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.

Staff News

Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic’s impact on DNA

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish.

Peter Gierasch, planetary astronomer, dies at 82

Peter Gierasch, a Cornell astronomer whose mathematical models unveiled the tempestuous eddies and atmospheric tumult arising on other worlds, died Jan. 20 in Ithaca. He was 82.

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.

Chemist wins National Academy of Science award

Geoffrey Coates’ discoveries have revolutionized polymer recycling, materials for green hydrogen generation, and the synthesis of sustainable plastics.

Around Cornell

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.

Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

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.