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Robot wearing clothes

Do robots need clothes? Yes, for form and function

By: Adam Conner-Simons

Researchers from Cornell and New York University, including Guy Hoffman, are addressing the question of whether robots need clothes. They have determined yes, and these clothes can serve a practical purpose for robots. Read more

Future Professors Institute organizers and all concurrent panelists for "Concurrent Panels: Establishing Your Scholarship and Research Agenda as a New Faculty Member" on June 23, 2021.

Future professors prepare to improve academia for all

By: Katya Hrichak

The Future Professors Institute featured a panel, including Jennifer Bustillos, doctoral student in the Sibley School, who mentioned the importance of taking time to develop mentorship skills in addition to focusing on academics and research. Read more

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao

The Sibley School’s Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao Wins German Chancellor Fellowship

By: Erin Philipson

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a doctoral student in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, was selected for the 2021 German Chancellor Fellowship. Cao, who is working with Professor David Erickson on carbon conversion, will continue his work in the field of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) throughout the fellowship. Read more

Hadas Ritz

Ritz wins ASEE 2021 National Outstanding Teaching Award

By: Erin Philipson

Hadas Ritz, senior lecturer in Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and faculty teaching fellow in the James McCormick Family Teaching Excellence Institute, won the 2021 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) National Outstanding Teaching Award. Read more

Bone health

Researchers look to gut microbiome to improve bone health

By: David Nutt

A collaboration, led by Christopher Hernandez, professor in the Sibley School, has been awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the ways that the gut microbiome – that mass of microorganisms inside us all – impacts bone quality. Read more