MEAM Virtual Open House for Admitted Students
Friday, March 20, 2020
All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
|10:15 a.m.||Kevin T. Turner, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Jennifer R. Lukes, Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
|11 a.m.||Current MEAM PhD Student Panel During this session, current students will be available to talk about student life and answer any questions you may have. There will also be an opportunity to breakout into smaller groups by general research areas within Mechanical Engineering.
Meet y(our) faculty
MEAM is a very collaborative department. Students enrolled in our program interact and have access to all of the faculty in our Graduate Group. In addition to the private meetings with your future advisor (scheduled via e-mail directly), the following faculty are available and want to meet you as well. We invite you to drop in on as many chats as you can during the times listed below. We welcome you to join chats already in progress.
|1-2 p.m.||Dean Vijay Kumar’s Lab Meeting||Concluded||Vijay Kumar Lab|
|1-1:30 p.m.||Dr. James Pikul||Concluded||Pikul Research Group|
|1-1:30 p.m.||Dr. Jordan R. Raney||Concluded||Architected Materials Laboratory|
|1:30-2 p.m.||Dr. Michael Posa||Concluded||Dynamic Autonomy and Intelligent Robotics (DAIR) Lab|
|1:30-2 p.m.||Dr. Cynthia Sung||Concluded||Sung Robotics Lab|
|2-3 p.m.||Dr. Mark Yim‘s ModLab Research Meeting||Concluded||ModLab|
|2-2:30 p.m.||Dr. Paris Perdikaris||Concluded|
|2-2:30 p.m.||Dr. Kevin T. Turner||Concluded||Turner Research Group|
|2:30-3 p.m.||Dr. M. Ani Hsieh||Concluded||Scalable Autonomous Robots (ScalAR) Lab|
|3-3:30 p.m.||Dr. Igor Bargatin||Concluded||Bargatin Group|
|3-3:30||Dean Vijay Kumar||Concluded||Vijay Kumar Lab|
|3:30-4 p.m.||Daniel E. Koditschek||Concluded||Kod*lab|
|3:30-4 p.m.||Dr. Robert W. Carpick||Concluded||Carpick Group|
|4-4:30 p.m.||Dr. Pedro Ponte Castañeda||
Meet your future colleagues
The best thing about the MEAM department is our students. All graduate students in the department are members of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA). MEGA invites you to drop into the sessions below to allow them the opportunity to tell you about the student community. Feel free to join sessions already in progress.
|12-4 p.m.||Michael Sobrepera is a graduate student in the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab. Michael invites you to come hang out with him as he works from his home office.||Concluded|
|12-2 p.m.||David Levine (MEAM Ph.D. student, 3rd year) from the Turner Research Group & Pikul Research Group will be hosting a chat to talk about his research in soft robotics and life as a graduate student at Penn. Bring a coffee and come chat!||Concluded|
|1-2 p.m.||The Turner Research Group invites prospective students to a virtual coffee hour to answer questions about our lab or just to chat. Feel free to join us at any time!||Concluded|
Chengyang Mo performs research in the Architected Materials Laboratory and is looking forward to meeting you.
The SCALAR LAB invites you to a Virtual BYOD (bring your own drink) with admitted students from multiple departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Alissa Johnson of the Pikul Research Group, is available to answer questions or just to chat. Feel free to sign-on and say hi!
What is diversity? Who does it include?
The word “diversity” is utilized by various organizations from Universities to Industry. But what does it mean to be diverse? Who is included? The University of Pennsylvania is comprised of students from all walks of life with various cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, race, gender, religions, orientations and so much more. Join current Penn Ph.D. students for a conversation on how they view diversity, their experiences with diversity, and what life is like in the city of Philadelphia. Don’t miss your opportunity to have an honest conversation with Penn students! This will be engaging, fun, and enlightening.
This event is open to everyone!
Saturday, March 21, 2020
|5-7 p.m||Virtual Board Game night: Come join current MEAM Ph.D. students Alissa Johnson & David Levine at a Virtual Board Game night! Bring snacks, drinks, and come have fun!||Concluded|
We invite you to continue to explore on your own and take a virtual tour.
Architected Materials Laboratory at University of Pennsylvania
PI: Prof. Jordan R. Raney
Penn Center for Innovation
Self Healing Metal: Available Technology from the Penn Center for Innovation
Dr. James Pikul
A new way to fly, built up from the nanoscale
Dr. Igor Bargatin
A Tendon-Driven Origami Hopper Triggered
by Proprioceptive Contact Detection (2020 RoboSoft)
Cynthia Sung, Shu Yang, and Dan Koditschek’s Research Groups
Take a Tour of Dr. James Pikul‘s Lab
Y-Prize Competition 2018-2019: Embodied Logic
Dr. Jordan Raney’s Group
Just for fun
GRASP Holiday Special “Flo needs a Bow”
Buzzing around PERCH…(more fun)
Philly in Bloom by Cory Popp
Experience Philadelphia via Drone Sunset over Philadelphia by Justin Parkansky
Save the date
Off-Campus Services Virtual Housing Fair
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Online: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm EST