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Blossom: A Handcrafted Social Robot - Soft Inside and Out

Blossom: A Handcrafted Social Robot - Soft Inside and Out

August 23, 2017

Exciting work by Prof. Hoffman, his lab, and Google Zoo's creative technology team in APAC. Article by IEEE Spectrum online August 23, 2017. read more

Experimental work with lidar by Professors Barthelmie and Pryor

Experimental work with lidar by Professors Barthelmie and Pryor

August 17, 2017

makes front cover of WindTech International magazine July/August 2017. read more

Singh Invited to the NAE 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Singh Invited to the NAE 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

August 8, 2017

Prof. Ankur Singh has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (EU-US FOE), which will be hosted by the University of... read more

Associate Professor Christopher Hernandez elected ASME Fellow

Associate Professor Christopher Hernandez elected ASME Fellow

August 7, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Hernandez, who has been elected as an American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Fellow. read more

Breakthrough Starshot ‘Sprites’ in Orbit

Breakthrough Starshot ‘Sprites’ in Orbit

August 7, 2017

Centauri Dreams.org - Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration. 'Sprites' are four-gram spacecraft that was just launched on the Venta-1 satellite. read more

InSitu@CHESS offers material-testing help to industry, academia

InSitu@CHESS offers material-testing help to industry, academia

July 31, 2017

InSitu@CHESS, a program begun in 2014 by engineering professor Matt Miller, offers a way for industry and other labs to test materials using the high-energy X-rays of Cornell's synchrotron source. read more

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

July 19, 2017

Research teams led by professors Robert Bruce van Dover and Hadas Kress-Gazit have both been granted up to $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for autonomous systems and AI research. read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

July 7, 2017

We offer our congratulations to undergraduate and graduate award winners. read more

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

June 15, 2017

Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus has earned a spot on a 2019 flight, in hope of completing its mission of a lunar orbit. read more

Perrine Pepiot promoted

Perrine Pepiot promoted

June 1, 2017

to Associate Professor with Tenure starting July 1, 2017. Congratulations! read more

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

May 30, 2017

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won a $555,000 grant from the defense department to further his study of B-cell lymphoma. read more

2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

May 25, 2017

Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon. They, in turn, recognize a high school teacher and Cornell faculty... read more

Cornell scientists Professor Pryor (EAS) and Professor Barthelmie (MAE)

Cornell scientists Professor Pryor (EAS) and Professor Barthelmie (MAE)

April 28, 2017

are co-PIs of a multi-million dollar grant from the Department of Energy. read more

Cornell Research Online - Predicting How New Materials Behave

Cornell Research Online - Predicting How New Materials Behave

April 21, 2017

Professors Dawson and Miller along with collaborators to build an integrated infrastructure for prediction of monotonic and cyclic plastic properties of polycrystalline metallic materials. read more

Professor Singh received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society For Biomaterials

Professor Singh received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society For Biomaterials

April 18, 2017

The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent). read more

Graffitibot, fake-news checker to be showcased at BOOM, April 19

Graffitibot, fake-news checker to be showcased at BOOM, April 19

April 12, 2017

Video games, a cupcake froster and a Graffitibot will be among the projects showcased at BOOM 2017. read more

Cornell to receive $1.2 Million for Biofuels Combustion Research

Cornell to receive $1.2 Million for Biofuels Combustion Research

April 11, 2017

from The Department of Energy's (DOE) Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) program for research that contributes... read more

Researchers link robots to surveillance teams

Researchers link robots to surveillance teams

April 10, 2017

Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around and if necessary get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance... read more

Engineer Max Zhang awarded Engaged Scholar Prize

Engineer Max Zhang awarded Engaged Scholar Prize

April 6, 2017

Max Zhang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the winner of the second annual Engaged Scholar Prize, which recognizes community-based teaching, learning and research. read more

Associate Professor Betta Fisher received

Associate Professor Betta Fisher received

March 27, 2017

Outstanding Teacher Award from St. Lawrence Section, ASEE. read more

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

March 23, 2017

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts. read more

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

March 2, 2017

Three projects with ties to Cornell are among the seven grantees to receive a total of more than $469,000 in funding from FuzeHub, a nonprofit that assists small manufacturers. read more

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

March 2, 2017

A new multidisciplinary collaborative research graduate degree program at Cornell will combine architectural research with study in material computation, adaptive architecture and digital fabrication. read more

Professor Rebecca Barthelmie selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Denmark

Professor Rebecca Barthelmie selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Denmark

February 28, 2017

with her project: Harnessing the ‘power of the wind’: Building bigger and better wind farms. read more

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

February 20, 2017

Yimon Aye and Rob Shepherd have both been awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program awards, given annually to early-career academic scientists and researchers to support their work. read more

Professor Hernandez video

Professor Hernandez video

January 23, 2017

explaining orthopedic research. read more

Pepiot receives an NSF CAREER Award

Pepiot receives an NSF CAREER Award

January 23, 2017

Assistant Professor Perrine Pepiot receives a 5-year, $501,233 award. read more

NSF CAREER Award, 2017-2022

NSF CAREER Award, 2017-2022

January 23, 2017

Assistant Professor, Mills Family Faculty Fellow Meredith Silberstein received a 5 year, $500,000 award. read more

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

January 5, 2017

Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on the use of biomaterials-based organoids in an attempt to reproduce immune-system events and gain a better understanding of B cells. read more