Washington Post

Researchers 'Design for Failure' With Model Material

February 7, 2014

Nathan Keim and Paulo Arratia from the School of Engineering and Applied Science discuss their research developing new materials to use in stress tests.

Article Source: Phys.org
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 6, 2014

Penn Researchers ‘Design for Failure’ With Model Material

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method to study stress at the macro and micro scales at the same time, using a model system in which microscopic particles stand in for molecules.

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. A material’s macroscopic, or bulk, properties in this area — whether it can spring back into shape, for example — is generally the product of what is happening on a microscopic scale.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 3, 2014

Penn Engineer Promotes Sustainability in Argentina

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For eight weeks last summer, University of Pennsylvania junior Doug Roman had the opportunity to share his sustainability philosophy at schools in Buenos Aires.

By Marjorie Ferrone

For eight weeks last summer, University of Pennsylvania junior Doug Roman had the opportunity to share his sustainability philosophy at schools in Buenos Aires.

Penn Trio’s Idea Is Music to Snowboarders’ Ears

February 3, 2014

Graduates of Penn’s Integrated Product Design program John Hunchar, Ben Harmer and Kenneth Liew are featured for creating Jalapeño Beat Maker.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Thouron Award Winners

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Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship recipients are:

Swarms of Drones Could Be the Next Frontier in Emergency Response

January 25, 2014

Mark Yim of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about robotic swarms for emergency response.

Article Source: NBC News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 24, 2014

Frederick Ding: Penn Ambassador, Leader and Mentor

Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robotic Roundup

January 17, 2014

Daniel Lee, Katherine Kuchenbecker and Vijay Kumar are interviewed on the latest robotic advances.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | 215-746-3430 January 14, 2014

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of the sixth cohort of Penn Fellows.