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PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 23, 2014

Penn Science Café Presents ‘The AddLab: 3-D Printing in Teaching and Research’

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn is opening a new additive manufacturing facility. Commonly known as "3-D printing," this futuristic technique has captured the popular imagination.

WHO:

Jonathan Fiene
Senior Lecturer and Director of Laboratory Programs
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Katherine Kuchenbecker
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nick Parrotta
Coordinator of Instructional Laboratories
School of Engineering and Applied Science

WHAT:

Penn Science Café, ‘The AddLab: 3-D Printing in Teaching and Research’

WHEN:

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

 

This is part of the Penn Science Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science scholarship out of the lab for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 17, 2014

Penn Engineer Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

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Bassett will receive a five-year, $625,000, no-strings-attached grant. She is being recognized for her research that uses network science to better understand on how the brain can learn and adapt.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that the University of Pennsylvania’s Danielle S. Bassett has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 15, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation’s Mobile App Challenge Is Back for a Second Year

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Last fall, the Penn Center for Innovation launched the AppItUP Challenge, a contest that gathered mobile app ideas from across the University of Pennsylvania community and helped bring the best ones to life.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 15, 2014

Penn Team Studies Nanocrystals by Passing Them Through Tiny Pores

An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures’ surfaces.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 5, 2014

Penn Engineers Advance Understanding of Graphene’s Friction Properties

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene, the Nobel-prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2014

Tenth PennApps Hackathon Ready to Award $30,000 in Prizes to World’s Top Coders

In a hackathon, teams of coders compete against each other and the clock, working night and day to produce the best possible software and hardware applications under a tight deadline.

WHO

1,200 Top Collegiate Hackers

Massimo Banzi
Co-Founder, Arduino

David Pakman
Partner, Venrock

WHAT

The 10th edition of 48-hour PennApps Hackathon, the largest and most prestigious student-run hackathon in the world, with more than $30,000 in prizes for best software and hardware applications

Public expo of projects created during the weekend

Awards ceremony

WHERE

Hacking begins: Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Expo: Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.

WHERE

University of Pennsylvania

Hacking:
Engineering Quad
220 S. 33rd St.

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Education Commons
233 S. 33rd St.

Expo:
The Palestra
235 S. 33rd St.

Award Ceremony:
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 2, 2014

Penn Blends Art and Science With Network Visualization Program

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Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.