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CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

CIS researchers receive $2.5M NSF grant for cybersecurity

June 23, 2017

Four Cornell computer science researchers will receive $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that will improve cybersecurity. read more

CBE Women honored with WEPAN award

CBE Women honored with WEPAN award

June 20, 2017

The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) recently honored Cornell Engineering’s CBE Women group for their Women's Outreach in Materials, Energy and Nanobiotechnology (WOMEN) event, hosted... read more

Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

Changing the identity of cellular enzyme spawns new pathway

June 20, 2017

Using a technique it devised, a research group led by professor Matt DeLisa has shown the ability to take membrane proteins out of the membrane and turn them into water-soluble biocatalysts. read more

Rev startup teams go from 'napkin to prototype'

Rev startup teams go from 'napkin to prototype'

June 16, 2017

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

WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

June 16, 2017

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

Course explores our future with robots and AI

June 15, 2017

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

Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

June 15, 2017

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

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

June 15, 2017

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

Neurotech panel shares successes from first year

June 14, 2017

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

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

June 13, 2017

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

Strogatz, colleagues aim to improve math communications

June 12, 2017

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

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

June 12, 2017

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

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

June 9, 2017

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

Workshop to bolster minority computer science Ph.D.s

June 9, 2017

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

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

June 8, 2017

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

Jiyao Gao, Ph.D. candidate in the You Group, received the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award

Jiyao Gao, Ph.D. candidate in the You Group, received the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award

June 5, 2017

The Award will be presented at the Sustainable Engineering Forum luncheon during the AIChE Annual National Meeting. read more