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Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

April 23, 2014

Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

Fourteen schools will visit Ithaca April 24-26 for the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers... read more

Roseanna N. Zia wins young investigator award

April 23, 2014

Roseanna N. Zia wins young investigator award

Roseanna N. Zia, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is among this year’s... read more

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

April 22, 2014

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

Cornell engineering students won the Northeast Regional Chem-E-Car competition with model cars... read more

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

April 21, 2014

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

Using an airplane to detect greenhouse emissions emanating from freshly drilled shale gas wells in... read more

Corporate greening starts with trained students

April 21, 2014

Corporate greening starts with trained students

Cornell students are learning how to arrive at the 'triple bottom line' – fusing profits, people... read more

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

April 21, 2014

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source has received its requested National Science Foundation grant... read more

ECE undergraduates win Big Idea Competition

April 18, 2014

ECE undergraduates win Big Idea Competition

ECE's Dong Ki Kim '17 and Moonyoung Lee '15 win first place in the annual Big Idea Competition with... read more

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

April 17, 2014

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

An optical camera system integrated with Cornell-developed fluorescent nanoparticles called C dots... read more

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

April 16, 2014

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference April 12 brought middle school girls to campus to be exposed... read more

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

April 15, 2014

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

With the inauguration of another student-designed AguaClara water treatment plant in Honduras,... read more

Professor Stephen Wicker briefs National Economic Council on big data, analytics, and privacy

April 15, 2014

Professor Stephen Wicker briefs National Economic Council on big data, analytics, and privacy

ECE Professor Stephen B. Wicker was recently invited, along with faculty from Princeton, MIT, and... read more

Wicker advisee Stephanie Santoso interns with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

April 14, 2014

Wicker advisee Stephanie Santoso interns with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

ECE Professor Stephen Wicker’s Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Santoso is in Washington, D.C. interning... read more

Big Red Googler and ECE Alum Sagar Kamdar '99 featured in Cornell Engineering Online Magazine

April 11, 2014

Big Red Googler and ECE Alum Sagar Kamdar '99 featured in Cornell Engineering Online Magazine

Kamdar, a director on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan for balloon-­powered Internet around... read more

ECE Ph.D. student Dipayan Ghosh interns with the National Economic Council at the White House

April 10, 2014

ECE Ph.D. student Dipayan Ghosh interns with the National Economic Council at the White House

Dipayan Ghosh, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will take his... read more

'Sustainable shale development' chair speaks April 15

April 9, 2014

'Sustainable shale development' chair speaks April 15

Jared Cohon, board chair for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and president emeritus of... read more

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

April 9, 2014

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

The tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does a stunningly optimal reorientation dance as... read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

April 7, 2014

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given Cornell $466,555 through its Educational Matching Gifts Program. read more

Illustrations that Inspire: Cornell ECE and Big Data

April 4, 2014

Illustrations that Inspire: Cornell ECE and Big Data

ECE Connections magazine cover showcased on Illustration blog. read more

A rite of spring takes wing

March 28, 2014

A rite of spring takes wing

Cornell celebrated Dragon Day, a project by first-year architecture students preceding the exodus... read more

The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?

March 27, 2014

The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?

Cornell's three-wheeled vehicle shows what it would be like to ride a bike in zero gravity and... read more

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase on Wednesday, March 27

March 27, 2014

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase on Wednesday, March 27

This original student project is Pulso, a hand-mounted mobility device that allows visually... read more

BOOM offers a glimpse of computing future

March 27, 2014

BOOM offers a glimpse of computing future

The 17th annual Bits On Our Minds exhibition shows off student computing projects from games to... read more

Girl Scouts explore science, earn badges on campus

March 24, 2014

Girl Scouts explore science, earn badges on campus

At a March 22 workshop aimed to encourage grade-school girls to pursue science and technology, Girl... read more

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

March 19, 2014

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

William H. “Bill” Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates... read more

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

March 13, 2014

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

A student team that devised a plan to sell certain public tweets to Google and Microsoft has won... read more

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

March 13, 2014

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

With so few available academic jobs, Cornell will start a NIH-funded pilot program to help train... read more

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

March 11, 2014

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

Mason Peck, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who served as NASA’s chief... read more

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

March 7, 2014

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

Cornell researchers have developed a multi-function silicon tweezer for characterizing the... read more

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

March 6, 2014

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

Two neuroscience graduate students have created regular cross-campus events at which to share and... read more

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

March 5, 2014

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

Engineered molecules called ubiquibodies can mark specific proteins inside a cell for destruction,... read more

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

February 26, 2014

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

A new study provides a deeper understanding of block copolymer nanoparticle self-assembly... read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of... read more

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

February 24, 2014

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech has announced that... read more

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

February 24, 2014

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

Enrique Mallada was invited to give a talk in the "bright mind" session at the KAUST-NSF Conference... read more

