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Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

February 14, 2018

Teegarden joined the Institute of Optics in 1954 and served as its director from 1981 until 1987. He was also the first director of the University’s Materials Science program, and led the New York State Center for Advanced Optical Technology.

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Ching Tang inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ching Tang inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

January 29, 2018

Ching Tang is being recognized for his part in helping pioneer development of the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, found in today’s flat panel displays in computers, cell phones, and televisions.

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Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

August 10, 2017

A mechanical engineering student visiting from the University of Maryland, Ricardo Cardoza stretched himself—and the shape-memory polymers he worked with—in Mitchell Anthamatten’s chemical engineering lab this summer.

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Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

July 11, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).

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Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

Human-Computer Interaction class creates programs, apps to improve lives

May 19, 2017

Students in this class spend two months developing a technical product that could potentially be deployed in the wider world, with the goal of using computing to solve pressing problems in society.

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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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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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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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Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

April 14, 2017

Members of the fledgling Chem-E-Car team went head to head against powerhouse teams from Cornell and McGill at their first-ever regional competition last month. The event features vehicles students build from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.

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Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

Stronger terahertz waves allow safer detection of hidden objects

August 5, 2016

Terahertz (THz) waves are capable of sensing and imaging objects behind barriers, making them a promising tool for Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

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