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Penn Researchers Work to Make Federal Agents’ Radio More Secure

September 19, 2011

Matt Blaze and Sandy Clark of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for their work in securing federal agents’ radios.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Bridging the Technology Gaps

September 7, 2011

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center pens an op-ed on the digital-use divide.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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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.

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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.   

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
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 11, 2011

Penn Astronomers Contribute to Discovery of Universe’s Largest Mass of Water

PHILADELPHIA — An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge mass of warm water vapor in the central regions of a distant quasar, marking the farthest place in the universe that water has been detected. 

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.