Eight SP2 students named winners in Green Space Data Challenge
For projects that transform data about green spaces into actionable community indicators, eight students in the Master of Science in Social Policy at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) have been named among the winners. In the Community Safety category, SP2’s Yuxin Liang won second place. In Community Health, SP2’s Jia Xu, Tianyu Shi, Yingtong Zhong, and another teammate from Penn won first place, and SP2’s Zairui Yang, Ying Shu, Yao Jiang, and Jiaxi Lin were one of two teams awarded prizes for second place.
Daeyeon Lee receives Outstanding Achievement Award in Nanoscience from American Chemical Society
Lee is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Nano/Bio Interface Center, and the Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration. His Soft Materials Research and Technology Lab focuses on the interactions of soft materials, especially how nano- and micro-scale materials assemble into macroscopic structures.
In order to index climate, explore weather, or learn about the universe, scientist will need technology suited to the mesosphere—the middle of Earth’s five atmospheric layers, with the potential to withstand harsh conditions. Igor Bargatin, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics is solving the mesosphere’s air problem by using light to levitate materials much larger than microscopic particles.
Four researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center will receive Scientific Achievement Awards at the AACR Annual Meeting 2023
Four researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine will receive 2023 Scientific Achievement Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research. The awards include the 2023 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research to Carl H. June, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy. M. Celeste Simon, the Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Award for Outstanding Basic Cancer Research. Kathryn E.
Haywood and Jackson honored by Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
Doctoral candidate Antoine Haywood and Walter H. Annenberg Dean John L. Jackson Jr. are awarded by PABJ, the oldest association of journalists of color in the United States, for their extraordinary work in journalism, communications, and community activism in Philadelphia.
This patterned surface solves equations at the speed of light
Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that a tailored silicon nanopattern coupled with a semi-transparent gold mirror can solve a complex mathematical equation using light.