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Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

April 27, 2017

Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Seniors from the Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars presented their work at the Senior Expo,... read more

Cornell Engineering hosts activities for Bring a Child To Work Day

April 27, 2017

Cornell Engineering hosts activities for Bring a Child To Work Day

Cornell Engineering Career Center helped children identify their superpowers and CUAUV members... read more

Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

April 27, 2017

Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

More than 200 people gathered April 24 to honor the civic outreach of Cornell students at the 2017... read more

At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

April 27, 2017

At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

At an April 21-23 makeathon in New York City, Cornell students worked to help improve the lives of... read more

Languages, dance, dessert celebrate National Poetry Month

April 26, 2017

Languages, dance, dessert celebrate National Poetry Month

A celebration of National Poetry Month and language learning April 21 featured multilingual poetry,... read more

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

April 25, 2017

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more... read more

More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

April 25, 2017

More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

More than 200 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students joined 40,000 scientists and boosters to... read more

ECE Student Yunye Gong wins Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Learning

April 21, 2017

ECE Student Yunye Gong wins Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Learning

Cornell ECE Ph.D. student Yunye Gong has been awarded a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Learning. read more

Monticone wins 2017 Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award

April 19, 2017

Monticone wins 2017 Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award

ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone has won the 2017 Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) from... read more

New theory may explain the ‘music of the meteors’

April 19, 2017

New theory may explain the ‘music of the meteors’

Scientists have proposed a theory to explain how our eyes and ears could perceive a meteor at... read more

Alumni, industry leaders celebrate Don Greenberg

April 18, 2017

Alumni, industry leaders celebrate Don Greenberg

Industry leaders, academics and former students gathered April 12 in San Francisco to celebrate... read more

Student-led course sparks interest in data science

April 13, 2017

Student-led course sparks interest in data science

The Cornell Data Science Training Program is a 12-week, one-credit unofficial course offered... read more

Ithaca team wins high school programming contest

April 13, 2017

Ithaca team wins high school programming contest

Two dozen teams competed in Cornell's fourth annual high school programming contest, with a team... read more

Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 13, 2017

Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

Allen Jiang '18, a chemical engineering major from Redmond, Washington, has won a 2017 Goldwater... read more

BOOM 2017 showcases digital gadgets April 19

April 13, 2017

BOOM 2017 showcases digital gadgets April 19

Applications of digital technology from academic disciplines across campus will be exhibited April... read more

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 13, 2017

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

Allen Jiang '18, a chemical engineering major from Redmond, Washington, has won a 2017 Goldwater... read more

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

April 13, 2017

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit,... read more

Grants enable graduate student travel to 47 nations

April 12, 2017

Grants enable graduate student travel to 47 nations

Ninety-eight Cornell graduate and professional students will travel to 47 countries over the next... read more

Engaged Graduate Student Grants fund 16 Ph.D. students

April 12, 2017

Engaged Graduate Student Grants fund 16 Ph.D. students

Sixteen Cornell doctoral students will collaborate with community partners from Ithaca to India on... read more

Be careful what you tell your robot to do, expert warns

April 11, 2017

Be careful what you tell your robot to do, expert warns

Artificial intelligence must be managed in ways that keep robots from doing harm accidentally,... read more

Makeathon to develop prototypes for people with disabilities

April 11, 2017

Makeathon to develop prototypes for people with disabilities

A makeathon to develop affordable assistive technology for people with disabilities, sponsored by... read more

Researchers link robots to surveillance teams

April 10, 2017

Researchers link robots to surveillance teams

Researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move... read more

ECE senior wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award

April 10, 2017

ECE senior wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Cecilia Chen, a senior in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently won a... read more

Engineer Max Zhang awarded Engaged Scholar Prize

April 6, 2017

Engineer Max Zhang awarded Engaged Scholar Prize

Max Zhang, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the winner of the second... read more

Sustainability Month: April at Cornell blossoms with events

April 6, 2017

Sustainability Month: April at Cornell blossoms with events

April is Sustainability Month at Cornell, and the campus will bloom with exhibits, lectures, a bike... read more

Students from across campus pitch business ideas

April 5, 2017

Students from across campus pitch business ideas

Students from 11 startup companies with products including organic skin care products and... read more

Researchers discover high-def electron pathways in soil

March 31, 2017

Researchers discover high-def electron pathways in soil

Cornell scientists have discovered a new high-definition system that allows electrons to travel... read more

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

March 30, 2017

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

A tunnel-boring machine that will repair New York City's Delaware Aqueduct has been named in honor... read more

Faculty projects get global-at-home curriculum grants

March 30, 2017

Faculty projects get global-at-home curriculum grants

Ten faculty-led projects are receiving approximately $170,000 in Internationalizing the Cornell... read more

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

March 30, 2017

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report,... read more

Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming

March 28, 2017

Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming

Marine microalgae may play a crucial role in mitigating atmospheric greenhouse gas, reducing carbon... read more

