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NYC Tech Campus leaders react to Cornell, Technion win

NYC Tech Campus leaders react to Cornell, Technion win

December 21, 2011

President David Skorton, Technion President Peretz Lavie, Provost Kent Fuchs, Sandy Weill, Bob Appel and others comment on the Cornell and Technion partnership's winning bid. read more

Tech campus at a glance: Green design, research hubs

Tech campus at a glance: Green design, research hubs

December 21, 2011

From creating the next generation of high-tech entrepreneurs to exemplifying the highest standards of sustainable building, the NYC Tech Campus will bring transformative initiatives to Roosevelt... read more

NYC chooses Cornell-Technion to build tech campus

NYC chooses Cornell-Technion to build tech campus

December 19, 2011

The news was met with cheers from supporters on two continents. After months of negotiations, Cornell and Technion's proposal was announced the winner of a bid to build a groundbreaking campus in New... read more

Cornell wins NYC Tech Campus bid

Cornell wins NYC Tech Campus bid

December 19, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell President David Skorton and Technion President Peretz Lavie today announced a historic partnership to build an applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt... read more

Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

December 16, 2011

Cornell has announced a historic gift in support of its proposal to establish an applied science and technology campus in New York City. It is the largest gift in the university's history. read more

Cornell and the Technion will partner in groundbreaking NYC Tech Campus

Cornell and the Technion will partner in groundbreaking NYC Tech Campus

December 12, 2011

Cornell University and The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology announced today a new partnership to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City, as outlined by... read more

WCMC-Q/Cornell research on sand dunes wins award

WCMC-Q/Cornell research on sand dunes wins award

December 7, 2011

A Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Cornell research project to better understand microbes in sand dunes won an award at the Annual Research Forum of the Qatar Foundation in Doha. read more

A Satellite Named Violet & A Student Named Amanda

A Satellite Named Violet & A Student Named Amanda

December 1, 2011

Ivanhoe Newswire: When you hear about satellites and space, you probably think NASA. Now, students are joining the ranks and building some pretty unique spacecraft. We’ll show you the latest in... read more

Dune Research wins Qatar Foundation's "Best Environment Research Program of the Year"

Dune Research wins Qatar Foundation's "Best Environment Research Program of the Year"

November 30, 2011

The project is a collaboration between the Sibley School, Cornell Microbiology (Anthony Hay), and the Weill-Cornell Medical College in Doha (Christopher Ogden, Renee Richer, Sara Abdul Majid). read more

Bill Nye: Science Guy or modern day Socrates?

Bill Nye: Science Guy or modern day Socrates?

November 28, 2011

The Signal: If there is anyone as enigmatic and influential on Western thought as Socrates, it is Bill Nye. read more

Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users

Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users

November 22, 2011

Making robots understand and execute English commands is the goal of a project led by Hadas Kress-Gazit, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. read more

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

November 15, 2011

Cornell's Diversity Programs in Engineering was among the four individuals and four other organizations to receive the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering... read more

Explore Space With A Spacecraft The Size Of A Postage Stamp

Explore Space With A Spacecraft The Size Of A Postage Stamp

November 14, 2011

PCWorld: A graduate Aerospace Engineering student from Cornell University may have a solution to let anybody explore outer space, and he was inspired by a single speck of dust. read more

NASA's top techie speaks out

NASA's top techie speaks out

November 11, 2011

Cosmic Log: Cornell Professor Mason Peck, who takes over NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist in January, speaks. read more

Mason Peck named NASA chief technologist

Mason Peck named NASA chief technologist

November 8, 2011

Peck will serve as the agency's principal adviser and advocate on matters of technology policy and programs. read more

Forbes recognizes Lipson and Schmidt as world's 7th most powerful data scientists

Forbes recognizes Lipson and Schmidt as world's 7th most powerful data scientists

