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Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

June 9, 2016

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

A gift from Andrew ’71 and Ann Tisch to Cornell University and the American Technion Society has created an endowed professorship at the Joan Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. read more

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

June 8, 2016

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

Cornell computer scientists are leaders in the emerging field of software-defined networking, which takes an open-source approach to network connectivity. read more

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

June 6, 2016

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

Antigen-coated membranes on the surface of E. coli bacteria cells serve as vaccine vehicles that were proven effective against a highly deadly pathogen, a Cornell-led research group has shown. read more

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

June 2, 2016

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will hold its annual workshop in June, and will include the facility's annual Users' Meeting, slated for June 7-8 in the Physical Sciences Building. read more

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

May 31, 2016

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

Faculty members Sahara Byrne, (Kit-Yee) Daisy Fan, María Cristina García and James P. Lassoie received 2016 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 28. read more

May 27, 2016

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. read more

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

May 26, 2016

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

Women haven’t reached parity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, but progressive policies could help, said Sharon Sassler at the Empowering Women in Science and... read more

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

May 26, 2016

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. read more

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

May 26, 2016

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

A Cornell-led team of researchers has displayed the ability to alter superconductor strontium ruthenate's electrical properties through strain, or 'stretching', of a thin film of the material. read more

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

May 26, 2016

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

The accomplishments of 24 staff members who earned associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees through Cornell's Employee Degree Program or the Tuition Aid Program were celebrated May 24. read more

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 26, 2016

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

Thirty-three seniors from Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges are honored as Merrill Presidential Scholars in ceremony May 25 in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. read more

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

May 25, 2016

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Cornell Tech announced May 25 that Ron Brachman, an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new director of the Joan Irwin Jacobs... read more

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

May 20, 2016

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

Coffee hours at the Carl Sagan Institute have spurred multi-disciplinary talks among faculty members from 11 departments and five colleges and schools at Cornell. read more

UR names ECE grad first female engineering dean

May 19, 2016

UR names ECE grad first female engineering dean

Wendi Heinzelman '95 (ECE), has been named dean of the University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - the first woman to serve as dean of the engineering school.... read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

May 19, 2016

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given Cornell $447,046 through its Educational Matching Gifts Program. read more

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

May 19, 2016

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

Cornell computer scientists have developed software to detect fake postings to social media sites designed to artificially inflate the popularity of a page. read more

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

May 18, 2016

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

Actor, director, writer and champion of science Alan Alda provided a communication mandate May 16 at Bailey Hall for Cornell's faculty and researchers: Use plain language to be clear. read more

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

May 17, 2016

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

Cornell researchers have developed an efficient method for the assembly of biologically compatible, antibacterial synthetic macromolecules, the composition of which can be precisely adjusted. read more

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

May 12, 2016

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

Emeritus professor Tobias de Boer, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell for more than 50 years and served as associate director of the Sibley School for nine years, died on May... read more

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

May 12, 2016

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) has awarded grants supporting 40 projects in the arts to be presented on campus in academic year 2016-17. read more

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

May 12, 2016

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

With an aim to create clean, renewable geothermal energy projects, and to cooperate in research and education, Cornell and Geothermal Resource Park Iceland have signed a memorandum of agreement. read more

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

May 12, 2016

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

Everyone is invited to play computer games created by Cornell students at the annual Game Design Initiative at Cornell showcase May 20 in Carpenter Hall. read more

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

May 12, 2016

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

Three student fellows recently joined the staff of Blackstone LaunchPad and are already offering innovative programming for entrepreneurial Cornell students. read more

Cornell ECE students introduce high schoolers to computer engineering

May 6, 2016

Cornell ECE students introduce high schoolers to computer engineering

The Cornell ECE honors society Eta Kappa Nu recently participated in Splash! Cornell where they taught "Computers Don't Byte -- an Introduction to Digital Logic" to high school students. read more

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

May 5, 2016

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

Twenty-one students from across campus traveled to Japan on a a winter break study tour funded by the Japanese government as a cultural exchange exposing American students to the country. read more