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

March 23, 2017

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science... read more

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

March 23, 2017

Gallium nitride vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes

Members of the Xing/Jena lab have reported on work on vertical junction barrier Schottky diodes... read more

Study to focus on breast cancer link to bone metastasis

March 23, 2017

Study to focus on breast cancer link to bone metastasis

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science... read more

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

March 23, 2017

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER... read more

Mahowald tapped to help frame UN report on global warming

March 22, 2017

Mahowald tapped to help frame UN report on global warming

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric science, has been selected by the United... read more

Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

March 20, 2017

Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options... read more

AguaClara opens its 14th Honduras plant, debuts micro system

March 16, 2017

AguaClara opens its 14th Honduras plant, debuts micro system

AguaClara has opened its 14th water processing plant in Honduras, and has expanded its reach into... read more

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

March 16, 2017

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

Students teach students and make many of the key decisions in AguaClara, a program that for more... read more

Cornell hosts Hong Kong sustainability meeting April 6-7

March 16, 2017

Cornell hosts Hong Kong sustainability meeting April 6-7

Cornell will host Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation, a... read more

Cornell ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

March 14, 2017

Cornell ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

The 2018 U.S. News World Report ranking of graduate schools is out, and Cornell has again landed... read more

Experiment aboard space station studies 'space weather'

March 8, 2017

Experiment aboard space station studies 'space weather'

Steven Powell, senior engineer in electrical and computer engineering, is leading a Cornell group... read more

Engineers devise two-way radio on a single chip

March 8, 2017

Engineers devise two-way radio on a single chip

Researchers have devised a method of two-way radio communication that puts the separation of the... read more

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

March 2, 2017

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

Three projects with ties to Cornell are among the seven grantees to receive a total of more than... read more

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

March 2, 2017

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

A new multidisciplinary collaborative research graduate degree program at Cornell will combine... read more

Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED

March 1, 2017

Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED

A Cornell-led group has demonstrated the ability to produce deep-ultraviolet emission using an LED... read more

Bulk aluminium nitride platform for gallium nitride high voltage and power

February 24, 2017

Bulk aluminium nitride platform for gallium nitride high voltage and power

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the first measurements on aluminium nitride/gallium nitride... read more

ECE announces two 2017 Outstanding Thesis Research Award Winners

February 23, 2017

ECE announces two 2017 Outstanding Thesis Research Award Winners

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Graduate Committee is pleased to announce two... read more

Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

February 22, 2017

Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

Christoph Studer, Cornell ECE Assistant Professor recently received a U.S. NSF CAREER Award from... read more

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

February 22, 2017

Group develops deep, non-invasive imaging of mouse brain

Using an imaging technology he developed at Cornell, applied physics professor Chris Xu and... read more

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

February 21, 2017

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

Justin Kuo, a graduate student from Prof. Amit Lal’s SonicMEMS research group, received an... read more

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have... read more

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

February 21, 2017

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

To help Fijian scientists track oceanic climate change for their islands in the sun, Cornell's... read more

Cornell Tech app tracks bikers, reduces urban congestion

February 21, 2017

Cornell Tech app tracks bikers, reduces urban congestion

As part of Cornell Tech's Product Studio course, four Class of 2017 students developed technology... read more

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

February 20, 2017

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

Yimon Aye and Rob Shepherd have both been awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigator... read more

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

February 16, 2017

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating... read more

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

February 16, 2017

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

Jamol Pender, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information... read more

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring... read more

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

February 14, 2017

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

Cornell's IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Chapter receives 2015-2016 Outstanding Chapter Award. read more

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 14, 2017

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of... read more

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

February 9, 2017

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of... read more

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

February 8, 2017

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the shortest-wavelength electroluminescence so far using gallium... read more

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

February 7, 2017

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that... read more

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

February 6, 2017

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program announced funding for six companies to... read more

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

February 1, 2017

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

An 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team that included Cornell students was put to the test during... read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored... read more

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

January 31, 2017

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNero, doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross... read more

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

January 31, 2017

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

Warm anecdotes of the Johnson family's long and inspiring engagement with Cornell set the tone of a... read more

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

January 28, 2017

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

The $150 million gift given by Fisk Johnson and his company to endow the Cornell SC Johnson College... read more

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

January 28, 2017

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Alumnus H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for the College of Business,... read more

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

January 25, 2017

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

Professor Lang Tong and former students Weisi Deng and Yuting Ji received the Best Paper Award for... read more

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

January 23, 2017

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more... read more

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

January 19, 2017

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

The university launched the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, an... read more

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

January 19, 2017

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

Cornell’s Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program seeks to increase the public impact... read more

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

January 17, 2017

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of... read more

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

January 17, 2017

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels... read more

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

January 17, 2017

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an... read more

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

January 12, 2017

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

Francesco Monticone, assistant professor, answers questions from EEWeb as its featured engineer. read more

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

January 11, 2017

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular... read more

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

January 9, 2017

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections... read more

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

January 6, 2017

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of... read more

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

January 5, 2017

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on the use of biomaterials-based organoids in... read more

