Catch some of Cornell’s brightest science and engineering students at BOOM (Bits On Our Minds) April 3.
The 16th annual student research showcase features projects ranging from a Wikipedia-based “6 Degrees of Bacon” game to software that reads human emotion.
Also: a light bulb that emulates the changing intensity of the sun over the course of the day and year; robot planes, robot submarines and more pedestrian robots; a smartphone app to help you keep track of the time spent on tasks; and lots of games and grown-up toys.
Seven students in Cornell’s Urban Semester program in New York City have written about the impact of living and studying in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, collected here.
Urban Semester immerses students in New York City through classes, internships and community service. Many of them work with hospitals, churches and other community agencies, which has given them a firsthand look at how Sandy affected some of Manhattan’s most vulnerable populations.
Fiber Science & Apparel Design student Grace Choi ’14 competed in the Domino Sugar All American Classic Edible Fashion Runway Competition Oct. 6 at Ithaca Mall. Four undergraduate fashion students were each paired with a pastry chef to create a garment using only sweet supplies like sugar and fondant. Choi and baker Kim Simons designed a dress inspired by abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. They took second place at the event, which raised funds to fight domestic violence.
Students in Marcia Eames-Sheavly‘s Art of Horticulture class took to the Ag Quad Sept. 5. According Lourdes Rios ’14, the class “aims to present its students with a wide array of media that in some way integrates art and plants” and “used ourselves as the media.”
Visitors to DigitalCommons@ILR – a repository of almost 16,000 workplace-related documents – have clicked “download” more than five million times.
Featuring the work of ILR School faculty and researchers, DigitalCommons@ILR launched in 2004 and includes collections of externally produced material selected by ILR’s Catherwood Library.
Content ranges from the 2002 collective bargaining agreement between the Amityville (N.Y.) Union Free School District and the Amityville Teachers Association to “The Evolution of Unemployment Relief in Great Britain” by ILR’s George Boyer, professor of labor economics.
The most frequently downloaded document, co-authored by ILR Associate Professor Jack Goncalo: “The Bias Against Creativity: Why People Desire But Reject Creative Ideas.”
This video about the universal robotic gripper invented by Hod Lipson and graduate student John Amend – who also made the video – will receive a first-place award at the Global Polymer Innovation Expo in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 27 for its ability to communicate research to the nonscientific mind and to create a tool to accelerate the commercialization of the products.
A raw, chocolate-covered, fruit-filled cookie dough treat took top prize at a national product development competition. Created by Cornell food science students in a team led by Claire Aucella and David Cullinan, Dough TEMPtations was a winner at the annual Institute of Food Technologists meeting, June 25-28 in Las Vegas. They were among more than 60 Cornell students to compete this year.
On June 23, in the northern Honduran town of Atima, a small crowd gathered to inaugurate AguaClara water treatment plant No. 8. AguaClara is a student engineering team that designs sustainable water treatment systems in resource-poor communities in Honduras. Read about the celebration and AguaClara faculty leader Monroe Weber-Shirk’s reflections on transitioning AguaClara from technology development to a shared focus on global deployment.