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  Y-Prize Startup VisiPlate is Opening Eyes and Attracting Funding
  VisiPlate, a nanotechnology-based medical device for glaucoma patients, got its start as the winner of the 2017 Y-Prize. Team VisiPlate selected nanoscopically thin plates and applied them to a device that shunts away the excess ocular fluid that builds up in glaucoma. Here Brandon Kao, senior in Materials Science and Engineering and VisiPlate team member, describes how they came together, and where they're going next.
 
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  Penn's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $22.6 Million NSF Grant
 
The University of Pennsylvania's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has been awarded a six-year, $22.6 million center grant from the National Science Foundation to support LRSM's work in cutting-edge materials. The new MRSEC, one of eight selected nationwide, provides crucial support for LRSM's education and outreach missions, its shared experimental facilities, as well as its research aims in three new areas.
 
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  Penn Summer Program in STEM Teaches Middle Schoolers to Overcome Communication Barriers
 
The Middle School Summer Science Camp is part of a series of summer programs for students from middle school through undergrad, as well as for high school teachers, which are organized and run by the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM). Mark Licurse, MSE alumnus and director of education and outreach for the program, sees it as an opportunity to get kids interested in STEM fields at a young age and to inspire them to go into these fields.
 
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  Penn Researchers Working to Mimic Giant Clams to Enhance the Production of Biofuel
 

Shu Yang, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has collaborated with Alison Sweeney, Assistant Professor of physics in the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, to study how giant clams convert sunlight into energy, which could lead to more efficient production of biofuel.

 
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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.

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Penn Engineering is now on Medium. Follow the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest research coming out of Penn Engineering labs — from bio-inspired robots, to gun-violence-tracking databases, to catalysts for green energy — and to hear from students as they work on projects locally, nationally and around the world.