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Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Chemical engineering major Tianhao Yu ’19 has a unique job this summer: testing organic light-emitting diodes that may help improve the screen displays of devices such as cell phones and televisions.

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Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

Thu, 10 Aug 2017

A mechanical engineering student visiting from the University of Maryland, Ricardo Cardoza stretched himself—and the shape-memory polymers he worked with—in Mitchell Anthamatten's chemical engineering lab this summer.

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Down to the wire for Team Meliora in $1M competition

Thu, 10 Aug 2017

The four 2017 graduates on Team Meliora are days away from learning if their project to build refugee housing from recycled plastic bricks will go from wildcard winner to finalist in the Hult Prize.

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Spectrometers are used in a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to astronomy to healthcare diagnostics. A new design using freeform optics upends more than a century of optical design.

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What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

Sat, 05 Aug 2017

Two undergraduates are spending their summer analyzing a recording that was first released nearly four decades before they were born.

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With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

Thu, 03 Aug 2017

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.

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Student follows liquid metal flow to build a better battery

Tue, 01 Aug 2017

Meghan Patrick '18 has spent her summer studying the use of liquid metal batteries on a scale large enough to power entire cities in conjunction with solar and wind power. Patrick is helping the lab figure out where to place ultrasound probes that can capture detailed measurements of how fluids flow in those batteries and how that affects their performance.

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Summertime is prime time for undergraduate research

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

What’s true for many faculty members is also true for college students. There’s no better time than summer—away from coursework and distractions of the school year—to take a deep dive into research.

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‘Be mindful of the purpose of our work’

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

When we look up at a Dutch vault, stretching our tape measures and talking about the construction, we are standing inside a dungeon. This silent, moldy room once held hundreds of lives stripped of dignity, respect, and humanity. Do we add anything to this gruesome narrative by studying the construction methods of a human trafficking enterprise that sought a 12 percent profit margin? Or are we missing the point? ... We are not missing the point. He is blessing our attempts to understand, and to safeguard a structure that without continued interest and stewardship, dies, and no longer tells its somber and important story.

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Students share research experiences in Ghana

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Hear from eight Rochester students spending this summer at a field school in Ghana. Led by Professors Renato Perucchio, Michael Jarvis, and Chris Muir, the students are studying the engineering, historical, and cultural aspects of the country's historic coastal forts.

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Congratulations to more than 40 students who received Hajim School and departmental awards at our 2016 commencement.

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