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

February 20, 2014

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

From the sun, a solution: Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have... read more

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

February 20, 2014

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

Cornell oceanographer Charles Greene will give two presentations at the Ocean Sciences Meeting,... read more

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

February 19, 2014

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

Several Cornell researchers shared findings and insights from their respective fields at the... read more

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

February 18, 2014

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ruonan Han has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate... read more

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

February 18, 2014

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

An essential element of graduate work is social interaction outside of research and academic... read more

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

February 18, 2014

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

Maryam Shanechi is bringing brain-machine interfaces to the next level: Instead of signals... read more

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

February 17, 2014

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

The promise and peril of 3-D printing, and particularly, the printing of electronics and other... read more

Scientists jump start New York businesses

February 17, 2014

Scientists jump start New York businesses

Supported by New York state, the National Science Foundation and Cornell, the CCMR Industrial... read more

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

February 14, 2014

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

More than 120 kids ages six to nine took part in Cornell's 2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo held... read more

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

February 14, 2014

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has awarded the Harvey Prize for outstanding efforts... read more

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

February 13, 2014

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of... read more

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

February 13, 2014

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

The College of Engineering avoided $15,000 in energy costs through an energy-saving competition... read more

Facebook tells the computer who you love

February 12, 2014

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Computer analysis of Facebook connections can identify which friend is the romantic partner. read more

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

February 5, 2014

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

STUDENTS! Need seed money for your original, innovative technology? Submit your proposal by... read more

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

February 5, 2014

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Cornell's Steven Strogatz the... read more

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

February 4, 2014

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

Olin Library Book Talk features Stephen B. Wicker and his new book Cellular Convergence and the... read more

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

February 3, 2014

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant has funded two Cornell projects... read more

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

February 3, 2014

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

Sound engineer for highly successful recording artists Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton spoke Feb. 1 at... read more

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

January 30, 2014

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

Engineering students build an electronic instrument that lets them shape music with their hands. read more

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

January 30, 2014

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

A free smartphone app, ResCUer, connects users to police, taxis, friends and other safety resources... read more

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

January 30, 2014

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

The International Astronomical Union Minor Planets Center has named minor planet 15358 “Kintner”... read more

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

January 28, 2014

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

By turning down temperatures and unplugging electric devices over the holidays, the Cornell campus... read more

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

January 23, 2014

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

Cornell's Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home of Computing and Information Science, opened for... read more

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

Combine 80 Cornell students from five engineering project teams. Blend in the frenetic vibrancy of... read more

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

January 17, 2014

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

Cornell professor Steve Squyres and Bill Nye provide key lectures at the “Opportunity: Ten Years on... read more

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

January 16, 2014

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

The seventh annual Bartels Awards for Custodial Service Excellence, held Dec. 16 in Bartels Hall,... read more

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

January 15, 2014

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

Susan Murphy, vice president for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell... read more

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

January 13, 2014

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington has opened a new exhibit “Spirit &... read more

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

January 10, 2014

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

A common pathogen that can lay dormant in healthy individuals becomes virulent in the lungs of... read more

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

January 9, 2014

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

Bruce Land’s Cornell University Electrical and Computer Engineering courses (4760, 5760, 5030)... read more

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

January 7, 2014

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

­­ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of... read more

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

January 6, 2014

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have... read more

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

January 3, 2014

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

G. Edward Suh, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been... read more

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

January 2, 2014

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen recently delivered a keynote speech at the International Conference on... read more

Student inventors receive innovation prizes

December 23, 2013

Student inventors receive innovation prizes

At the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, innovation is becoming part of everyday... read more

Record number of January graduates celebrated

December 23, 2013

Record number of January graduates celebrated

A record number of students - 980 - will graduate in January, and the winter graduate recognition... read more

December 18, 2013

Two ECE students selected as 2013-14 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipients

Julie Wang and Ivan Radojicic were chosen to receive scholarships along with Philip Berard, CBE and... read more

Two Cornell ECE teams reach finals in 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Competition

December 18, 2013

Two Cornell ECE teams reach finals in 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Competition

Two teams from Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering were selected as finalists in... read more

Cornell Tech students show off their innovations

December 18, 2013

Cornell Tech students show off their innovations

Cornell NYC Tech hosted an "open studio" Dec. 13 to showcase projects from its first graduating... read more

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2013 ECE Innovation Award Competition!

December 12, 2013

Announcing the winners of the Fall 2013 ECE Innovation Award Competition!