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

May 5, 2016

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

Fifteen Cornell students received Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct research or teach abroad in 2016-17, according to the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. read more

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

May 3, 2016

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

Minglin Ma, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has won a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, worth $300,000 over three years. read more

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

May 2, 2016

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has developed a way to harden natural calcite by a factor of two or more through the addition of amino acids aspartic acid and glycine. read more

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

April 26, 2016

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

From creating well-mannered robots to updating weed field guides to understanding why catchy songs turn into earworms, students showed their 2016 Senior Expo research projects April 21. read more

The language of persuasion

April 26, 2016

The language of persuasion

Analysis of online arguments shows that the right timing and choice of words make it easier to win. read more

Gulnar Mirza selected as Merrill Presidential Scholar

April 25, 2016

Gulnar Mirza selected as Merrill Presidential Scholar

Gulnar Mirza, an accomplished ECE senior minoring in computer science, has been named a Merrill Presidential Scholar – one of the highest honors for undergraduates at Cornell. read more

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

April 22, 2016

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Symposium will show such innovative uses of electron microscopy applications as tracking crystal growth, finding the 3-D structure of molecules and mapping... read more

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

April 21, 2016

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will return to campus May 16-18 and will deliver a lecture on ways to effectively communicate science so anyone can understand it. read more

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

April 21, 2016

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

With a record-breaking number of students unveiling their research at the 31st annual Spring Research Forum, hosted by the CURB, the world’s future looks full of solutions. read more

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

April 20, 2016

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, one postdoc and a professor were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. read more

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

April 18, 2016

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

Cornell faculty and alumni are helping to advise Breakthrough Starshot - a $100 million research and engineering project aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled nanocrafts that... read more

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

April 18, 2016

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

Caitlin Parrucci '15, M.Eng. '16, is founder of Equine Design, winner of the 2016 Student Business of the Year. Her device tracks a horse's water intake, a key indicator of equine health. read more

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

April 14, 2016

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

The Operations Research and Information Engineering program, in the College of Engineering, celebrates its 50th anniversary with two days of guest speakers, panel discussions and food. read more

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

April 14, 2016

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

Several events on campus this month provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, visitors and the local community to engage in conversations around diversity, politics, higher education and... read more

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

April 14, 2016

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

A multidiscipline research team has identified a mutation on the protein shell of canine parvovirus that helps it to transfer and infect wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons. read more

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

April 13, 2016

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

Two teams from Ithaca High School took first and third place in Cornell's annual high School Programming Contest, which drew 19 teams from acrosss the state. read more

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

April 12, 2016

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, professor of geological sciences, now shares a prestigious honor with Charles Darwin - a formal induction into the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. read more

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

From studying smog along Beijing's streets to improving how interstate highways clear exhaust to electrifying New York City parking spaces, engineer Max Zhang adds verdancy to vibrant communities. read more

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

April 11, 2016

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

Women and underrepresented minority faculty members have been publishing opinion pieces and other articles in the mainstream media, thanks to support from the Public Voices Fellowship. read more

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

April 6, 2016

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

Two student teams' presentations were so strong that judges of the Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition declared a tie. Both teams will be awarded first-place prize money of $25,000. read more

Business competitions highlight student ideas

April 5, 2016

Business competitions highlight student ideas

Would-be student entrepreneurs from across campus are spending some of their spring break polishing their pitches for the Big Idea Competition. read more

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

April 5, 2016

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

More than 700 alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff are expected to attend Celebration, Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual business conference, April 14-15 on campus. read more

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

April 4, 2016

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

Engaged Cornell has awarded its first Engaged Graduate Student Grants to 10 doctoral students, who are working with community and commercial partners on research projects for their dissertations. read more

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

March 29, 2016

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

The Pre-Seed Workshop, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, offers scientists guidance on how to move their technologies and inventions from the lab to the marketplace. read more

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

March 24, 2016

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Jan Lammerding is studying how cancer cells' ability to repair themselves after deformation could lead to new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. read more

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

March 21, 2016

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

The lab of engineering professor Rob Shepherd has developed a hybrid material featuring soft metal and porous elastic polymer foam that could be used to make a morphing airplane wing. read more