November 7, 2011

Cornell computer scientists Hod Lipson and Michael Schmidt created an AI program that could distill the laws of motion merely by observing data from the swings of a pendulum. read more

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

November 2, 2011

The Cornell Society of Women Engineers chapter received a Gold Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section at the organization's annual conference in October. read more

Benefits of future space program are intangible

Benefits of future space program are intangible

November 1, 2011

Norman Augustine, retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. and former member of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, discussed the future of the space program Oct. 29. read more

Prof. Campbell invited to speak at Kavli Symposium

Prof. Campbell invited to speak at Kavli Symposium

November 1, 2011

Prof. Mark Campbell has been invited as a speaker to the Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium in Shenzhen, China in November 2011. read more

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

Researchers suspend, image single DNA molecules

October 27, 2011

Scientists in the Craighead lab have figured out how to stretch out tangled strands of DNA from chromosomes, line them up and tag them to reflect different levels of chemical modification. read more

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

October 27, 2011

On Oct. 28, Cornell will submit its proposal to build a world-class technology campus in New York City. In partnership with Technion, the campus promises to spur economic development in the city. read more

W.R. Sears Distinguished Lecturer Norman Augustine

W.R. Sears Distinguished Lecturer Norman Augustine

October 21, 2011

“Are We Lost in Space?” Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp. Former member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W.... read more

Will Robots Steal Your Job?

Will Robots Steal Your Job?

October 7, 2011

Lipson, Strogatz and Schmidt on "the end of insight." read more

US News Ranks MAE #8 in Mechanical Engineering

US News Ranks MAE #8 in Mechanical Engineering

October 3, 2011

US News ranked a number of Cornell's engineering programs in the top 10. read more

Prof. Erickson receives 2010 PECASE Award

Prof. Erickson receives 2010 PECASE Award

September 27, 2011

David Erickson has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) through the Department of Energy. read more

Research showcase features student team projects

Research showcase features student team projects

September 19, 2011

Cornell student teams showed off their high-tech projects at the College of Engineering undergraduate research showcase Sept. 17 in Duffield Hall. read more

Optofluidics could improve energy applications

Optofluidics could improve energy applications

September 12, 2011

Optofluidics is on the cusp of improving such green technologies as solar-powered bioreactors, say Cornell researchers. read more

Dr. Bhaskaran selected to participate in NAE FOE Symposium

Dr. Bhaskaran selected to participate in NAE FOE Symposium

September 12, 2011

The Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium to be held November 13-16, 2011 read more

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

September 10, 2011

In its 2012 rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks Cornell second in engineering science/engineering physics programs and fourth among biological/agricultural engineering programs. read more

Prof. Gao receives 2011 Affinito-Stewart Grant

Prof. Gao receives 2011 Affinito-Stewart Grant

September 8, 2011

The program aims to increase the long-term retention of women on the faculty by supporting the completion of research that is important in the tenure process. read more

Robots learn to handle objects, understand places

Robots learn to handle objects, understand places

September 1, 2011

Cornell researchers are teaching robots to manipulate objects and find their way around in new environments. read more

Bill Nye '77 Discusses Climate Change on Fox Business Network

Bill Nye '77 Discusses Climate Change on Fox Business Network

August 31, 2011

In a recent interview with the Fox Business Network, Bill Nye explained to host Charles Payne that Al Gore's recent comments on the need for climate change discourse may not be far off point,... read more

Chatty robots go viral on YouTube

Chatty robots go viral on YouTube

August 31, 2011

Cornell students Labutov and Yosinski have set up an online chat between two robots that is entertaining the nation. read more

Cornell Formula SAE team competes in Germany

Cornell Formula SAE team competes in Germany

August 29, 2011

The Cornell Formula SAE team raced away from its first transatlantic competition, held in Germany, with a fourth-place finish in acceleration. read more

