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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

ORC Light Lace Shirt

Organic Robotics Corporation wins 1st place in NFL 1st and Future Competition

By: Erin Philipson

Organic Robotics Corporation (ORC), co-founded by Robert Shepherd, associate professor in the Cornell Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, won the top award at the NFL’s 1st and Future Pitch Competition in the Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety category. The annual competition is in partnership with Amazon Web Services, Inc. and is designed to spur novel advancements in athlete safety and performance. ORC was founded in 2018 by Shepherd and former Ph.D. student, Ilayda Samilgil ’19. The company won $50,000 for its product, Light Lace™, designed to use light to... Read more

Startup technology

Dimensional Energy emerges as $20M Carbon X Prize finalist

By: Blaine Friedlander

Dimensional Energy, co-founded by David Erickson, director of the Sibley School, is one of two finalists in the $20 million Carbon X Prize competition. The company developed technology that captures industrial carbon dioxide and converts it to an environmentally friendly product like aviation fuel. Read more