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President Obama cites Cornell's Diversity Programs in Engineering with mentoring award

President Obama cites Cornell's Diversity Programs in Engineering with mentoring award

December 20, 2011

Michelle Chavis and other Engineering students traveled to Washington D.C. to watch President Obama present the award to Engineering staff. read more

Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

Anonymous donor pledges $350M for NYC Tech Campus

December 16, 2011

Cornell has announced a historic gift in support of its proposal to establish an applied science and technology campus in New York City. It is the largest gift in the university's history. read more

MSE Innovation Prize winner: Rachel Dorin and runner up: Genggeng Qi

MSE Innovation Prize winner: Rachel Dorin and runner up: Genggeng Qi

December 14, 2011

Pose in front of Bard Hall with their certificates from the competition. read more

MSE Has A New Administrative Director

MSE Has A New Administrative Director

December 13, 2011

Heidi Hart-Gorman has joined Cornell as the director of administration for CBE and MSE read more

Advanced Materials Enabled Innovation Competition

Advanced Materials Enabled Innovation Competition

December 6, 2011

Sponsored by Jung-hyun Oh - SSCP read more

Professor Julie Nucci, Director of CIPT, talks about the successes of outreach

Professor Julie Nucci, Director of CIPT, talks about the successes of outreach

November 29, 2011

For the past decade, high school physics teachers from New York state and beyond have been the eager consumers of a Cornell-based outreach program designed to make physics engaging and accessible. read more

Professor Darrell Schlom publishes two papers in Science

Professor Darrell Schlom publishes two papers in Science

November 23, 2011

Publishing one paper in Science is never a small feat, but Professor Darrell Schlom has two papers he has co-authored featured in the current issue of Science. read more

Professor Richard Hennig Co-Chairs Organizing PASI 2012 - CMS4E workshop in Santiago, Chile

Professor Richard Hennig Co-Chairs Organizing PASI 2012 - CMS4E workshop in Santiago, Chile

November 2, 2011

The workshop titled, Computational Materials Science for Energy Conversion and Generation will take place in January, 2012 read more

Professor Emeritus Art Ruoff Selected as Distinguished Alumni Recipient

Professor Emeritus Art Ruoff Selected as Distinguished Alumni Recipient

November 2, 2011

by the University of Utah Alumni Association read more

NSF funds research on graphene ribbons

NSF funds research on graphene ribbons

November 1, 2011

Research into new applications for graphene, as well as supporting women who work in the field of nanoelectronics, will result from a new National Science Foundation grant to Cornell. read more

Graduate fellows promote sustainability learning

Graduate fellows promote sustainability learning

November 1, 2011

Supporting graduate students' research in renewable energy while allowing those students to hone their communication skills are the goals of a National Science Foundation graduate fellows program. read more

Chemically assembled metamaterials may lead to superlenses

Chemically assembled metamaterials may lead to superlenses

November 1, 2011

Scientists have used nanomanufacturing technology to create metamaterials with unusual optical properties that could lead to 'superlenses' able to image proteins and perhaps even make a 'Star Trek'... read more

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

Cornell submits NYC Tech Campus proposal Oct. 28

October 27, 2011

On Oct. 28, Cornell will submit its proposal to build a world-class technology campus in New York City. In partnership with Technion, the campus promises to spur economic development in the city. read more

NYC Tech Campus drives for sustainable net-zero impact

NYC Tech Campus drives for sustainable net-zero impact

October 24, 2011

The proposed New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will utilize solar and geothermal power to harvest as much energy as it consumes. In the parlance of energy experts, it will be 'net-zero... read more

NYC Tech Campus partnership generates excitement

NYC Tech Campus partnership generates excitement

October 20, 2011

Cornell and the Technion have received numerous expressions of support from entrepreneurs and academics in their partnership bid for the New York City Tech Campus. The proposal is due Oct. 28. read more

Afghanistan: 10 Years Later

Afghanistan: 10 Years Later

October 18, 2011

MSE graduate Phil Caruso revisits his experiences helping an Afghani Youth in the field. read more

Cornell, Technion will partner in NYC Tech Campus

Cornell, Technion will partner in NYC Tech Campus

October 18, 2011

Cornell and The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have announced a new partnership to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City, as outlined by Mayor... read more

Trustees unanimously endorse Cornell's NYC Tech Campus

Trustees unanimously endorse Cornell's NYC Tech Campus

October 17, 2011

As Cornell finishes preparing a proposal for a New York City tech campus, the board of trustees voted unanimously to endorse the plan during a special meeting Oct. 12. read more

Itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie: Disneyland exhibit goes nano

Itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie: Disneyland exhibit goes nano

October 17, 2011

The new Nanooze Lab at California's Disneyland allows guests to explore the very, very small. The Nanooze project was founded by Cornell Professor Carl Batt. read more

CU backs launch of 'Silicon Alley 500' in NYC

CU backs launch of 'Silicon Alley 500' in NYC

October 12, 2011

Cornell joins NYC-based tech star Next Jump as its exclusive academic partner to help launch a unique recruiting event to lure the East Coast's top minds and leading companies to the Big Apple. read more

Prof. Julie Nucci is on the NYS team for the next generation science standards

Prof. Julie Nucci is on the NYS team for the next generation science standards

October 3, 2011

Nucci works with New York and 19 other states to lead an important effort to improve science education for all students. read more

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors

October 1, 2011

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors and will be recognized this fall as a winner of the James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award. read more

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

September 10, 2011

In its 2012 rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks Cornell second in engineering science/engineering physics programs and fourth among biological/agricultural engineering programs. read more

Engineering Fair Dunk Tank

Engineering Fair Dunk Tank

September 9, 2011

Professors Darrell Schlom and Michael Thompson volunteered their time and dry clothing on Friday, September 9, 2011 to the Engineering student population. read more

JMC Cover Features Robinson and Hennig

JMC Cover Features Robinson and Hennig

September 1, 2011

Research imagery highlighted in a research paper by Professors Robinson and Hennig makes the cover of The Journal of Materials Chemistry. read more

Two MS&E Faculty Chairing Two National Meetings Next Year

Two MS&E Faculty Chairing Two National Meetings Next Year

August 30, 2011

Estroff chairs MRS and Schlom chairs APS read more

Snee seismograph records East Coast earthquake

Snee seismograph records East Coast earthquake

August 23, 2011

Cornell's seismograph, located in the lobby of Snee Hall, recorded the ground vibrations caused by the 5.8-magnitude quake, which took place just before 2 p.m. read more

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

Startup company drawn by Cornell expertise

August 9, 2011

A company that moved to Ithaca to be close to Cornell's expertise is ready to market a vibration-based power source for wireless sensors. read more