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

March 21, 2016

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

A Cornell multi-site research team has developed a chemical compound that shows promise as a oncoprotein inhibitor with broad anti-cancer activity and little effect on non-cancerous cells. read more

ECE team wins national AT&T SDN Network Design Challenge

March 16, 2016

ECE team wins national AT&T SDN Network Design Challenge

A team of ECE researchers has won a national competition asking academics to envision more efficient, reliable designs for software-controlled network routing. read more

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

March 10, 2016

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

The wave-like behavior observed in electron cloud fluctuations challenges the widely held belief that van der Waals interactions, ubiquitous in the natural world, are particle-like in nature. read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. read more

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

March 4, 2016

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

Cornell is leading the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials... read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. read more

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

March 2, 2016

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

At the intersection of activism and academia, a climate change and clean energy panel Feb. 26 gave details of environmental urgency and impending social refinements. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

February 25, 2016

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

Students from majors such as computer science, biology, business, policy analysis and engineering and high school students came together Feb. 20-21 to participate Cornell's first Make-a-thon. read more

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

February 25, 2016

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

President Elizabeth Garrett formed the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last November to focus on improving climate trends by spurring cross-disciplinary solutions on campus and globally. read more

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

February 24, 2016

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two faculty members received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young science and engineering professionals. read more

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 24, 2016

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Tobias Hanrath has assembled quantum dots into ordered, 2-D superlattice nanocrystals, with potential for breakthroughs in optoelectronics. read more

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

February 22, 2016

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

The research group of Jiwoong Park has developed a chiral thin film through rotational stacking of two-atoms-thick graphene sheets, the first such exploration of chirality at the nano scale. read more

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

February 18, 2016

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

A platoon of Cornell faculty contributed to the mix of eminent global researchers at the 2016 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

February 2, 2016

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

Cornell faculty and students will be among thousands of scientists representing an array of research to swarm Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-15 for the annual AAAS meeting and exposition. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

January 29, 2016

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. read more

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

January 28, 2016

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

New York's land-grant university brought its message of education, discovery and engagement to the state capital Jan. 26 for Cornell Day in Albany, and took the opportunity to show off its diverse... read more

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

January 19, 2016

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

A team led by Cornell professor Grace Xing has created gallium nitride power diodes capable of serving as building blocks for GaN switches, with many possible power and electronics applications. read more

January 15, 2016

ECE 4760 Laser Duel game highlighted on Hacked Gadgets

IR Shooting Game Project – Laser Duel Shooting game, ECE4760 final project on Hacked Gadgets read more

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

January 15, 2016

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

Student project highlighted in Hackaday! read more

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

January 15, 2016

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

ECE 4760 project published on Engadget. read more

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

January 15, 2016

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

Student project published on Hackaday read more

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

January 15, 2016

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Weill Cornell Medicine doctoral candidates Kaitlyn Gayvert and Neel Madhukar have been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of young change agents in 20 professional fields. read more

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

January 13, 2016

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

The journey, not the destination read more

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

January 13, 2016

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

Ghosh recently moved to Facebook where he works on privacy and cyber policy after serving as a White House advisor on technology and economic policy. read more

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

January 13, 2016

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

At Cornell ECE, faculty are looking at electronic circuits in a different way, not only to improve performance, but to create new devices that can make life more healthy, productive and enjoyable. read more

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

January 13, 2016

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

The ECE M.Eng degree program takes pride in the past, looks to the future. read more

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

January 13, 2016

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

Four Cornell computer scientists - Ari Juels, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart and Vitaly Shmatikov - are members of a new cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography reach group at Cornell Tech. read more

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

January 11, 2016

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

Cornell's McGovern Center for Venture Development welcomed two start-up companies Jan. 7 to its incubator space: Ecolectro and Embark Veterinary. read more

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

January 6, 2016

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

In the three years that the Cornell Maker Club has existed, it has amassed a collection of useful tools and equipment, a lot of participants, and soon, a new home. read more

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

January 6, 2016

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

Research from Xing/Jena lab highlighted in Semiconductor Today. read more