Cornell ECE announces the winners of the Fall 2013 Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation... read more

Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed

December 12, 2013

Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed

Researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, complete with plastic, conductive and magnetic... read more

Stephen Wicker to teach one of Cornell’s first four MOOCs

December 10, 2013

Stephen Wicker to teach one of Cornell’s first four MOOCs

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Stephen Wicker will teach “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and... read more

Field member Christine Shoemaker wins the national engineering award

December 5, 2013

Field member Christine Shoemaker wins the national engineering award

Christine Shoemaker, the Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, has received the 2014 National... read more

'Shaken, not stirred': Oscillator drives electron spin

December 3, 2013

'Shaken, not stirred': Oscillator drives electron spin

Physicists and engineers have found a new way to control electron spins - not with a magnetic... read more

New website is 'one-stop shop' for climate change info

November 26, 2013

New website is 'one-stop shop' for climate change info

The new website, climatechange.cornell.edu, is a one-stop shop for everything climate change. It's... read more

Autodesk donates 3-D software to Cornell

November 25, 2013

Autodesk donates 3-D software to Cornell

Last month, international software design company Autodesk gave Cornell one of the largest... read more

Eight on faculty named AAAS fellows

November 25, 2013

Eight on faculty named AAAS fellows

Eight Cornell scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement... read more

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana dies at 93

November 19, 2013

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana dies at 93

ECE Professor Emeritus, Norman M. Vrana, passed away peacefully at home on November 9, 2013. read more

Bioengineered ears win first place at World Technology Summit

November 18, 2013

Bioengineered ears win first place at World Technology Summit

A method for bioengineering living human ears garnered a first-place award at the World Technology... read more

Alumnus leads Panama Canal’s massive expansion

November 12, 2013

Alumnus leads Panama Canal’s massive expansion

Jorge de la Guardia, M.Eng. ’74, executive manager for the Panama Canal expansion, gave a Nov. 7... read more

Spirited Cornell-JPL agreement opens opportunities

November 11, 2013

Spirited Cornell-JPL agreement opens opportunities

Cornell President David Skorton and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi signed a... read more

Before cells, biochemicals may have combined in clay

November 7, 2013

Before cells, biochemicals may have combined in clay

Tiny spaces in a gel of clay mixed with seawater may have protected and enhanced the evolution of... read more

Cornell University-hosted workshop addresses the future technology demands of the data center and cloud

November 7, 2013

Cornell University-hosted workshop addresses the future technology demands of the data center and cloud

José Martínez and Jim Ballingal, Ph.D. '82 co-organize event at Cornell for cross-disciplinary... read more

Farhan Rana receives "Best Professor at Cornell" accolades

November 6, 2013

Farhan Rana receives "Best Professor at Cornell" accolades

Business Insider partnered with Rate My Professor to highlight the top 10 professors at Cornell, as... read more

Cornell ECE student receives Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

November 5, 2013

Cornell ECE student receives Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

ECE Ph.D. student Biswajeet Guha has received an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship. The program awards... read more

Program pairs Ithacans with international students

November 5, 2013

Program pairs Ithacans with international students

The Cornell International Friendship Program pairs local residents with international students and... read more

McCormicks give $5M to support teaching excellence

November 5, 2013

McCormicks give $5M to support teaching excellence

The McCormick family – James ’69, M.Eng. ’70; Marsha ’70; and son James Jr. ’05, M.Eng. ’06 –... read more

Making electric energy efficient at bargain prices

November 4, 2013

Making electric energy efficient at bargain prices

Kilowatts found: To enhance efficiency in electric energy transfers from high-voltage grids to your... read more

Parents at fair advise passion, hard work to succeed

November 4, 2013

Parents at fair advise passion, hard work to succeed

Parents of freshmen advises students across campus at the inaugural First-Year Family Weekend... read more

Cornell Local Roads Program wins national honors

November 4, 2013

Cornell Local Roads Program wins national honors

Larry Lin ’12 and the Cornell Local Roads Program received a National Roadway Safety Award Nov. 6... read more

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

October 31, 2013

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

Researchers have developed a brain-machine interface that adjusts the anesthetic infusion rate to... read more

Wicker examines NSA surveillance, cellular convergence and the ‘Death of Privacy’

October 30, 2013

Wicker examines NSA surveillance, cellular convergence and the ‘Death of Privacy’

ECE's Stephen B. Wicker, researcher, author and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at... read more

Six faculty win NSF CAREER awards

October 30, 2013

Six faculty win NSF CAREER awards

Six early-career Cornell faculty members are recent recipients of National Science Foundation... read more

Lost van Gogh painting validated via canvas weave

October 30, 2013

Lost van Gogh painting validated via canvas weave

Left in an attic and missing for decades, the long-lost Vincent van Gogh painting – “Sunset at... read more

Cornell iGem Receives Gold Medal for Organofoam

October 29, 2013

Cornell iGem Receives Gold Medal for Organofoam

The Cornell iGEM team was recently awarded a gold medal at the 2013 North America Jamboree in... read more

Expert: U.S. must do more to protect climate, environment

October 28, 2013

Expert: U.S. must do more to protect climate, environment

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, spoke on campus Oct. 22 about the need for... read more