PHILADELPHIA -– Two faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be participating in the 17th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The exclusive meeting is held by the National Academy of Engineering and will take place at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
More than a dozen students from Penn’s Biology department have undertaken a long and arduous trek into the steppes of Northern Mongolia this summer, where they will join staff and faculty already in the field. The group will camp in traditional felt yurts as they simulate the effects of climate change on this remote and understudied region.
PHILADELPHIA -- Douglas Jerolmack, a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the American Geophysical Union’s first Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award. Established in 2009 by AGU’s Earth and Planetary Surface Processes focus group, the award honors geomorphologist and hydrologist Luna B. Leopold.
PHILADELPHIA — When semiconductor nanorods are exposed to light, they blink in a seemingly random pattern. By clustering nanorods together, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that their combined “on” time is increased dramatically providing new insight into this mysterious blinking behavior.
David Sarwer of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses why someone might get a divorce after having bariatric surgery.
Ben Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his sea-level rise research.
PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.