Summer Studies In Session At Penn Engineering’s ESAP

Every summer, for just three weeks, Penn Engineering transforms from a quiet research hub into a buzzing pre-college campus. Here, qualifying high school students in the Engineering Summer Academy at Penn(ESAP) have the opportunity to take an intensive summer engineering course for college credit. The Penn program graduated 221 students this year, and each will go […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using Statistics to Uncover the Truth About Individual Cells

Researchers at Penn have developed a better method for interpreting data from single-cell RNA sequencing technologies. This research is built on a collaboration between The Wharton School, Mingyao Li at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Arjun Raj’s group at the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Researchers Make Complex 3-D Surfaces with 2-D sheets

Researchers have developed a way to create flat sheets of a rubbery material that expand into three-dimensional geometries, such as a human face, when exposed to heat. The research, done by Hillel Aharoni and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts and Sciences and Yu Xia, Xinyue Zhang, and Shu Yang of the School of Engineering […]

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. Meanwhile, encouragement and insights from talented faculty and driven peers inspire budding […]

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