great discoveries click stories  1   2   3   4   Paulo Arratia
  Penn Engineers Develop New Materials to Use in Stress Tests
  When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. When stress causes a material’s constituent molecules to rearrange in a way such that they can't go back to their original positions, it is known as "plastic deformation." Penn Engineers have devised a method to study stress at the macro and micro scales at the same time, using a model system in which microscopic particles stand in for molecules.
 
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  great faculty click stories  1   2   3   4   Pedro Ponte Castaneda
  Pedro Ponte Castañeda receives Humboldt Award
 
Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and professor in MEAM, is a recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Award. These awards are given in recognition of "academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future."
 
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  great students click stories  1   2   3   4   Keelen Collins
  Mastering the Mission: NROTC at Penn Engineering
 
Demanding academics, the rigors of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program, and a social life. Students who elect NROTC at a prestigious university like Penn usually accept the conventional wisdom that says a person can be successful in two of the three angles of this triangle of challenges. Keelen Collins, MEAM, seems to have mastered all three, at a sacrifice of course. Collins doesn't get a lot of sleep.
 
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  great students click stories  1   2   3   4   Maker Day 2014
  GRASP's Robotic Soccer Team Reigns Supreme
 
Penn Engineering's robotic soccer team now has another RoboCup world championship trophy to add to its collection. Coached by Dan Lee, professor in ESE and GRASP Lab director, the team consists of Steve McGill, Larry Abraham, Karen He, Seung-Joon Yi, Dickens He, Chris Akatsuka, Junda Zhu, Sagar Poudel and Jianqiao Li. The team took home first place in the "AdultSize humanoid" league during the 2014 competition held in Brazil.
 
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We Can Print In 3-D!

Our Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics students can print their designs using a Dimension Elite 3D printer. Check it out!

Stir Liquids Using Magnetic Fields!

Magneto-hydrodynamics provides us with a convenient means for stirring liquids. By appropriate patterning of the electrodes, one can induce forces in different directions and generate complex flow patterns. Read the paper or watch the video!

Penn Engineering's Collaborative Culture:

Penn Engineering undergraduates have collaborative hands-on experiences building robots while working in the lab with MEAM prof Mark Yim. Watch now!