School of Engineering & Applied Science

Seven Penn researchers receive NIH Director Awards

Seven researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Engineering and Applied Science are to receive National Institutes of Health Director Awards, highly competitive grants to support innovative biomedical research.

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Teachers become students to become better teachers at GRASP Lab’s RET program

The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program run by the GRASP Lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is part of a larger National Science Foundation effort to get students interested in science and engineering at an early age. This summer, one cohort of students worked with robots in the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Finding patterns in a class of neurological disorders

Research from Penn Engineering and the Perelman School of Medicine has found that the shared pattern is misfolded in Fragile X Syndrome, a member of the class of disorders that also includes ALS and Huntington’s disease

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In the News

The New York Times

The crisis of election security

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science said that the investigation into Russian election interference has not found evidence that votes were actually altered, but also that “we haven’t looked very hard.” Furthermore, said Blaze, even if we were to look more closely, “it’s possible to do a pretty good job of erasing all the forensic evidence.”


Bloomberg View

You’re probably not being microwaved right now

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Kenneth Foster described claims that a classified microwave weapon was used to injure diplomats as unlikely, due to the impossibility of producing radiation powerful enough to cause neurological damage.


Bloomberg News

Millennium shuts down pioneering quant hedge fund

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discussed the closing of Prediction Company, a hedge fund. “Prediction was certainly far ahead of its time in realizing that many aspects of trading could be made not just quantitative but algorithmic,” said Kearns.


PBS NewsHour

How seeing a political logo can impair your understanding of facts

Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Science led a team of researchers studying the impact of visible political logos on social learning.


Daily Beast

Do cancer-sniffing canines pass the smell test?

A.T. Charlie Johnson Jr. of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences hopes to use technology developed by Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center to detect ovarian and other forms of cancer.