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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 21, 2011

Penn Engineering to Host National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting and Symposium April 26

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will host the National Academy of Engineering regional meeting and symposium “Engineered Networks” on April 26.  The event will be held in the Wu and Chen Auditorium of Levine Hall located at 3330 Walnut St. on Penn’s campus. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 21, 2011

Penn Engineering to Host Energy Research Lecture by Arun Majumdar, Director of ARPA-E

WHO:            Arun Majumdar, director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

                      U. S. Rep. Chakka Fattah of Philadelphia 

Video: Taking the Mound at Citizens bank Park on Science Day: Philliebot

April 19, 2011

Philliebot, the pitching robot built by the GRASP laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Taking the Mound at Citizens Bank Park on Science Day: Philliebot

April 19, 2011

The GRASP laboratory of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for the pitching robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 7, 2011

Penn Research Advances Understanding of Lead Selenide Nanowires

PHILADELPHIA — The advancements of our electronic age rests on our ability to control how electric charge moves, from point A to point B, through circuitry. Doing so requires particular precision, for applications ranging from computers, image sensors and solar cells, and that task falls to semiconductors.

Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Engineering and Applied Science and Arts and Sciences has shown how to control the characteristics of semiconductor nanowires made of a promising material: lead selenide.

Video: Students from University of Pennsylvania About to Unleash the Renegade, an All Electric Drag Racing Car

March 8, 2011

Engineering students gear up to reveal their all-electric racing car.

Article Source: EcoFriend

The Future Tense

February 25, 2011

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the future of the digital age.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Electric Racing Powers Up

A group of about 40 graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering and Wharton, is preparing to show the world what they have been working on for the last five years: an all-electric race car.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 17, 2011

Eduardo Glandt’s Term as Penn Engineering Dean Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that Eduardo Glandt has agreed to extend his term as dean of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science until June 30, 2015. 

Glandt is the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  He became dean in 1999 and had been scheduled to step down on June 30, 2012. 

Freeze-Frame: Tricks for Probing a Cell’s Moving Parts

February 1, 2011

Erika Holzbaur and Yale Goldman of the School of Medicine and Haim Bau of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comment on research methods for following the movement of cell parts.

Article Source: The Scientist