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Rev startup teams go from 'napkin to prototype'

June 16, 2017

Rev startup teams go from 'napkin to prototype'

Eight teams of entrepreneurs are spending their summer developing their business ideas into products at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works' Hardware Accelerator. read more

WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

June 16, 2017

WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

The Clinical and Translational Science Center, in collaboration with the medical student group Tech-in-Medicine, hosted its first hackathon, the 3-D Printing Innovation Challenge, over the course of... read more

Course explores our future with robots and AI

June 15, 2017

Course explores our future with robots and AI

A new computer science course offered last semester explored the ethical and social issues raised by the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence. read more

Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

June 15, 2017

Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

Thomas (TJ) Wallin, MSE grad student, was awarded a Commercialization Fellowship. read more

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

June 15, 2017

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus has earned a spot on a 2019 flight, in hope of completing its mission of a lunar orbit. read more

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

June 14, 2017

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

Faculty from Cornell Neurotech shared stories of technologies they have developed in their first year of operation at a Reunion 2017 panel, Unlocking the Brain: Cornell's Search for the Key. read more

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

June 13, 2017

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, says a new Cornell-led study in Bioresource Technology. read more

Strogatz, colleagues aim to improve math communications

June 12, 2017

Strogatz, colleagues aim to improve math communications

Math professor Steven Strogatz and his team secures a $2.5 million grant from National Science Foundation to help students learn how to do research, then communicate their results more clearly. read more

Bill Nye '77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world

June 12, 2017

Bill Nye '77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world

Bill Nye '77, known to a generation as The Science Guy, celebrated his 40th class reunion by giving a talk in Bailey Hall titled, Everything All At Once: How Cornellians Will Save The World. read more

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

June 9, 2017

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future's Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges. read more

Workshop to bolster minority computer science Ph.D.s

June 9, 2017

Workshop to bolster minority computer science Ph.D.s

A SoNIC (software-defined network interface) Summer Research Workshop will increase exposure to computer science for for 13 minority students on campus this June. read more

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

June 8, 2017

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

The future looks smart for underground infrastructure after a first-of-its-kind experiment testing advanced sensors was conducted June 6 at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing... read more

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

May 30, 2017

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won a $555,000 grant from the defense department to further his study of B-cell lymphoma. read more

Smiles, selfies and ice cream fill Graduation Weekend 2017

May 28, 2017

Smiles, selfies and ice cream fill Graduation Weekend 2017

Cornell's newest graduates, along with their families and friends, wore smiles, grins and pride throughout Cornell’s 149th Graduation Weekend. read more

14 ROTC graduates commissioned as officers

May 27, 2017

14 ROTC graduates commissioned as officers

In a joyful ceremony, graduates of ROTC programs received their commissions as junior officers, launching them on military careers. read more

May 25, 2017

Comly wins Outstanding Undergrad TA Award

Nick Comly '19 has been awarded the 2017 Chen Outstanding ECE Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award read more

Majumdar wins Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

May 25, 2017

Majumdar wins Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

Abhinandan Majumdar, a Cornell ECE Ph.D. student has been awarded the 2017 ECE Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award. read more

ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone receives inaugural dissertation prize from alma mater

May 25, 2017

ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone receives inaugural dissertation prize from alma mater

Cornell ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone was recently awarded the Margarida Jacome Dissertation Prize by the electrical and computer engineering department at UT Austin for his... read more

Staff graduates are an inspiration to others, president says

May 25, 2017

Staff graduates are an inspiration to others, president says

At the 21st annual Staff Graduate Reception May 23, President Martha E. Pollack recognized two staff members receiving a Ph.D., 23 receiving a master's degree, and one a Bachelor of Science degree. read more

2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

May 25, 2017

2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon. They, in turn, recognize a high school teacher and Cornell faculty... read more

Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

May 24, 2017

Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

Cornell Tech's Open Studio, held for the final time at the Google building campus, gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to several hundred people, including business leaders. read more

President Pollack, Joe Biden will highlight Graduation Weekend

May 23, 2017

President Pollack, Joe Biden will highlight Graduation Weekend

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack's first Commencement address and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's Senior Convocation address highlight Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend, May... read more

VP offers condolences on death of student; memorial is May 22

May 21, 2017

VP offers condolences on death of student; memorial is May 22

Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi informed the community that the body of electrical engineering student Aalaap Narasipura had been recovered by law enforcement search teams. read more

Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs

May 17, 2017

Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs

“There just has to be balance,” says Stephen Wicker, a computer engineering professor at Cornell University who studies privacy and regulation. “The corporations themselves have to be involved in... read more

