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EAPAD Conference 2014 keynote speaker, Prof. Robert Shepherd,

EAPAD Conference 2014 keynote speaker, Prof. Robert Shepherd,

June 24, 2014

reviewed the progress towards faster and higher torque actuators for soft robotics. read more

Francis Moon publishes history of innovation book

Francis Moon publishes history of innovation book

June 23, 2014

Francis Moon, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, has published his ninth book, "Social Networks in the History of Innovation and Invention." read more

Should you go to grad school?

Should you go to grad school?

June 17, 2014

Buzzfeed: The following piece is by Duncan Watts Ph.D. '97 TAM and is excerpted from Should I Go to Grad School?, an essay collection featuring more than 40 essays by writers, artists, academics,... read more

Baja Racing wins Iron Team Award

Baja Racing wins Iron Team Award

June 8, 2014

The Cornell Baja Racing Team seized the Iron Team Award for the first time at the 2014 Baja SAE International Competition hosted by Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. The Iron Team Award is given... read more

Cornell partners with Incodema3D for START-UP NY

Cornell partners with Incodema3D for START-UP NY

June 4, 2014

Ithaca-based Incodema3D is among the first companies approved for START-UP NY tax benefits and other incentives, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo June 4. read more

A new dimension in printing could reshape how we live

A new dimension in printing could reshape how we live

May 29, 2014

Wisconsin Public Radio: Engineering expert shares ins and outs of 3D printing. read more

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

May 27, 2014

On May 21, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 33 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who made important contributions to... read more

"Fabricated", 3D book co-authored by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman,

"Fabricated", 3D book co-authored by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman,

May 20, 2014

was selected among the Top 25 books in China for 2013, by the China Books Critics Society. The selection was from over 400,000 new books released in 2013, including fiction and children’s read more

SAE team practice and test at Watkins Glen Int'l.

SAE team practice and test at Watkins Glen Int'l.

May 14, 2014

Watkins Glen Int'l announces Cornell University partnership that allows track access to the Cornell Racing Team. read more

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

May 6, 2014

Both Cornell teams showed major improvement over last year, with the canoe team's second place overall finish propelling them to the national competition in June. read more

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

April 24, 2014

After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites demonstrating space flight at its simplest have launched into orbit and are now circling Earth. read more

What do tiny spacecraft and Texas Instruments have in common?

What do tiny spacecraft and Texas Instruments have in common?

April 14, 2014

Dallas News: A graduate student in Ithaca, N.Y., is using Texas Instruments Inc.’s technology to launch tiny spacecraft into low Earth orbit today. read more

Robot Sumo Battles

Robot Sumo Battles

April 10, 2014

One day a year, the atria in Cornell University’s Duffield Hall morph from their usual role as a gathering spot for engineering study groups and coffee breaks into an arena for battling sumo-style... read more

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

April 9, 2014

The tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does a stunningly optimal reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding speeds, Cornell mechanical engineers have observed. read more

Cornell Team Wins $2500 for Children's Programming Tool

Cornell Team Wins $2500 for Children's Programming Tool

April 8, 2014

The Cornell Daily Sun: Three Cornell mechanical engineering students have won the “Young Innovators” award in the Science, Play and Research Kit Competition, a competition that looks for ideas that... read more

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

March 11, 2014

Mason Peck, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who served as NASA’s chief technologist from January 2012 to December 2013, has received the agency’s Distinguished Public... read more

Several PIs at Cornell will use the NanoTweezer

Several PIs at Cornell will use the NanoTweezer

February 6, 2014

which includes Prof. David Erickson from Mechanical Engineering. read more

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

Combine 80 Cornell students from five engineering project teams. Blend in the frenetic vibrancy of Santa’s workshop, sift in esprit de corps of Slope Day and simmer in the serenity of the winter... read more

Robotic gripper makes marketplace debut

Robotic gripper makes marketplace debut

January 14, 2014

John Amend, a former Cornell graduate student in Prof. Hod Lipson's Creative Machines Lab... read more