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Undergrads convey their research prowess at forums

Undergrads convey their research prowess at forums

April 24, 2014

About 140 students presenting 115 research projects gathered for the Cornell Undergraduate Research Forum April 16, while 45 seniors convened for the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential... read more

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

April 24, 2014

After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites demonstrating space flight at its simplest have launched into orbit and are now circling Earth. read more

Roseanna N. Zia wins young investigator award

Roseanna N. Zia wins young investigator award

April 23, 2014

Roseanna N. Zia, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is among this year’s Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award Program winners, announced earlier this month. read more

Fuchs, Greene, Feeney elected to arts and sciences academy

Fuchs, Greene, Feeney elected to arts and sciences academy

April 23, 2014

Provost Kent Fuchs and Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Chuck Feeney '56 have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. read more

Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

April 23, 2014

Fourteen schools will visit Ithaca April 24-26 for the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Conference, which features the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions. read more

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

April 22, 2014

Cornell engineering students won the Northeast Regional Chem-E-Car competition with model cars controlled entirely by chemical reactions. read more

Corporate greening starts with trained students

Corporate greening starts with trained students

April 21, 2014

Cornell students are learning how to arrive at the 'triple bottom line' – fusing profits, people and the planet – to run a smart but green business. read more

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

April 21, 2014

Using an airplane to detect greenhouse emissions emanating from freshly drilled shale gas wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus basin, Cornell and Purdue scientists have found that leaked methane is more... read more

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

April 21, 2014

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source has received its requested National Science Foundation grant renewal in full, $100 million over five years, securing the national X-ray facility’s near-term... read more

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

April 17, 2014

An optical camera system integrated with Cornell-developed fluorescent nanoparticles called C dots is being used in a second FDA clinical trial. read more

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

April 16, 2014

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

Professor Delphine Gourdon Nominated for the international Women's Day Leadership Award

Professor Delphine Gourdon Nominated for the international Women's Day Leadership Award

April 16, 2014

Professor Delphine Gourdon has been nominated for the International Women's Day Leadership Award! read more

Galvin critiques climate of upstate entrepreneurship

Galvin critiques climate of upstate entrepreneurship

April 15, 2014

Alumnus Greg Galvin assessed opportunities and challenges facing upstate New York entrepreneurs April 10 on campus. read more

Students reap rewards in annual business contests

Students reap rewards in annual business contests

April 15, 2014

Winners of the Big Idea Competition, the Student Business of the Year award and the Cornell Venture Challenge were announced during the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration, April 10-11. read more

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

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

April 15, 2014

ECE Professor Stephen B. Wicker was recently invited, along with faculty from Princeton, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon, to brief the "Big Data" working group of the National Economic Council at the White... read more

Ithaca High School wins Cornell programming contest

Ithaca High School wins Cornell programming contest

April 15, 2014

Teams from Ithaca High School took first and third place in the first high school programming contest hosted by Cornell's Computer Science Department. read more

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

April 15, 2014

With the inauguration of another student-designed AguaClara water treatment plant in Honduras, 36,000 Hondurans and counting have access to clean water. read more

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

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

April 14, 2014

ECE Professor Stephen Wicker’s Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Santoso is in Washington, D.C. interning with the Technology and Innovation Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy... read more

Fred Kulhawy is the recipient of the 2014 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award from the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

April 14, 2014

Fred Kulhawy, CEE professor emeritus is the recipient of the 2014 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award from the Geo-Institute of ASCE. The award citation reads: "For significant contributions... read more

Lecture honors Loucks

Lecture honors Loucks

April 14, 2014

Professor Emeritus Daniel P. Loucks has been honored by the International Commission on Water Resource Systems of the International Association of Hydrologic Science with the establishment of a... read more

At parched delta, prologue of ecological tale begins

At parched delta, prologue of ecological tale begins

April 14, 2014

Where once the Colorado River flowed with 5 trillion gallons of water into its verdant delta at the Gulf of California, that gush has trickled to zero. Cornell and Paleontological Research... read more

Tim Abbott '15 Wins Cornell Engineering Undergraduate Research Award

Tim Abbott '15 Wins Cornell Engineering Undergraduate Research Award

April 11, 2014

For creating a breakthrough technology that can characterize RNA structures inside cells. read more

Experts peer into the high-tech, digital future

Experts peer into the high-tech, digital future

April 10, 2014

Alumni experts and Cornell faculty addressed hundreds of Bay Area alumni at the 14th Cornell Silicon Valley conference April 1. read more

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

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

April 10, 2014

Dipayan Ghosh, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will take his research expertise to Washington, D.C. this semester, as he interns with the National Economic... read more

O’Rourke named ASCE Distinguished Member

O’Rourke named ASCE Distinguished Member

April 10, 2014

Thomas O’Rourke, the Thomas R. Briggs Professor in Engineering at Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil... read more

Pennock awarded NSF fellowship

Pennock awarded NSF fellowship

April 10, 2014

CEE graduate student William Pennock has been awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. read more

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

April 9, 2014

The tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does a stunningly optimal reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding speeds, Cornell mechanical engineers have observed. read more

'Sustainable shale development' chair speaks April 15

'Sustainable shale development' chair speaks April 15

April 9, 2014

Jared Cohon, board chair for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and president emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University, will share insight into incorporating diverse, impassioned opinions to... read more

ChemE Car Team wins at regional AIChE competition

ChemE Car Team wins at regional AIChE competition

April 8, 2014

The Cornell ChemE Car Team placed in two divisions at the Regional AIChE Competition in Storrs, Conn. April 5. The team's battery-powered car took first place and its fuel cell-powered car took... read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

April 7, 2014

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

CBE Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

CBE Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 7, 2014

This award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. read more

Cornell Ph.D. to shape U.S. STEM policy

Cornell Ph.D. to shape U.S. STEM policy

April 7, 2014

The American Physical Society has selected its first fellow to send to the Department of Education as part of the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Policy Fellowship. read more

BME Ph.D. student to play pro baseball

BME Ph.D. student to play pro baseball

April 6, 2014

Tyler Heck, a first-year Ph.D. student, has been signed to play in an independent professional baseball league, the Pecos League, this summer. read more

CEE Alumni Roland Abi Nader named one of New York's "Top 20 Under 40"

CEE Alumni Roland Abi Nader named one of New York's "Top 20 Under 40"

April 4, 2014

2004 MEng recipient Roland Abi Nader was named to Engineering News-Record's list of the top 20 Construction Engineering Professionals under 40 in the New York region. Abi Nader works for AECOM... read more

King Lab researcher wins CNY Science and Engineering Fair

King Lab researcher wins CNY Science and Engineering Fair

April 4, 2014

Olivia Sheppard was awarded First Place Overall in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF) held on March 30, 2014. read more

IBM researcher to give seminar

IBM researcher to give seminar

April 2, 2014

IBM researcher Lilian Wu will give an Enterprise Engineering Seminar Wednesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in B17 Upson Hall. read more

Currens '12, Pierrehumbert '12, and Schnepf '13 receive 2014 NSF Fellowships

Currens '12, Pierrehumbert '12, and Schnepf '13 receive 2014 NSF Fellowships

April 1, 2014

Ben Currens, Nadia Pierrehumbert, and Neesha Schnepf, all former SES majors in EAS are recipients of 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowships. read more