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  Penn Scientists Receive $24 Million Grant to Establish Mechanobiology Center
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology. It will be led by co-directors Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Yale E. Goldman, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Penn Medicine.
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  Mechanics of a Heartbeat are Controlled by Molecular Strut in Heart Muscle Cells, Penn Study Finds

Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and Penn Medicine's Ben Prosser and Ken Margulies have visualized part of the heart's molecular machinery to help understand its role.

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  Senior Design 2016 in Review
  Penn Engineers, students and faculty alike, anticipate the month of May and what the best and brightest minds of each class have innovated. With ideas from improving cancer detection to responsive building materials, the slate of projects that comprised the 2016 Senior Design Competition was no exception. This year, top honors went to "OCEANUS: Autonomous Wave-Powered Desalination," developed by Chevonae Walcott, William Cheng, Christina Springer and Sasha Klebnikov, seniors from both MEAM and MSE.
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  Engineering more power-efficient phase change memory devices
A team of Penn Engineering researchers, led by Ritesh Agarwal, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have made a step forward in the effort to find new and better ways of storing the 0's and 1's of computer memory in a recent paper. Along with Pavan Nukala, one of his students, Agarwal collaborated with fellow materials science professor Russell Composto to make model phase change memory devices that are more power-efficient than ever before.

Levitation of a Rare Earth Magnet

In the classroom of Daniel Gianola, the Meissner effect is demonstrated with a rare earth magnet above a YBCO high critical temperature superconductor. The superconductor discs were synthesized by undergraduate students as part of the course MSE 250, Nanoscale Materials Laboratory. Watch the video!

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB) on October 1, featured eight Penn Engineering professors who discussed, in less than 100 seconds, research, personal passions, or any other topic that interested them. View videos from the lectures here.

Y-Prize Competition 2015–2016

We have selected three exciting new technologies created by Penn researchers, and now it’s your turn to propose the best commercial applications. We invite you to unleash your creativity, build your entrepreneurial skills, and team up with some great people along the way.Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 28th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Smilow Center for Translational Research. The winner will receive $10,000 and licensing support to help launch their business. Three finalists teams will each receive $2,500. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.