Two University of Pennsylvania Students Win Goldwater Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania students Michael Tran Duong and Tiberiu Mihaila have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship. Tiberiu Mihaila, a sophomore from Syracuse, N.Y., is studying physics, biophysics and biochemistry in the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Program in the School of Arts & Sciences. He is a member of Associate Professor E. James Petersson’s group, in […]

Three Penn Engineering Undergraduates Selected as KPCB Engineering Fellows

Rajat Bhageria (W/ROBO’18), Samantha Chung (NETS’19) and Joseph Gao (CIS’18/CCGT’19) have been selected as 2017 KPCB Engineering Fellows. The KPCB Fellowship Program was developed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, as the firm’s initiative to bring the top one percent of engineering students into its portfolio […]

Penn Senior Lucy Chai Awarded Churchill Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania senior Lucy Chai of Acton, Mass., has received a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation.  She is among 15 recipients of the honor, awarded annually to American students to fund a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College.

Student Continues Family Tradition with Curling at Penn

Nearly 60 years ago, Cody Clouser’s grandparents were among those who founded the Philadelphia Curling Club in Paoli, Pa. Today, he continues his family’s legacy on the junior team, consisting of those age 21 and under, and also leads the next generation of athletes as president of the Curling Club at Penn. Clouser, a junior […]

Alexander George Receives AIChE Scholarship Award

Alexander George, senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award is a scholarship of $1000 and is presented by the AIChE on the basis of academic achievement and the student’s involvement in AIChE student […]

MEAM Undergraduate Women’s Dinner

On Thursday, March 26, the MEAM Department held a dinner for undergraduate women studying Mechanical Engineering here at Penn. More than thirty students attended, ranging from freshmen to seniors; this is 50% of the women studying MEAM! MEAM professors Katherine Kuchenbecker, Celia Reina, and Paulo Arratia attended, as did Desirae Cesar, the MEAM Undergrad Coordinator, […]

Three Class of 2014 Bioengineers Develop Point-of-Care Blood Test

Build a better mousetrap. That’s the axiom for entrepreneurial success, and one which three young bioengineers have leveraged to improve the typical blood test. If their prototype proves successful, 2014 graduates Peter Bacas, Max Lamb and Nishant Neel intend to replace a typical needle-based test with a pain-free experience that provides almost instantaneous results. “Data […]

BE Seniors Take on the Flu to Win Design Competition

A quick and accurate flu diagnostic, developed by Penn Engineering’s Bioengineering Senior Design team, has the potential for world-wide impact. According to the World Health Organization, influenza epidemics result in 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths annually. Appropriate influenza treatment is hampered by diagnostic tools that are […]

David Gabrieli Receives Josephine de Karman Scholarship

David Gabrieli (BE’14), has been awarded a Josephine de Karman Fellowship, a merit-based award for doctoral students or undergraduates entering their final year. Gabrieli is pursuing a major in bioengineering with a minor in mathematics.  He currently holds undergraduate research positions in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine and […]

Ashlee Anderson Receives 2014 Ruhr Fellowship

Ashlee Anderson, a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), is a recipient of a 2014 Ruhr Fellowship. Anderson, from Kingston, Jamaica, is also pursuing a minor in Energy and Sustainability at Penn Engineering. Ruhr Fellows are selected from students attending Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute […]

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