Arctic countries adopt David Lodge's invasive species plan

May 17, 2017

Arctic countries adopt David Lodge's invasive species plan

On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the... read more

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

May 17, 2017

Group develops way to shape pulses of intense infrared light

A Cornell-led group of researchers has developed a method for converting near-infrared light to mid-IR, while retaining the desired shape of the beam and effectively increasing its bandwidth. read more

ECE M.Eng Poster Session Winners Announced

May 16, 2017

ECE M.Eng Poster Session Winners Announced

ECE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 ECE M.Eng Poster Session. read more

How workers push back against unwanted technology

May 15, 2017

How workers push back against unwanted technology

Karen Levy, assistant professor of information science, spoke April 17 about how intrusive technology has sparked a revolt in the workplace. read more

Play the games of tomorrow at GDIAC Showcase, May 19

May 11, 2017

Play the games of tomorrow at GDIAC Showcase, May 19

If you want to know what sort of video games you'll be playing next year, stop by at the annual Game Design Initiative at Cornell Showcase from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 19. read more

Cornell researchers map wind to better harvest energy

May 11, 2017

Cornell researchers map wind to better harvest energy

Cornell scientists and engineers are seeing wind in high resolution, creating the world's largest, most-detailed wind maps ever from the picturesque hills of Perdigão, Portugal. read more

Preserving our 'pale blue dot' is focus of first Sagan lecture

May 10, 2017

Preserving our 'pale blue dot' is focus of first Sagan lecture

Lord Martin Rees, who has probed deep into the cosmos, studied gamma-ray bursts and galactic formation, spoke May 8 at Cornell on issues closer to home: the preservation of our “pale blue dot.” read more

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

May 10, 2017

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

Paulette Clancy, the Bodman Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Heather Kolakowski, lecturer in the School of Hotel Administration, won 2017 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowships April... read more

Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum is June 7

May 9, 2017

Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum is June 7

Dig into digital agriculture, comprehend plant breeding biotechnology, and learn out how the microbiome may solve food production problems at an agricultural technology and partnership forum June 7. read more

Students jump-start hospitality innovation with Pepper the robot

May 9, 2017

Students jump-start hospitality innovation with Pepper the robot

Students competed for $10,000 in prize money to offer the best ideas on how Pepper, a humanoid robot that can interpret emotions and have intelligent conversations, can be used in the hospitality... read more

Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

May 9, 2017

Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient retention, says new Cornell research. read more

Report challenges perception of mineral scarcity

May 8, 2017

Report challenges perception of mineral scarcity

The perception that many minerals, such as copper and aluminum, are becoming scarce is challenged in a new report that also highlights the environmental and social keys to unlocking future resources. read more

How will robots handle life or death decisions?

May 8, 2017

How will robots handle life or death decisions?

Joseph Halpern, professor of computer science, lectured on Moral Responsibility, Blameworthiness and Intention: In Search of Formal Definitions, speaking more about philosophy than robotics. read more

Knepper examines emotions behind human-robot relations

May 5, 2017

Knepper examines emotions behind human-robot relations

When robots are all around us, will we have positive relationships with them, or will their similarity to humans make us uneasy? read more

Internet trolls are made, not born, researchers say

May 4, 2017

Internet trolls are made, not born, researchers say

People who post disruptive messages in internet discussion groups may just be driven by circumstances, an online experiment shows. read more

ECE Alum Howard Kagan '84 receives Tony Award nomination

May 4, 2017

ECE Alum Howard Kagan '84 receives Tony Award nomination

Kagan is the producer of Best Musical nominee "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812". read more

CURB enthusiasm: Undergrads show off research at forum

May 3, 2017

CURB enthusiasm: Undergrads show off research at forum

More than 80 students unveiled their scholarly work at the 32nd annual Spring Research Forum hosted April 27 by the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board. read more

Commercialization fellows learn to make ideas sell

May 3, 2017

Commercialization fellows learn to make ideas sell

A panel of doctoral students reminisced about their experiences as the first class of commercialization fellows April 28 at Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration conference. read more

Cornell students swelter in D.C. to cool a warming Earth

May 2, 2017

Cornell students swelter in D.C. to cool a warming Earth

Cornell undergraduates joined 200,000 green advocates to parade down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue for the Peoples Climate March April 29 – in sultry heat – to advocate for rescuing the world from... read more

Collaboration yields promising innovation in stain resistance

May 1, 2017

Collaboration yields promising innovation in stain resistance

A collaboration of researchers from engineering and fiber science has yielded a promising new polymer that could change the way textiles achieve oleophobicity, the ability to repel oils. read more

