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  Eye-on-a-Chip Represents New Way To Do Disease Research
 
Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor OF Bioengineering, and other Penn researchers, are paving a different way forward with a new kind of device: an "organ-on-a-chip." These small plastic chips contain microfluidic channels, carefully designed so that human cells can grow in them in a way that simulates the environments they would normally inhabit in the body.
 
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  Dennis Discher Named 2015 AAAS Fellow
 
Dennis E. Discher, the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), "for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the effects of matrix and cytoskeletal physical properties and forces on cell physiology and stem cell development."
 
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  Penn Engineering prof maps brain changes between childhood and adulthood
 

In a study led by Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine are looking for ways to refine the process of surgically treating epilepsy by looking at networks of electrical activity in the brain just prior to the onset of a seizure.

 
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  Beth Winkelstein Receives 2016 ASME Van C. Mow Medal
 
Beth Winkelstein is the recipient of the 2016 ASME Van C. Mow Medal. The annual honor "is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of bioengineering through research, education, professional development, leadership in the development of the profession, mentorship to young bioengineers, and with service to the bioengineering community."
 
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Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB) on October 1, featured eight Penn Engineering professors who discussed, in less than 100 seconds, research, personal passions, or any other topic that interested them. View videos from the lectures here.

Y-Prize Competition 2015–2016

We have selected three exciting new technologies created by Penn researchers, and now it’s your turn to propose the best commercial applications. We invite you to unleash your creativity, build your entrepreneurial skills, and team up with some great people along the way.Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 28th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Smilow Center for Translational Research. The winner will receive $10,000 and licensing support to help launch their business. Three finalists teams will each receive $2,500. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.

Undergraduate Clinical Experience

In the course "Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering" (BE 400), students receive what few undegraduates in united states ever have the opportunity to experience: a chance to shadow renowned physicians for 10 weeks as they treat patients, perform surgeries, and diagnose disease.