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

January 4, 2017

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

A Cornell research group reports that a mechanical factor - stiffening of a cancer cell and its... read more

The Cybernetic Humanities

January 3, 2017

The Cybernetic Humanities

The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Ron Kline's latest tome, The Cybernetics Moment, Or Why We... read more

EEWeb Featured engineer: Kirstin Petersen

December 22, 2016

EEWeb Featured engineer: Kirstin Petersen

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor (ECE), answers questions from EEWeb as its featured engineer. read more

George Wolga, professor emeritus, dies at 85

December 19, 2016

George Wolga, professor emeritus, dies at 85

George Wolga, professor emeritus (ECE), died Dec. 16 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 85. read more

Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

December 15, 2016

Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

Computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon has developed a system in which signals sent at the... read more

CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

December 15, 2016

CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Virginia collaborated at the Cornell High Energy... read more

Diagnosing, treating 'superbugs' is goal of NYC-Ithaca team

December 14, 2016

Diagnosing, treating 'superbugs' is goal of NYC-Ithaca team

Dr. Michael Satlin at Weill Cornell Medicine and Ilana Brito in Ithaca are researching how to fight... read more

With CLEO detector gone, CHESS facility looks back, ahead

December 13, 2016

With CLEO detector gone, CHESS facility looks back, ahead

After 30 years and more than 500 peer-reviewed publications, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron... read more

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

December 9, 2016

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

Mark Alan Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, died... read more

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

December 8, 2016

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

A Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft... read more

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

December 8, 2016

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

Cornell has been awarded up to $7 million over five years to lead a consortium of universities... read more

Engineers get under robot's skin to heighten senses

December 8, 2016

Engineers get under robot's skin to heighten senses

A Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft... read more

Cornell to host 2019 Science Olympiad national tourney

December 6, 2016

Cornell to host 2019 Science Olympiad national tourney

Cornell has been selected to host the national 2019 Science Olympiad, which will bring 2,500 high... read more

Loucks honored with award for water systems study

December 1, 2016

Loucks honored with award for water systems study

Professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering Daniel P. Loucks has been awarded the... read more

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

November 30, 2016

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

Emeritus professor Franklin Kingston Moore, who was awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific... read more

Undergrad researchers make pitches at CURBx

November 22, 2016

Undergrad researchers make pitches at CURBx

At Cornell's version of TEDx Talks – CURBx – seven undergraduate students explained their... read more

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

November 21, 2016

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

Three faculty members - development economist Chris Barrett, mechanical engineer Sidney Leibovich... read more

Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back

November 21, 2016

Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back

A Cornell-led team has devised a method for measuring the mechanical force cells exert on their... read more

'The Quill Guild' crafts a creative writing community

November 17, 2016

'The Quill Guild' crafts a creative writing community

The Quill Guild, a creative writing club at Cornell, aims to create a community for collaborative... read more

Haas receives 2016 AHSN Technical Recognition Award

November 15, 2016

Haas receives 2016 AHSN Technical Recognition Award

Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas is the recipient of the 2016 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (AHSN)... read more

Rana receives research excellence award

November 14, 2016

Rana receives research excellence award

Farhan Rana has been recognized as one of six winners of the Cornell Engineering Research... read more

Martha E. Pollack, provost at Michigan, named 14th president

November 14, 2016

Martha E. Pollack, provost at Michigan, named 14th president

Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of... read more

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

November 11, 2016

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards. read more

Teaching robots to solve their own problems

November 10, 2016

Teaching robots to solve their own problems

Cornell computer scientists will use a grant from the Air Force to teach robots how to fix problems... read more

Rawlings credits students for driving climate action

November 10, 2016

Rawlings credits students for driving climate action

Interim President Hunter Rawlings gave students credit for propelling the university into action at... read more

Introducing new members of the faculty for 2016-17

November 4, 2016

Introducing new members of the faculty for 2016-17

Introducing new members of Cornell's faculty for 2016-17. read more

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

November 2, 2016

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

With a plan to harness the wind, sun, water and the Earth’s heat, a panel from the Senior Leaders... read more

Making 'cryptocurrency' safe and reliable

November 2, 2016

Making 'cryptocurrency' safe and reliable

Cornell computer scientists are helping build a base for safe, reliable cryptocurrency in the wake... read more

When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

November 1, 2016

When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

When women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let... read more

Christopher Batten promoted to Associate Professor

November 1, 2016

Christopher Batten promoted to Associate Professor

ECE’s Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective November 1,... read more

José Martínez promoted to Full Professor

November 1, 2016

José Martínez promoted to Full Professor

ECE’s José Martínez has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective November 1, 2016. read more

Frank H.T. Rhodes, at 90, honored for academic impact

October 31, 2016

Frank H.T. Rhodes, at 90, honored for academic impact

A symposium and celebration was held Oct. 29 to honor President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes on his... read more