Bill Nye '77 harnesses the sun with Rhodes Hall clock

Bill Nye '77 harnesses the sun with Rhodes Hall clock

August 29, 2011

Bill Nye '77 dedicated the new Solar Noon Clock at Rhodes Hall Aug. 27 in front of a crowd of hundreds. The clock incorporates a solar noon feature that visually indicates the sun's zenith each day. read more

3-D Design Simplified

3-D Design Simplified

August 25, 2011

technology review: A new website could accelerate the adoption of 3-D printing. read more

"Science Guy" Bill Nye to dedicate Rhodes Clock this Saturday

"Science Guy" Bill Nye to dedicate Rhodes Clock this Saturday

August 24, 2011

"Science Guy" Bill Nye '77 returns to campus this weekend for the dedication of a new clock atop Rhodes Hall and designed to indicate solar noon (when the sun is highest in the sky). Nye will give a... read more

Prof. Pope selected as Hottel Lecturer by Combustion Institute

Prof. Pope selected as Hottel Lecturer by Combustion Institute

August 23, 2011

Prof. Pope has been selected by the Combustion Institute to be the Hottel Lecturer for the 34th International Symposium on Combustion. read more

Pop. Sci. ranks CCML among "25 Most Awesome College Labs 2011"

Pop. Sci. ranks CCML among "25 Most Awesome College Labs 2011"

August 23, 2011

Popular Science ranks Cornell Creative Machines Lab among "25 Most Awesome College Labs 2011" read more

Prof. Desjardins receives Combustion Institute Award

Prof. Desjardins receives Combustion Institute Award

August 22, 2011

Olivier Desjardins has received from the Combustion Institute the 2011 Distinguished Paper Award for Spray & Droplet Combustion. read more

Prof. Ephrahim Garcia named fellow of ASME

Prof. Ephrahim Garcia named fellow of ASME

August 18, 2011

Prof. Ephrahim Garcia named fellow of ASME read more

You Call This School?

You Call This School?

August 18, 2011

Cornell Engineering's Creative Machines Lab and Game Design Initiative among PopSci's 25 coolest college labs. read more

3-D design website inspired by evolution

3-D design website inspired by evolution

August 17, 2011

Just like generations of plants and animals evolve in nature, Cornell engineers are allowing anyone online to guide the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects. read more

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

Rover Opportunity reaches Endeavour crater

August 17, 2011

On Aug. 9, the golf cart-sized rover relayed its arrival at a location named Spirit Point on the crater's rim. read more

MAE receives ABET accreditation

MAE receives ABET accreditation

August 16, 2011

MAE has received ABET accreditation. In addition, all seven Cornell Engineering programs were accredited. read more

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

August 9, 2011

A company that moved to Ithaca to be close to Cornell's expertise is ready to market a vibration-based power source for wireless sensors. read more

CUAUV team places 2nd at 'Robosub' competition

CUAUV team places 2nd at 'Robosub' competition

August 9, 2011

The team returned home from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International contest after besting most of the competition with their vehicle, Drekar. read more

Mark Campbell appointed S. C. Thomas Sze Director

Mark Campbell appointed S. C. Thomas Sze Director

August 3, 2011

has accepted the position of Director for the Sibley School for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2011. Mark joined the MAE faculty in 2001. Prior service in the school includes Associate Director... read more

Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

Artificial spinal discs could ease back pain

August 1, 2011

An interdisciplinary team of Ithaca and Weill Cornell researchers have created an artificial implant to replace intervertebral discs in the spinal column. read more

How new dean Lance Collins found his way to Cornell

How new dean Lance Collins found his way to Cornell

July 26, 2011

U.S. Black Engineer: The journey has brought him here, to a comfortable modern office overlooking an Ivy League campus in Ithaca, N. Y. It's the dean's office at one of the top 10 engineering schools... read more

New file format will help 3-D printing progress

New file format will help 3-D printing progress

July 21, 2011

A newly approved standard for 3-D printing file interchange will greatly enhance 3-D printing capabilities, says Cornell's Hod Lipson, who led the development of the standard. read more

