For more than a decade, Penn’s Dan Huh has been developing super-small devices called organs-on-chips that use living cells to stand in for larger organs. In May 2019, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched two experiments with Huh’s organs-on-chips to the International Space Station. In orbit, a lung chip and bone marrow chip are being compared to Earth-bound counterparts to shed light on astronauts’ susceptibility to infection.

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Inventing the Future

Announcing AI Month

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly transforming how humans interact with technology and augmenting human intelligence. With these transformations come both challenges and opportunities.

Penn Engineering has already positioned itself as a leader in AI with the launch of the First Ivy League Bachelor of Science in Engineering in AI. Today, Penn Engineering is pleased to announce AI Month, a four-week series of events throughout April touching on many facets of AI and its impact on engineering and society.

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Penn Engineering Announces First Ivy League Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science introduces its Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) degree, the first undergraduate major of its kind among Ivy League universities and one of the very first AI undergraduate engineering programs in the U.S. 

The rapid rise of generative AI is transforming virtually every aspect of life: health, energy, transportation, robotics, computer vision, commerce, learning and even national security. This produces an urgent need for innovative, leading-edge AI engineers who understand the principles of AI and how to apply them in a responsible and ethical way. 

Penn Engineering Wins $13.5 Million Grant from DARPA to Enhance National Computer Security

Penn Engineering has secured a $13.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to pioneer cutting-edge technology aimed at enhancing national computer security. Leading this effort is André DeHon, Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) and Computer and Information Science (CIS) at Penn Engineering. DeHon’s collaborators are Jing Li, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in ESE and CIS, who will serve as the associate director, and Jonathan M. Smith, Olga and Alberico Pompa Professor in CIS.

Mike Mitchell Profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Michael J. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Penn Engineering, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In the article, Mitchell describes how he and his team are using lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), the tiny capsules that deliver mRNA, in novel ways to treat lung cancer or broach the blood-brain barrier.

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Five Years of Penn Engineering Online Master’s Degrees

Launched in 2019, Penn Engineering’s Online Master’s Program offers an Ivy League education to professionals seeking to augment their skills or switch to a new career entirely, but who are unable to attend in person. Since then, the program has seen explosive growth in the form of additional courses, certificate programs, lifelong learning initiatives and full-fledged master’s degrees, including a online Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT Online) degree and more recently, a Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science (MSE-DS Online).

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Understanding the Northeast Earthquake

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A Return to Jamaica Brings Seven Student-Invented Devices to Help People and Wildlife

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Building Robots that Learn: Pratik Chaudhari Investigates the Underpinnings of AI

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Spring 2024 GRASP on Robotics: Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington, “Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Robust Flight Systems”

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2024 Bioengineering Graduate Research Symposium

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PICS Colloquium: “Physics-compatible kinetic-energy and entropy preserving (KEEP) scheme for high-fidelity simulation of compressible turbulence”

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A Statement to the Penn Engineering Community from Dean Vijay Kumar

As we approach the end of the 2023 fall semester and prepare to embark on a well-deserved winter break, I want to take a moment to address our community with a spirit of optimism and unity.

About Penn Engineering

At Penn Engineering, we are preparing the next generation of innovative engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Our unique culture of cooperation and teamwork, emphasis on research, and dedicated faculty advisors who teach as well as mentor, provide the ideal environment for the intellectual growth and development of well-rounded global citizens.

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