GRASP Lab Spin-off Exyn Technologies Featured on 6ABC
Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of the GRASP lab founded by Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, develops software that allows flying robots to map and understand unfamiliar locations. Being able to navigate novel, dynamic environments without direct human oversight allows for a wide range of fully autonomous missions.
Project LifeWatch, a Wearable Epinephrine Injector, Wins 2018 Senior Design Competition
Each spring, Penn Engineering’s Senior Design Project Competition pits teams from the school’s six departments against one another. Tasked with finding a real-world problem and solving it with a new piece of technology, the teams spend several months brainstorming different approaches, refining techniques, and consulting with a faculty advisor and outside experts who have experience […]
Penn Electric Racing Gears Up For This Year’s Competition With An Innovative New Design
Imagine a future where electric cars rule the road, cutting emissions that contribute to both smog and climate change, simultaneously improving public health and shrinking ecological footprints. That’s the future that the Penn Electric Racing (PER) team of about 60 students at the University of Pennsylvania is striving toward when they design and build electric […]
Commemorating the Career of Portonovo Ayyaswamy
On May 9, an all-day symposium will celebrate the career of Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), who will retire this year. The symposium will feature presentations by top researchers from across the U.S., in the areas of heat and mass transfer, fluid […]
Penn Global Seminar Provides Students with Mind-opening Experiences
During spring break, 15 students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Wharton School, Management & Technology program, and School of Arts and Sciences traveled to Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about engineering and technology innovations in China. They were there as part of a Penn Global Seminar launched by Penn Engineering and […]
Ani Hsieh’s Robot Teams are Exploring New Frontiers
As a child, Ani Hsieh wanted to become an astronaut, but she soon realized there were a few obstacles that no amount of studying or training could overcome. “I’m short, I’m hopelessly nearsighted, and I get really bad motion sickness,” says Hsieh, research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Thankfully, […]
Three Engineers Receive 2018 University Awards for Distinguished Teaching
Paulo E. Arratia, Stephan Zdancewic and Daniel A. Hammer have each been awarded 2018 University Teaching Awards sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Provost. The three are amongst 12 awardees throughout the University this year. At the April 25, 2018 ceremony, Provost Wendell Pritchett will present the awards and read excerpts of […]
Penn Electric Racing Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer
After a streak of high-profile wins, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Tom Avril visited the Penn Electric Racing workshop to talk about their next project.
Megan Ryerson is featured in Penn Today’s “Bike Lanes Experiment Measures Cyclist Response To Infrastructure Design”
GRASP Lab’s ModQuad Robots on Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet
Imagine if you had construction materials that could move on their own. You could assemble a bridge to a nearby island without ever touching the water, or build a structure on top of a mountain without having to climb it. Engineers in the GRASP Lab are working toward this vision.