In Memoriam: Ben Taskar, 1977-2013

Ben Taskar, Boeing Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, died of an apparent heart attack on the night of November 17, 2013, at the age of 36. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to Ben’s wife Anat Caspi and daughter Aviv Taskar, and their families. Before leaving for the […]

Christopher Fang-Yen Receives New Scholar Award in Aging

Christopher Fang-Yen, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is the recipient of the 2013 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging for his proposal, “High-throughput Imaging of Lifespan and Healthspan in C. Elegans.” This award is given to exceptional new faculty whose work shows the potential for great impact in […]

Penn iGEM Team Wins Regional Competition with Novel Epigenetic Engineering Toolbox

For the second year in a row, Penn’s iGEM team is the winner of the North American Regional iGEM competition, which was held on October 4 to 6 at the University of Toronto, Canada. Held by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation, the iGEM competition is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Student teams […]

Joseph Cramer, CHE ’66, GR’71

Joseph Cramer, CHE ’66, GR’71, enjoyed a long, successful career in chemical engineering, until his retirement in 2012 from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he was the Director of Technical Programming, as well as a Director and Fellow with AIChE. Even while now retired, Joe is still heavily involved as a volunteer on […]

Mike Steltenkamp receives 2013 Thomas Arkle Clark Award

Mike Steltenkamp, a master’s student in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), is the recipient of a 2013 Thomas Arkle Clark Award from the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity. This award annually recognizes ATO’s most outstanding senior candidates for undergraduate degrees. As a submatriculant, Steltenkamp will graduate with both BSE and MSE degrees in MEAM […]

TitanArm Receives First Place at 2013 Intel Cornell Cup

Team Titan returned to Penn Engineering the First Place winners of the 2013 Intel Cornell Cup, held May 2-4 at Walt Disney World. Team members are Elizabeth Beattie, a senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) and MEAM doctoral student beginning this fall, Nick McGill, a senior majoring in both MEAM and Electrical and […]

Nicholas Schneider Receives MRS Graduate Student Awards

Nicholas Schneider, doctoral student in the laboratory of Haim Bau, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of two awards from the Materials Research Society (MRS): the 2013 Silver Award and the 2013 Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award. Schneider is a recipient of the Silver Award for the presentation […]

Penn Engineering Learns a Few New Tricks

The Department of Bioengineering celebrated Engineering Week in February by sponsoring several events, including one with a special canine visitor from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (PVWDC). McBaine, an eleven-week-old springer spaniel puppy, visited Penn Engineering as part of the “Dogs & Devices” event organized by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the Rachleff […]

Jessie Huang Receives 2013 Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Jessie Huang (BE’13) is a recipient of the 2013 Undergraduate Student Paper Award granted by the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. As part of the 2013 Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW), local engineers and educators gathered for an awards luncheon on February 15, 2013, to recognize outstanding math and science teachers, […]

Portonovo Ayyaswamy Receives ASME 75th Anniversary Medal

Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been selected to receive the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division “in recognition of his service to the heat transfer community and contributions to the field.” Dr. Ayyaswamy’s research is in the area of […]

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