Penn Electric Racing (PER), a team of about 60 students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designs and builds electric speedsters to race in the Formula SAE Electric competition in Lincoln, Nebraska and in Formula North in Barrie, Ontario, each year.

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At a TED Institute Event, Marc Miskin Talks About “Tiny Robots with Giant Potential”

Mark Miskin, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, presented his microscopic robots, which are small enough to pass through a hypodermic needle, at TED@NAS, a TED Institute organized in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Miskin shared the stage with Paul McEuen, the Cornell physicist with whom he worked as a post-doctoral researcher, and the pair described how the robots could one day be “piloted” to battle diseases or study individual neurons in the brain. Read More

Advancing Women

More than 100 high school students and 30 teachers from across the country came to Penn for two days of panel discussions, lab tours, and keynote presentations as part of the fifth Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) conference. The gathering showcases STEM career options and allows high school students to interact with female role models like Alexa Murray (left), a GAINS volunteer and College of Engineering and Applied Science senior from Greenwich, Connecticut. Read More

The Perfect Storm

Lee Bassett, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, and his research team recently discovered a new quantum system in a two-dimensional material, which functions at room temperature and can be coupled to other devices. Read More

George Pappas Elected IFAC Fellow

George Pappas, UPS Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). The IFAC is a scholarly society devoted to the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering in diverse fields, including engineering, biological, social and economic systems. Read More

An Eye on Advanced Robotics

Kendall Queen has a clear vision of the future, and it includes giving sight to robots. “If we can create the technology that allows machines to understand the world around them, we can harness the power of robotics to effectively take on the difficult, dangerous or mundane tasks humans do. To get there, the key is computer vision,” says Queen, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Read More

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Penn Engineers Ensure Quantum Experiments Get Off to the Right Start

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At a TED Institute Event, Marc Miskin Talks About “Tiny Robots with Giant Potential”

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In Memoriam: Joseph Bordogna, 1933-2019

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ESE Seminar: “Engineering Quantum Processors in Silicon”

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ESE Seminar: “Safe Real-World Autonomy in Uncertain and Unstructured Environments”

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ESE Seminar: “Joint Wireless Communication and Sensing in Terahertz Spectrum”

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