Alexa Spagnola: Making Connections at the ITBA Lab
Alexa Spagnola is a sophomore studying electrical engineering who took part in the Renewable Energy global service learning program in Argentina this past summer. The program involves a semester-long survey of the technical and cultural knowledge necessary to prepare students for a three-week service trip to Buenos Aires. There, they work alongside students at the Instituto Technológico […]
Penn Engineering Groups Awarded NSF Grants to Work Toward ‘Quantum Leap’
One group will design robust, integrated quantum memory devices based on defects in diamond, and the other group will develop materials to encode and decode quantum information in single photons. These technologies will be part of the safest and most secure information network ever seen.
Kenneth Laker Named to IEEE Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor
Kenneth Laker, professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been named to the IEEE Technical Activities Board Hall of Honor.
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. The Office, established in the spring, is designed to to support first-generation […]
Deep Jariwala Named to ‘Nano Letters’ Early Career Advisory Board
The American Chemical Society’s journal Nano Letters features an Early Career Advisory Board. There, junior researchers provide new perspectives and insights to their more senior peers. Deep Jariwala, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been named one of the advisory board’s four new members.
Shveta Gupta: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni
This is part of our series of articles written by Penn Engineering alums about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is by Shveta Gupta, who graduated with a master’s in Electrical Engineering in 2018. She is now at Intel, working as a firmware engineer.
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. A team of researchers, led from […]
Lee Bassett Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Lee Bassett, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Bassett’s is one the 84 selected as the nation’s brightest young engineers to take part in symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research […]
Penn Engineering Featured at Philly’s First Mini Maker Faire
Penn Engineering’s GRASP Lab robots, aerial vehicles and art all came together on Sunday, June 24, as one of the main attractions at the first Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire.
Quartz: GRASP Lab Spin-Off Exyn Takes Flight Underground
Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of Penn Engineering’s GRASP lab, makes software that can turn your average-joe drone into a fully autonomous flying robot, sensing, exploring, and navigating its environment without the aid of a human pilot or GPS navigation. Quartz’s Erik Olsen covered Exyn’s drone system in a story and video, showing drones exploring old […]