Cornell Atkinson announces 2023 postdoctoral research fellows

Four next-generation scholars have been chosen as Cornell Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellows, forwarding projects focused on food security, energy transitions, One Health and climate change.

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Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – six of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Whitcomb receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

For strengthening national defense through his research and for mentoring students, systems engineering professor Clifford Whitcomb received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on civilian employees of the U.S. Navy.  

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New Visions shows high schoolers their engineering future

For the past five years at Cornell, New Visions has provided local students the opportunity to explore engineering careers and perform research activities typically experienced by college students.

Cornell, NYSEG pilot app to help consumers moderate electricity use

In a new pilot run by Cornell and NYSEG, participants will pay a flat rate for their electricity bill and use an app that provides information about how to reduce electricity use and costs.

The Wardrobe provides attire for ‘any student, any opportunity’

Hundreds of students borrow professional clothes from the Wardrobe each semester, for reasons ranging from convenience to financial need.

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

Soft robots harness viscous fluids for complex motions

Researchers designed a new system of fluid-driven actuators that enable soft robots to achieve more complex motions, leveraging the very thing – viscosity – that had previously stymied their movement.

Researchers flip the switch on electric control of crystal symmetry

A Cornell-led collaboration has for the first time used voltage to turn on and off a material’s crystal symmetry, thereby controlling its electronic, optical and other properties – a discovery that could have a profound impact on building future memory and logic devices.