7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good for Your Health

December 1, 2013

Alexander Stewart of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about his collaborative research on generosity with Joshua Plotkin of SAS and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Penn iGEM Team Leaders in Synthetic Biology

November 26, 2013

Undergraduates Danny Cabrera, Josh Tycko, Danielle Fields, Mahamad Charawi and Brad Kaptur of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for their research that was honored in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nanotech Innovation Keeps Surfaces Clean and Transparent

Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper’s windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle—it’s an expensive problem with serious ecological implications.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 25, 2013

Researchers at Penn Uncover Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells’ Longevity

The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets.

Audio: Penn Students Build Robotic Arm That Makes You Stronger

November 21, 2013

One of the inventors of the Titan Arm, graduate student Nick McGill of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted about the wearable exoskeleton.

Penn, Drexel Scientists Seek a Newer, Cheaper Solar Panel

November 19, 2013

Andrew Rappe, Ilya Grinberg both of the School of Arts and Sciences and Peter Davies of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their collaborative research on a new kind of material used for solar panels.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Loraine Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-5162November 14, 2013

Vagelos Gift Ensures Penn's Leadership in Energy Research

With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field.

IBM to Test People’s Psychology Through Twitter Posts

November 11, 2013

Andrew Schwartz of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about using personality traits for presenting ads that relate to the recipient.

Article Source: Times of India

UPenn Students Invent Revolutionary Device, Win International Award

November 10, 2013

Graduate students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick Parrotta, Nick McGill and Niko Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for winning the 2013 James Dyson Award for their Titan Arm invention.

Article Source: Metro
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 11, 2013

Penn and Drexel Team Demonstrates New Paradigm for Solar Cell Construction

For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics.