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New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

Wed, 02 May 2018

Lenses and mirrors with freeform rather than symmetric can lead to optical devices that are more effective than ever before. A new design method would eliminate the expensive trail-and-error needed to work with freeform optics.

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Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

Mon, 30 Apr 2018

A team of chemical engineering students from Rochester, in their second year building and competing with a vehicle powered only by chemical reactions, held their own against 20 other teams at this year's American Institute of Chemical Engineers regional conference.

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Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

Four undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing support for US students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.

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Why does ice make that sound?

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has led to a video with more than 8 million views and a collaboration between an acoustics expert and a climate scientist.

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Henry Kautz to direct intelligent systems division for NSF

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

In his three-year term at the National Science Foundation, Kautz will direct the agency’s support for research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

The University's annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Students tackle grand engineering challenges

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

Twelve students are the first to seek recognition as Grand Challenges Scholars by the National Academy of Engineering. The program asks the next generation of students to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society.

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New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

Researcher Mohammad Kazemi has proposed an entirely new concept for computer architecture to overcome the problems of heat transfer inherent in traditional microprocessors.

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Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

Margaret (Margo) Georgiadis, now with Mattel Inc. and formerly with Google, is a recognized thought leader on technology, innovation, and leadership.

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25 years of change in computer science

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

Marty Guenther has been there since the beginning, watching the Department of Computer Science grow and spearheading programs that support women students and connect all students to the increasingly global tech community.

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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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