Inventing the Future
New GRASP Project Aims to Leverage ‘Embodied Intelligence’ via a Robotic Squirrel
It takes about a year before human infants master their own motor skills well enough to walk. Legged robots don’t have it so easy. Only the most advanced can walk with a smooth, natural gait, and even those can be stymied by a small pile of rubble or sand.
Using Statistics to Uncover the Truth About Individual Cells
Researchers at Penn Engineering have developed a better method for interpreting data from single-cell RNA sequencing technologies.
Engineering Enterprise: A Three-Pack Of Startups
Penn Engineers get an early advantage in the startup game. Coursework, competitions, funding and other resources offered by the University infuse students with the interdisciplinary education, experience and support needed to envision and implement impactful solutions to a wide range of global problems.
Powering the Future with Giant Clams
In 2014, Shu Yang, of the Materials Science and Engineering, joined School of Arts and Sciences’ biophysicist Alison Sweeney on an unusual quest. Backed by a NSF INSPIRE grant for bold, interdisciplinary research, the duo aimed to unlock the solar-powered secrets of the giant clam.
Claire Donovan and Adele Li: PennApps and ‘Conscious Hacking’
For the last three years, Claire Donovan and Adele Li have worked in the logistics and outreach committees at PennApps, the University of Pennsylvania’s first-of-its-kind collegiate hackathon, rising to the executive board, and now both serve as directors of the organization. This eighteenth iteration of PennApps marks the first in which two women have sat on top of the organization. PennApps XVIII is happening from September 7–9 in Penn’s Engineering Quad, where around 1,200 students and 40 sponsors will attend, with over $80,000 dollars in prizes to be given out.
Penn Researchers Discover that Class of Neurological Disorders Share Common 3D Genome Folding Pattern
In a study led by Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, researchers have found another common thread linking nearly all of the TNR expansion diseases: the complicated 3D patterns that the DNA is folded into in order to fit in the nucleus of the cell.
Robert Ghrist Named Inaugural Faculty Co-Director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students
Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor with appointments in Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named an inaugural co-director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students.
Penn Engineering Launches Online Master's in Computer Science
Penn Engineering is now offering its first completely online master's degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science.