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BOOM!

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 […]

In Sandy’s wake

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 […]

Something Grace whipped up

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 […]

Crop art

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.”

ILR site tops 5 million downloads

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 […]

Gripping video

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 […]

RoboEraser

Watch as a robot made of Legos and magnets erases a white board. Roomba for the classroom!

In the dough

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 […]

Agua for Atima

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 […]

Consumer Camp

Brian Wansink and David Just of the Food and Brand Lab will lead Consumer Camp 2012, Thursday, May 31, 1 to 4 p.m., in 102 Mann Library. Free and open to all. Or watch the event online free; register here. This year’s theme: “Nudging Nutrition: From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better.” The program: 1 -2 p.m.: […]

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