We'll miss you, you adorable Martian rovers

We'll miss you, you adorable Martian rovers

July 7, 2011

A graduate student who worked on the Mars rover mission discusses why we will miss the Martian rovers more than other space vehicles and crafts: Because they were adorable, she says. read more

Professor Joe Burns receives Honorary Doctorate

Professor Joe Burns receives Honorary Doctorate

June 23, 2011

Professor Joe Burns was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Webb Institute, Glen Cove, New York. read more

Researchers explore pirouette effect in turbulence

Researchers explore pirouette effect in turbulence

June 13, 2011

Researchers at Cornell have discovered that seemingly random turbulent flows, which are the flow of a fluid in which velocity varies rapidly and irregularly, actually have an astonishing structure. read more

A renewable energy generator for all seasons

A renewable energy generator for all seasons

June 10, 2011

NewScientist: GREEN power may no longer be as fickle as the weather, thanks to a device that can generate electricity in any conditions - be it sun, wind or rain. read more

Robot Learning class foreshadows personal robots

Robot Learning class foreshadows personal robots

May 26, 2011

Cornell students are developing programs that will make personal robot servants possible. read more

3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets

3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets

May 23, 2011

Cornell engineers are replicating cuneiform tablets using scanning and 3-D printing technology.  read more

Cornell and the Space Shuttle

Cornell and the Space Shuttle

May 20, 2011

WHCU: The shuttle Endeavor has some Cornell technology on board. Doctoral candidate in engineering Zac Manchester explains what is going in space. read more

Cornell makes top 25 in world rankings by discipline

Cornell makes top 25 in world rankings by discipline

May 19, 2011

Quacquarelli Symonds has published its first World University Rankings by individual discipline. read more

MAE's Louge receives Carpenter Advising Award

MAE's Louge receives Carpenter Advising Award

May 10, 2011

Engineering Professor Michel Louge is among the 2011 recipients of the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards. read more

3-D printers may someday allow labs to create replacement human organs

3-D printers may someday allow labs to create replacement human organs

May 10, 2011

The Washington Post: The machine looks like the offspring of an Erector Set and an inkjet printer. read more

Ranger robot walks a marathon, and then some

Ranger robot walks a marathon, and then some

May 10, 2011

The Cornell robot Ranger set a new world record May 2 by walking 40.5 miles on a single battery charge without stopping or being touched. read more

Cornell FSAE unveils latest car, ARG11

Cornell FSAE unveils latest car, ARG11

May 2, 2011

Student team members introduced ARG11 to a gathered crowd on the Duffield patio April 29 to update their progress and describe their latest exploits, including a pending trip overseas. read more

CU-made satellites depart on Endeavour's last run

CU-made satellites depart on Endeavour's last run

April 27, 2011

Stamp-size satellites, developed at Cornell, are hitching a ride aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. read more

3-D Printed Robot Hovers Better Than a Helicopter

3-D Printed Robot Hovers Better Than a Helicopter

April 23, 2011

Forbes: Research students at Cornell University developed this robot ornithopter, which features a wing-design that was 3-D printed.  read more

A Bicycle Built for None

A Bicycle Built for None

April 15, 2011

Scientific American: What Makes a Riderless Bike Stable? The two attributes thought to be most important for a bicycle's self-stability turn out not to be necessary. read more

Researchers explain why bicycles balance themselves

Researchers explain why bicycles balance themselves

April 14, 2011

Scientists and engineers have been trying to explain bicycle self-stability ... read more

Researchers trace ripples in Saturn, Jupiter rings

Researchers trace ripples in Saturn, Jupiter rings

April 1, 2011

A curious corrugated pattern in Saturn's rings and similar features in Jupiter's main ring could be the residual effects of comet collisions, report astronomers at Cornell and the SETI Institute. read more


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