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Bassett MacArthur

Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
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Maker Day 2014

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Titan Arm Pop Sci 2014

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Lindback Award 2014

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  Jason BurdickThe Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles
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  Teaching Awards 2014

Penn Engineering 2014 Teaching Awards
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2014 Hult Prize

Penn Undergraduates are Finalists for the 2014 Hult Prize
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2014 Sloan FellowsDanielle Bassett and Chris Callison-Burch are awarded 2014 Sloan Fellowships
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DARPA 2013

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  Vivek Shenoy

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  Titan Arm Dyson AwardTitan Arm Receives 2013 James Dyson Award
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Dawn Bonnell

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Mark Harding

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  Transportation Center

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GEMS 2013

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MOU ECL

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Chris Murray

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  Mark Allen

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Vohra PIK

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  Ertugrul Cubukcu

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RoboCup 2013

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  Ali Jadbabaie

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  Jessie Huang

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Susan Davidson

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TerraSwarm

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  Vijay KumarVijay Kumar receives 2013 Heilmeier Research Award
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Robert Ghrist

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  Katherine Kuchenbecker

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Cherie Kagan

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  Shu Yang

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RoboCup 2012

Team DARwIn Takes First Place at RoboCup 2012
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  Mark Yim

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The Phillie Phanatic's Special Lecture on "Phriction"
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  Daeyeon LeeDaeyeon Lee finds a new way to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films
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Andrew Jackson

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  NanoswtichRitesh Agarwal Makes First All-optical Nanowire Switch
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Robolympics

High school students go for gold in ‘Robolympics’ hosted by Penn Engineering
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  Hammer

Ray Gorte Collaborates to Create a Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient Catalyst for Burning Methane
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NSO 2012

NSO 2012
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Penn Engineering’s Camp for Girls Grows, Adds Math Classes
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ECI

Penn Engineers Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants
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Coursera: Social Media Comes to Online Education
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Hammer

Penn Engineers Convert a Natural Plant Protein Into Drug-delivery Vehicles
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Engineering Alums Traverse the Himalayas to Mt. Everest
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Engheta

Nader Engheta Receives IEEE Electromagnetics Award
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Engineering a Better World: Kinecthesia
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Ritesh Agarwal Leads Study of Phase Change Materials in Search of Better Computer Memory
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Penn Bioengineers Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar
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Faculty Senate to Have Back-to-Back Chairs from Penn Engineering
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Flying Robots: Customized and Cooperative
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Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising
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Scott Diamond Leads Collaboration to Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood
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Commencement 2012
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The S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award
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Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track
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Alumni Weekend: May 11-14
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LRSM celebrates 50 years of multidisciplinary discovery
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Are You Ready For A New Sensation?
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Rajeev Alur to Lead $10 Million Project on Computer-assisted Programming
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GRASP Quadrotors Come to TED
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A United Front Against Cancer
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Keegan Dubbs: Engineering Her Way Forward
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Brian Litt Collaborates to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures
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  Nader Engheta Builds First Physical 'Metatronic' Circuit
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Karen Winey Receives Heilmeier Research Award
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Three CIS Undergraduates Selected as KPCB Engineering Fellows Read more...

     

Following Robert Ghrist
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  Dennis Discher Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
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Max Mintz: A Documentary
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Robotic hockey teams face-off at Penn Engineering
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Jonathan Smith: Creating a safety net for computers
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AutoPlug: Plug-n-Play Comes to Automotive Technology
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Penn Engineers receive first place at "PennApps" hackathon
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Progress Report: Singh Center for Nanotechnology
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Andrew Tsourkas: More Effective MRI Contrast Agent for Cancer Detection
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Background photo courtesy D.K. Lynch

Rob Carpick demonstrates "Earthquake Friction Effect at the Nanoscale"
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  Hacking for a Good Cause
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Brian Litt: A More Flexible Window Into the Brain
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  Howard Hu Elected to APS Fellowship Class of 2011
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Engineering students hack gaming device to help visually impaired
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Kostas Daniilidis Elected an IEEE Fellow
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PopTech's Science Fellow Spotlight: Katherine Kuchenbecker
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  Newsance: An Interactive News Aggregator
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LRSM Awarded $21.7 Million NSF Grant
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Kickoff: Market and Social Systems Engineering
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Berger Award 2011:
Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy

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Arjun Raj Receives NIH New Innovator Award
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Engineers Receive Top Honors at PennApps
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  Red and Blue Racing Gears Up for 2011-12 Season
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In the Zone with Guitar Hero Expert Chris Chike
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  Penn GEMS 2011
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Color-Changing Stress Sensor
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Discher Named the Bent Professor of CBE
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Sound Technology, Effective Communication
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  Penn GEMS 2011
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Protecting the Entrepreneurs
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Zach Ives: Engineering New Realms of the Networked Economy
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Team DARwIn takes First Place at RoboCup 2011
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  Two-Dimensional Graphene Metamaterials and One-Atom-Thick Optical Devices
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Naturally Inspired Materials
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Renegade: Electric Dragster Builds New Skills
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ALPHA: A Novel Bicycle
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  Meaney Named the Bent Professor of CBE
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Yibin Zhang selected to participate Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
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  Teaching Discovery Through Smart Experimentation
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Engineering Delivers the Advantage in Protecting Children
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  Commencement 2011
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GRASP's "PhillieBot" Throws Out First Pitch at Phillies Game
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  Engineers and Wicket Takers
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National Academy of Engineering Symposium
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  Under Secretary of Energy to Lecture at Penn Engineering
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The S. Reid Warren Jr. Award
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  Daniel Gianola: The Nano Mechanic
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Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track
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  Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising
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Kathleen Stebe: Elegant Tension
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  The Singh Program in Market and Social Systems Engineering
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Penn Takes
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CECRHeilmeier
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29th Annual
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Penn GEMS:
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