Irene Peden

Antarctic trip was tip of the iceberg for this alumna

May 1, 2018

Irene Peden (ElEngr'47) looked out across the frozen landscape. She had made it: Antarctica. Obstacle after obstacle had been placed in front of her, but she had become the first woman to live and conduct scientific research in the Antarctic interior as a principal investigator “The Navy really didn’t want... Read more »
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Biomaterials hold promise for better disease diagnosis and treatment

May 1, 2018

There’s no one in the world quite like you. It’s a sweet sentiment for greeting cards and love songs, but when it comes to treatment of disease or injury, your individuality may be less of a benefit and more of a burden. The complexities that make you who you are... Read more »
Interdisciplinary Research Themes

Interdisciplinary Research Themes

May 1, 2018

Over the next several years, the college will be investing in six major interdisciplinary research themes. It’s part of our strategic vision to build on college and campus strengths, prepare for future research opportunities, and accelerate positive impacts on our state and nation.Read more »
Nikolaus Correlle

Cross-disciplinary effort will make robots small, smart and efficient

May 1, 2018

Every day, it seems that robots are becoming more realistic-looking and capable, from Sophia, the humanoid robot that was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, to robots that can assist in surgeries. But for computer scientist Nikolaus Correll, robots are still missing something—they’re falling short of the complexity and elegance of... Read more »
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Engineering on the cutting edge of quantum theory

May 1, 2018

Hundreds of years ago, as the use of ships increased for trade and exploration, British fleets established themselves as superior in navigation to those of almost all other countries. The main ingredient in their success, according to Scott Palo of Smead Aerospace Engineering, was accurate time-keeping devices. While ships are... Read more »
Steven Dourmashkin

Specdrums designer turns attention to business side

May 1, 2018

While he’s taking some time to hone his business skills, Steven Dourmashkin will remain forever an engineer. The aerospace engineering PhD student is taking a leave of absence from his studies to further develop musical rings he began working on as an undergraduate at Cornell. Called Specdrums, the rings allow... Read more »