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  Penn's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $22.6 Million NSF Grant
  The University of Pennsylvania's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has been awarded a six-year, $22.6 million center grant from the National Science Foundation to support LRSM's work in cutting-edge materials. The new MRSEC, one of eight selected nationwide, provides crucial support for LRSM's education and outreach missions, its shared experimental facilities, as well as its research aims in three new areas.
 
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  These Small Robots are Inspired by Origami
 
Roboticist Cynthia Sung has been doing origami since she was young. In collaboration with researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Columbia University, Sung is developing a tool for designing custom ground robots, which can walk or use wheels to move on the ground. The tool, called Interactive Robogami, is based on a database of robot parts which users can combine together like a "virtual Lego set."
 
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  To help foster an interest in STEM fields, pick up those LEGOs
 
Every year, Penn's GRASP Lab participates in the FIRST LEGO League, which introduces middle school students to concepts in STEM by involving them in a competition where they work in teams, designing and building robots to complete tasks related to a particular theme. Each team consists of around 10 students who work with coaches to research a topic, build a robot, and put together their own field models that their robots will interact with.
 
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  Thirty Faculty Join Penn Engineering
  Penn Engineering is in the midst of its largest faculty expansion in history, adding 30 new faculty members in the span of two years. Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean, has made faculty expansion a priority since his appointment in July 2015. The effort is part of the Penn Engineering 2020 strategic plan, which aims to expand the size of the faculty body to 150, an increase of 33 percent, by the end of the decade.
 
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Penn Engineering Blog

Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

Penn Engineering Blog

Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

 

Penn Engineering Blog

Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.