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  Christopher Fang-Yen Receives European Union Horizons 2020 Funding
Christopher Fang-Yen, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded $357,327 over four years from European Union Horizons 2020 to conduct a study of lifespan and healthspan in the roundworm C. elegans, as part of the Ageing with elegans collaboration.
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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, researchers from Penn Engineering and the Perelman School of Medicine are revealing the changes in the brain at the root of the difference in mental maturity between an 8-year-olds and 22-year-olds.

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  Penn, University of California and Army Research Lab Show How Brain's Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control

Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, is senior author on the study which provides a mechanistic explanation for how the frontal cortex accomplishes cognitive control of thought, exerting control over trillions of individual neurons.


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.