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|Engineering a Win: Bioengineers Develop an "Epigenetic Toolbox"|
|Take a toolbox full of pieces of DNA, build biological systems and operate them in living cells. It's not surprising that this challenge from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition garnered interest from engineering schools across the country. What was surprising was that the competition's North America Grand Prize winners, Penn Engineering's iGEM team, had no synthetic biology training when they entered the competition.|
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|Toyota Gift Supports Research on Automotive Electronic and Computer Systems|
A grant from the Toyota InfoTechnology Center (Toyota-ITC) will allow Rahul Mangharam, associate professor in ESE, along with other collaborators, to further research efforts in transportation safety. Toyota-ITC is interested in promoting efforts on safety algorithms for self-driving cars, remote automotive diagnostics, resilient control of autonomous vehicles and electric vehicle architectures.
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|Cora Ingrum Receives Special Recognition Award|
|Cora Ingrum, Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs, has been selected to receive a Special Recognition Award in the category of College-Level Promotion at the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference. This award recognizes professionals in higher education who lead successful, timely programs that generate interest in STEM among women, racial and ethnic minorities and that fit the needs of society and the corporate and public sectors.|
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|Engineering APOC Students Travel to Ghana to Study Type 2 Diabetes|
Students participating in Penn Engineering’s Appropriate Point of Care Diagnostics (APOC) program traveled to Ghana to design a point-of-care device that will address the growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Type 2 diabetes is gravely understudied in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about 80 percent of the affected population believed to be undiagnosed.