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  Portonovo Ayyaswamy Receives UCLA Engineering Alumni Professional Achievement Award
Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science's Engineering Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The award is one of the school's highest honors.
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  Threading the Needle with GRASP's Latest Quadrotor Trick
Giuseppe Loianno, a research scientist in robotics with the GRASP lab, and Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, just debuted their latest creation: a quadrotor that can pull off aggressive maneuvers using only on-board sensors and computation.
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  Teachers Get Crash Course in Robotics
  The Research Experience for Teachers initiative paired local middle school teachers, tasked with conducting graduate-level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research, with doctoral students working in the labs of Vijay Kumar, Penn Engineering Nemirovsky Family Dean,Dan Koditschek, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, Kostas Daniilidis, Professor in Computer and Information Science.
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  Penn Scientists Receive $24 Million Grant to Establish MechanoBiology Center
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology. It will be led by co-directors Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Yale E. Goldman, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Penn Medicine.
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Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB) on October 1, featured eight Penn Engineering professors who discussed, in less than 100 seconds, research, personal passions, or any other topic that interested them. View videos from the lectures here.

Penn's Electric Racecar Revs Up Philly Auto Show

Penn Electric Racing, the student-run organization dedicated to creating clean-energy vehicles, completed "REV0," a gas-free car capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in slightly more than three seconds. The car is on display this week at the Philadelphia Auto Show, where Penn Electric Racing hopes to attract additional support and excite the show’s thousands of attendees about electric vehicles.Watch the video!


Y-Prize Competition 2015-2016

We have selected three exciting new technologies created by Penn researchers, and now it’s your turn to propose the best commercial applications. We invite you to unleash your creativity, build your entrepreneurial skills, and team up with some great people along the way.Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 28th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Smilow Center for Translational Research. The winner will receive $10,000 and licensing support to help launch their business. Three finalists teams will each receive $2,500. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.