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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 26, 2017

Most chemists have studied quantum dots for their basic properties. But new research by Rochester scientists points to potential applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agro-chemicals.

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High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

May 24, 2017

Students from Rochester’s East High School got a sense of how startling science can be when they spent the day in the lab with professors and researchers from the Department of Biology.

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Hoque an inaugural member of Future of Computing Academy

Hoque an inaugural member of Future of Computing Academy

May 17, 2017

Hoque, who applies a computational lens to understand and model the ambiguity in human communication, would like to raise awareness for accessibility and promote the role of computing to solve important societal problems.

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Solar team hopes new boat will make a ‘splash’ at June competition

Solar team hopes new boat will make a ‘splash’ at June competition

May 11, 2017

What’s new about the Solar Splash boat this year? Everything. The team is confident as their prepare to compete against 15 other colleges in a race of solar-powered electric boats.

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Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

May 9, 2017

University of Rochester chemistry researcher for honored for discovering new methods for converting hydrocarbons into chemicals found in useful, everyday products.

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Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

May 5, 2017

“You can see the most incredible images in things you never would have thought of,” says Hajim School of Engineering dean Wendi Heinzelman describing the student artwork on display in the the annual Art of Science Competition.

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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

April 26, 2017

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments. But what Rochester researchers found when examining the guts of fruit flies in the wild bears little resemblance to what is seen in the lab.

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Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

April 21, 2017

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Kilean Lucas had three minutes and three slides to describe how nanomembranes could help diagnose cancer.

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Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

April 19, 2017

Team members unveiled the vehicle in March in the atrium at Goergen Hall, along with posters illustrating the latest changes in drivetrain, electronics, frame, exterior design, suspension, and usability.

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