Scientists Use 3-D Printer to Speed Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

February 4, 2013

Penn’s Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited.

Article Source: Scientific American

Penn Students Compete to Put Robot Research to Real-world Use

February 5, 2013

Vijay Kumar and students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for Penn’s Y Prize Competition.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 6, 2013

For Three Decades, Computer Science’s Susan Davidson Has Led by Example

PHILADELPHIA — After more than 30 years on the job, Susan Davidson has some perspective on her discipline.

Video: Young Futurists 2013: Brittney Exline

February 1, 2013

Alumna Brittney Exline of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for being the youngest African-American engineer.

Article Source: The Root
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 1, 2013

Penn Researchers Use DNA to Make Crystals That Can Switch Configurations

PHILADELPHIA — Beyond serving as the backbone of modern biology, DNA has come to be a molecule of great interest to engineers. That a DNA sequence will naturally bind only with a complementary sequence could make it part of a configurable, and potentially programmable, building material.   

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 22, 2013

With Popsicle Sticks and a Glue Gun, Penn’s Allison Pearce Got Her Start in Engineering

It was 3 a.m. at an engineering camp in Houston when insight struck Allison Pearce, now a junior at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 29, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2013 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania students and two alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The recipients are:

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 29, 2013

Penn Research Shows Mechanism Behind Wear at the Atomic Scale

PHILADELPHIA — Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface structure, wear affects nanoscale objects more strongly than it does their macroscale counterparts.

Video: Rise of the Drones

January 23, 2013

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed about drone technology.

Article Source: Fox News

Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

Construction on the $91.5 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the 3200 block of Walnut Street is proceeding on time and on budget.