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Rochester scientists receive Sloan fellowships

Rochester scientists receive Sloan fellowships

February 20, 2019

Biologist Nancy Chen and chemist Ellen Matson are among this year’s recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, recognizing young scientists for their research accomplishments and leadership in the scientific community.

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Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

February 11, 2019

The toy prototype developed by a team of chemical engineering students is adapted for use by children of all abilities during a hospital stay.

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New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

February 1, 2019

Rochester becomes the 11th local chapter of the national Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, bringing graduate students together across backgrounds and disciplines.

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With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

January 31, 2019

One of the biggest challenges to controlled nuclear fusion has been the lack of accurate models to predict increased fusion energy yields. Now a Rochester team of more than 50 scientists has used “big data” to triple fusion yields.

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Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

January 25, 2019

New Rochester research may help explain the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s all to do with how the brain pumps away waste.

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Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

January 25, 2019

Two high school seniors have been designated as Scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search for research they carried out last summer at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

December 20, 2018

Mechanical Design, also known as ME 204, has a reputation for being one of the toughest courses mechanical engineering students experience. And thanks to professor Chris Muir’s approach to the class, it is also one of the most rewarding. In one of the final competitions, seniors Haley Wohlever, Leo Liu, and Crystal Kim must “walk the plank” to see how much weight their balsa wood structure can bear before it snaps into pieces.

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Hajim School faculty members honored by ACM, IEEE

Hajim School faculty members honored by ACM, IEEE

December 13, 2018

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) welcome four new fellows from the faculty of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Jim Zavislan named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Jim Zavislan named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2018

The associate professor of optics holds 63 U.S. and 151 foreign patents and his inventions have helped protect the integrity of the ballot box, preserve great works of art, and assess the damage mobile screens do to our eyes.

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Will data science and smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

Will data science and smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

November 30, 2018

Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Computer scientist Ehsan Hoque will use a new $1 million grant to explore the benefits and ethical risks of this type of tech.

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