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Students win NASA challenge with 3D-printer smart sensor

A team of Cornell students has won a grant through NASA’s University Student Research Challenge for a proposed sensor that can help 3D printers build better, more reliable products. The challenge seeks new aeronautics concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate. Selected student teams are awarded with up to $80,000 for advancing project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies. An interdisciplinary team led by... Read more

Three life scientists awarded 2021 Schwartz funds

By: Krishna Ramanujan

Atieh Moridi, assistant prof in the Sibley School, was awarded the 2021 Schwartz Research Fund for her project that incorporates recent developments in 3D printing to develop metal biodegradable surgical implants, which if successful, can overcome limitations of current biodegradable implants that degrade too fast or too slowly inside the body. Read more

No Bones About It

No Bones About it

By: Adrienne Mand Lewin

Marysol Luna '20 was featured in the March/April issue of Diversity in Action that focuses on women in STEM! Read more

Tim Sands

Tim Sands will be a guest editor of MDPI Applied Sciences’ special issue on “Underwater Vehicles.”

Timothy Sands, professor of practice in space systems in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be a guest editor of MDPI Applied Sciences’ special issue on “Underwater Vehicles.” Autonomous vehicle operation in challenging ocean environments remains an interesting area of research. The Special Issue focuses on ocean characterization and other topics of oceanography in addition to topics relating to the vehicle and its operation. Learn more or submit a manuscript. Read more

Winter storm

NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters

By: Blaine Friedlander

Professor Max Zhang and a team of Cornell researchers are partnering with community organizations to develop and plan a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to improve winter-storm emergency response and enhance natural disaster coordination. Read more


Soft robots use camera and shadows to sense human touch

By: David Nutt

Associate Professor Guy Hoffman and his team have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions without relying on touch at all. The technology originated as part of a collaboration with Hadas Kress-Gazit, associate professor in the Sibley School and Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/Ipb6VxPqGqs.jpg?itok=l0fFYwNa","video_url":"","settings"... Read more