Articles by Emily Offit
Change on the horizon for Computer and Information Science departmentThe Computer and Information Science department will launch a new class aimed at non-majors.
Senior Design Project winners to bring portable wind energy across the globeFour engineering seniors have worked since September to create a product they call Turbox, which can generate power in remote, off-grid locations.
Gamification motivates students, employees beyond the screenAt Penn, Legal Studies and Business Ethics professor Kevin Werbach uses gamification techniques to motivate his students.
For some students, hacking is more than a hobbyTwice a year, Penn hosts Penn Apps, the longest-running college-sponsored hackathon.
Students develop Penn InTouch additions for course registrationIf you are tired of flipping back and forth between Penn Course Review and Penn InTouch, three Penn students might have a solution.
Penn alumni win award at South by Southwest for 3D printer technologyBioBots provides a cheaper option for researchers who need to build 3D functional structures of living tissue.
Penn scholars lead development of the Internet of ThingsThe Internet of Things will connect everyday products, from toothbrushes to couches to doors, to the Internet — and Penn faculty are at the forefront.
Resources for innovation at Penn go beyond Pennovation CenterWith construction of the Pennovation Center underway, innovation is all the rage at Penn — but many may not know that support and funding has been long available through a variety of channels within the University.
Q&A with new dean of EngineeringVijay Kumar, a professor in multiple departments of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a researcher in robotics, is set to take the helm of the Engineering School when he replaces Glandt as dean beginning June 1. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with Kumar to hear about his plans for the future of the Engineering School and the field of technology.
JOKE ISSUE: Wharton establishes minimum GPAStudents who fall below the threshold will be automatically transferred to the College.
Dual-degree program launches between Graduate School of Engineering and Law SchoolUnlike going to law school, the one-year program will not license students to practice law, but will give them a legal background and training in their respective fields.
Hexagon senior society unites upperclassmen engineersThe society has already tapped its potential members, and its first recruitment event, called "a smoker," was held on Wednesday night. Within a week, Hexagon will welcome their newest group of members.
Printing the future of prostheticsFive Engineering seniors are changing the life of an 8-year-old boy while revolutionizing the field of 3-D printed prosthetics for their senior project.
Invisibility may be possible with nanotechnology
For female engineers, mentorship is keyAlthough only 20 percent of engineering students nationwide are female, mentorship builds bonds within the field that drive success.
Engineering faculty break boundaries with researchThe Penn Engineering school faculty are internationally known for their innovative research that is revolutionizing fields ranging from computer science to biology to animation.
Singh Center Director talks nanotechnologyThe Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with Scientific Director of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology Mark Allen to get an inside look at the Center's work.
PennApps team creates AdBlock for real lifeOne PennApps team has created an app could work like Adblock for real life — and could potentially make them big bucks in the near future.
New mobile app guides Penn students around campusCampus Maps, originally founded at the University of Maryland, uses an average of eight seconds to find directions for a campus location.