ECE Day 2017

April 28, 2017

ECE Day 2017

Cornell ECE Day is an annual event held in cooperation with the student teams, faculty, and staff of ECE for a day of fun! 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 talked about their subs during events for Bring a Child To Work Day 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 Community Engagement Showcase, which displayed several dozen projects associated with the community. read more

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, an end of the year research exhibition, April 19. 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 17 people with disabilities. 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, song, dance and an international dessert reception. 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 stable charging and could represent a step toward practical lithium-oxygen energy storage technology. 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 champion knowledge in the first March for Science in Washington, D.C., April 22. 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 the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. 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 nearly the same time. The hypothesis might also explain how auroras produce sound, a claim made by many... 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 Donald P. Greenberg ’55, Cornell’s Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics. 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 through the Cornell Data Science project team and run by students. 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 from Ithaca solving the most problems in the least time to take the trophy. 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 Scholarship, which recognizes top undergraduates in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. 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 19 at the annual BOOM (Bits on Our Minds) exhibition. 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, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April... 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 year with support from the Einaudi Center's International Travel Grant Program. 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 research projects supported by 2017 Engaged Graduate Student Grants. 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, according to Daniel Weld, professor of computer science at the University of Washington. 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 Cornell, will be held April 21-23 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 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 around and if necessary get help in interpreting what they see, enabling them to conduct surveillance... 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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. 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 annual Engaged Scholar Prize, which recognizes community-based teaching, learning and research. 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 rally, a fun run, environmental fashion and learning how to keep this blue planet green. 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 concussion detection devices pitched their ideas March 20, vying for the 2017 Student Business of the Year. 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 through soil farther and more efficiently than previously thought, according to Nature Communication,... 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 of Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, Class of 1905, a suffragist civil engineer. 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 Curriculum grants this year, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has announced. 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, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca. 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 dioxide from commercial agriculture and steadying the global climate, according to Cornell research. 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 Program for a three-year study into the connection between breast cancer and bone mineralization. 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 (JBSDs) produced on free-standing gallium nitride (GaN). 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 awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts. 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 Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on a special global warming report. 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 for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca. 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 that country's smallest villages with development of a new, compact system. 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 than a decade has helped communities in Honduras have potable running water. 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 conference about sustainability research and community engagement in Hong Kong, April 6-7. 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 in the top 10 for English and engineering programs. 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 that has sent a project up to the International Space Station to study the ionosphere. 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 transmitting and receiving signals all on a single transceiver chip. 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 $469,000 in funding from FuzeHub, a nonprofit that assists small manufacturers. 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 architectural research with study in material computation, adaptive architecture and digital fabrication. 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 light source, potentially solving several problems related to quantum efficiency of current devices. 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 quantum well field-effect transistors on bulk AlN substrates with re-grown ohmic contacts. A device with... 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 co-winners of the 2017 ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award, Ibrahim Issa, an advisee of Professor... 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 the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CFF). 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 collaborators report sharp imaging of a subcortical region of the brain, using novel three-photon... 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 Outstanding Student Paper Award for the paper titled “64-Pixel Solid State CMOS Compatible Ultrasonic... 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 been awarded Sloan Foundation Fellowships, which support early career research and education. 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 Bruce Monger unveils eyes in the sky: satellite remote sensing. 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 to predict and avoid traffic jams via an app. 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 Program awards, given annually to early-career academic scientists and researchers to support their work. 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 and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff... 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 Engineering, collaborated with Cornell colleagues to determine how we choose which line to wait in. 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 ships using a combination of applied mathematics and computational mechanics. 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 Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. 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 Cancer Metabolism, a new translational research program between the College of Engineering and Weill... 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 nitride (GaN) active material. 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 fills a vital need for grape, nut, apple and other growers. 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 participate in university collaborations. 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 Hyperloop Competition Weekend, Jan. 27-30, at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. 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 Nov. 3 during Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City. 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 Future Leaders Award for his teaching and creation of a program connecting cancer patients to research. 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 thank you event Jan. 31, celebrating the recent $150 million gift from Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson. 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 of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell... 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, which has been renamed the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. It is the largest single gift to the... 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 Energy Systems at the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 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 micropollutants in lakes and rivers that vastly outperforms conventional methods. 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 organization that connects the community of Cornell researchers studying host-microbe biology and disease. 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 of top underrepresented thinkers in the U.S. and to help them contribute to public conversations. 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 influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland. 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 by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities. 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 artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play. 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 complex known as the nucleosome core particle, which could inform therapeutic strategies for cancer. 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 between Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine. 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 intertidal oysters went unchanged after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. 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 an attempt to reproduce immune-system events and gain a better understanding of B cells. 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 matrix - and not a chemical cause could contribute to metastasis in some forms of cancer. 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 Call Our Age the Information Age. read more