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Six projects receive Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards

This year’s Innovative Teaching and Learning Award winners will give Cornell students a host of new opportunities and experiences, thanks to faculty grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

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Discovery in gallium nitride a key enabler of energy efficient electronics

Gallium nitride, a semiconductor that revolutionized energy-efficient LED lighting, could also transform electronics and wireless communication, thanks to a discovery made by Cornell researchers.

Cornell partners with MTA to jump-start transit innovation

The “New Day at the MTA” conference, co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and the Empire State Development Corporation, explored solutions for an aging transit system that moves 8.6 million people a day.

Missing electrons reveal the true face of a new copper-based catalyst

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell, Harvard, Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has resulted in a reactive copper-nitrene catalyst that pries apart carbon-hydrogen bonds and transforms them into carbon-nitrogen bonds, a crucial building block for chemical synthesis.

Study explores moth brains to improve drone flight

Silvia Ferrari, the John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a grant to study the brains of moths with the goal of improving drone flight.

Three faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

Matthias Liepe, James Sethna and Huili Grace Xing are among the 168 fellows elected this year.

Cornell Neurotech lecture to feature Caltech scientist

The Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 26, will feature renowned neuroscientist David J. Anderson of Caltech, who will discuss “Neural Circuits Controlling Innate Social and Defensive Behaviors.”

Materials research center announces fall JumpStart funding

Four New York state companies have been selected for the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with faculty members to develop their products.

Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids

Cornell researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush – and back again.