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  Senior Design 2016 in Review
  Penn Engineers, students and faculty alike, anticipate the month of May and what the best and brightest minds of each class have innovated. With ideas from improving cancer detection to responsive building materials, the slate of projects that comprised the 2016 Senior Design Competition was no exception. This year, top honors went to "OCEANUS: Autonomous Wave-Powered Desalination," developed by Chevonae Walcott, William Cheng, Christina Springer and Sasha Klebnikov, seniors from both MEAM and MSE.
 
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  Go go gadget zipper arm
  Last week at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation Mark Yim, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and lab member Foster Collins presented their work on a prototype robotic arm that has more in common with a jacket's zipper than the arm in its sleeve. It uses a flexible plastic ribbon with interlocking teeth on both edges as the basis of a new kind of linear actuator.
 
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  Pedro Ponte Castaneda Receives 2016 ASME Warner T. Koiter Medal
 
Pedro Ponte Castaneda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of the 2016 Warner T. Koiter Medal "for his world-leading development of theoretical tools of great power, elegance and practical importance for the analysis of the nonlinear response of composite materials."
 
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  Leading by Example
  Susan Davidson, Weiss Professor in Computer and Information Science, Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Jan Van der Spiegel, Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, are not just participants in professional societies like the IEEE Solid State-Circuits Society, or the Computing Research Association, they are highly sought after when these organizations are looking for leaders.
 
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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.