Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering. One will allow researchers to demonstrate how faculty involvement in Rochester’s Upward Bound program could serve as a national model. The other would allow underrepresented engineering students from other universities to do summer research at Rochester.
Cardiac surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed the team’s 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life. This milestone was 15 years in the making, as the team performed its first transplant Feb. 7, 2001.
Yifan Gao, a graduate student in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Wyatt Tenhaeff, works with a reactor used to synthesize solid electrolytes for 3-D microbatteries. Tenhaeff and his collaborators are working on projects that would develop batteries so slim they could fit inside clothing, and so large they could power a car.
Since the devastating terrorist assaults in Paris on Friday, the University’s Global Engagement Office has confirmed the safety of the faculty, staff and students who are known to have been staying or traveling in the region of the attacks.
The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.
Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. The images it has been sending back to Earth for all these years have become iconic, and yet it came very close to being a billion dollar failure. One of the heroes who rescued Hubble from ruin and made it a great science success story is Rochester optics professor Duncan Moore.