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  • 10/12/2015
    Juan de Pablo (USFOE 2002) led a group of researchers putting liquid crystals to work as detectors for neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Their novel approach promises an easier, less costly way to detect disease in the earlier stages of their formation than previously possible—the stage when they are thought to be the most toxic.
  • 10/08/2015
    FOE alum Helen Huang led the development of software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use.
  • 10/06/2015
    FOE alum Carolina Cruz-Neira invites you to an open house of Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE), virtual reality technology with applications from military to health care. From equipping military aircraft with specific equipment to creating a 3D human body that students can walk through, CAVE users can be inside their subject matter instead of merely looking at data, renderings, or flat images.
  • 09/29/2015
    FOE alum Kartik Chandran is among the 2015 MacArthur Fellows who are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways.
  • 09/25/2015
    Polina Anikeeva, Lars Blackmore, and Jeanette Garcia are among the inspiring and creative innovators selected this year for working on the most important emerging technologies across a broad spectrum of engineering fields.
  • 09/23/2015
    While the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has expanded learning opportunities for individuals around the world, the digital classroom is also subject to many of the same issues as the traditional one, such as cheating. FOE alum Isaac Chuang and colleagues were inspired to examine the problem in an effort to better understand all the opportunities that online courses provide, including both learning and cheating.
  • 09/10/2015
    FOE alum Sissy Nikolaou is featured in the cover story of this month’s Deep Foundations magazine for her work on constructing a retractable roof structure over the Arthur Ashe Stadium, site of the recent US Tennis Open. The site occupies some of the most difficult subsurface conditions for construction in the New York City metropolitan area. Her co-authored paper notes the unique challenges from geotechnical, seismic, and foundation design perspectives.
  • 08/13/2015
    Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. Now, researchers at MIT, including FOE alum Markus Buehler, have developed a systematic approach to research its structure, blending computational modeling and mechanical analysis to 3D-print synthetic spider webs.
  • 08/11/2015
    By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including Paul Braun, William King, and John Rogers, have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.
  • 08/05/2015
    Synthetic biologists, including FOE alum Sangeeta Bhatia, seeking to repurpose living microbes for human benefit report genetically modifying bacteria to detect cancer in mice and diabetes in humans.
  • 08/04/2015
    FOE Alum Serge Belongie helped develop Merlin Bird Photo ID, an online bird photo identifier that can recognize 400 of the most commonly encountered birds in the United States and Canada.
  • 08/03/2015
    Scientific American recognizes visionaries who continue to reshape biotechnology and the world. The list includes three FOE alumni.
  • 08/01/2015
    Congratulations to M. Brian Blake, FOE alum and software engineer, who is the new Provost at Drexel University! Drexel will look to Blake to create a unified, interdisciplinary academic environment that encourages innovative teaching and research for the benefit of its students, community and society.
  • 07/23/2015
    UC Berkeley researchers, including FOE alum Pieter Abbeel, have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • 07/22/2015
    A group of Stanford researchers led by chemical engineering professor and FOE alum Zhenan Bao have developed a nanoscale “designer carbon” material that can be adjusted to make energy storage devices, solar panels, and potentially carbon capture systems more powerful and efficient.
  • 07/21/2015
    MIT materials engineer and FOE alum Polina Anikeeva has discovered a way to manufacture neural probes that combine optics, electronics, and drugs that could help unlock secrets of the brain.
  • 07/10/2015
    FOE Alum Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is headed west, becoming Dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering in October.
  • 07/08/2015
    Ainissa Ramirez, a self-described "science evangelist," is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) recently announced.
  • 06/25/2015
    Press Release
    Eighty-eight of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
  • 06/17/2015
    Press Release
    The twelve finalists in “The Next MacGyver” competition will showcase their exceptional ideas for a new iconic TV series starring female engineers in a wide array of genres on July 28th at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. At the conclusion of the event, five winning entrants will have the rare opportunity to be mentored in developing a pilot script by successful Hollywood TV producers, in addition to a prize of $5,000 each. “The Next MacGyver” competition was conceived to build excitement around the field of engineering, particularly among women. By the contest deadline, nearly 2,000 submissions had poured in from men and women around the world.
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