A Look Behind the Scenes with Penn's Champion Robotic Soccer Team

In July, the United States scored a major international soccer victory. The nation may not have been able to bring home the Women's World Cup, but Team DARwIn took first place in the Humanoid Kid Size competition at the 2011 RoboCup tournament held in Istanbul, Turkey.


The First Computer at Penn: ENIAC

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia City Council officially declared Feb. 15 as “ENIAC Day” in recognition of the 65th anniversary of the revolutionary computer’s dedication at the University of Pennsylvania.


Check Up: University of Pennsylvania Researchers Regrowing Cartilage in Lab

August 22, 2011

Jason Burdick of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss their efforts to regrow cartilage that might lead to better treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 18, 2011

Penn Molecular Scientists Develop Color-Changing Stress Sensor

PHILADELPHIA — It is helpful — even life-saving — to have a warning sign before a structural system fails, but, when the system is only a few nanometers in size, having a sign that’s easy to read is a challenge.  Now, thanks to a clever bit of molecular design by University of Pennsylvania and Duke University bioengineers and chemists, such warning can come in the form of a simple color change.   

Penn Physicists Conquer the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

A team of Penn physicists have figured out how to conquer the “coffee ring effect”—that “O”-shaped stain of particles that is always left over after coffee drops evaporate — by changing the shape of the particles. The discovery provides engineers with a new set of tools that could have implications in various industrial settings, particularly printing and painting.


Security Flaws in Feds’ Radios Make for Easy Eavesdropping

August 10, 2011

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science led a study of eavesdropping through security flaws.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Conducting Research at the Nano-Level

August 8, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed about his nanotechnology research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn GEMS Teaches Girls about Engineering, Math and Science

The fields of engineering, math and science traditionally attract more males than females, but the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is working to change that by reaching out to middle school girls.



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Media Contact:Becky Sennett, PopTech | becky@poptech.org | 718-260-9758 August 2, 2011

Penn Engineering’s Katherine Kuchenbecker Named Science and Public Leadership Fellow by PopTech

PHILADELPHIA – Katherine J. Kuchenbecker of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has been named to the 2011 Class of Science and Public Leadership Fellows by PopTech, the global social innovation incubator and thought leadership network.       

Plants, Climate and a Midsummer Festival

July 29, 2011

Postdoctoral researcher Laura Fox of the School of Engineering and Applied Science shares information about studying the effects of climatic warning on steppe vegetation in Mongolia.

Article Source: New York Times