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Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.


Pioneer urges women audio engineers to ‘raise your hands’ at every opportunity

Thu, 31 Oct 2019

During a recent master class, four-time Grammy Winner and Skywalker Sound director Leslie Ann Jones was impressed to find that nearly half of the University of Rochester students gathered were women.


The art and science of sound

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

The University’s $3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art recording studio, control room, mixing rooms, and sound design lab is a major milestone for Rochester’s now six-year-old audio and music engineering program.


Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Jessica Goodman and Alec Salminen each took first place at two recent University of Rochester research competitions that limited contestants to brief presentations geared toward general audiences.


What engineers and humanists can learn from one another

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

To Joan Shelley Rubin, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center, and Wendi Heinzelman, dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, engineering and the humanities are strongly connected.


Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year's winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.


New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.


Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Siena Facciolo ’19 and Chris Palace ’18 worked together on musical projects while students at the University of Rochester, and as alumni that work continues at the Rochester Fringe Festival.


Putting computer science to work curbing poverty

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

Growing up in Uruguay Fernanda Sesto ’23 was the only female student in her computer science-focused high school. At Rochester, she plans to continue using technology to tackle issues of social inequality.


The (drum) beat goes on for this musician engineer

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Combining her life-long love for music with her interest in technology led Sanaa Finley ’23 to feel “right at home” at Rochester.