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Discovery opens door for novel thermoelectric materials

A Cornell-led team of engineers has discovered a crystalline material with ultralow thermal conductivity – thus, the ability to turn heat into electricity.

Kirstin Petersen wins Packard Foundation fellowship

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among 22 early-career researchers honored with a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Ag-to-energy farmland use is focus of new $2.4M grant

The USDA and the NSF have awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to a team of Cornell researchers who will study how ag-to-energy land-use conversions could impact food production.

Stressing metallic material controls superconductivity

Cornell researchers have helped find a way to control superconductivity in a metallic material by stressing and deforming it.

Wikipedia edit-a-thon Oct. 6 to honor women in STEM

Cornell University Library will host “Ada Lovelace Day: Women in the Sciences Edit-A-Thon,” Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in Mann Library, ahead of an international celebration honoring women scientists.

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Symposium bridges cancer research across Cornell

The second annual Intercampus Cancer Symposium, Oct. 11 at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, will highlight the wide range of cancer research taking place at Cornell’s Ithaca campus and at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Researchers raise the temperature for exciton condensation

New Cornell research is pointing the way toward an elusive goal of physicists – high-temperature superfluidity – by exploring excitons in atomically thin semiconductors.

AAP-Cornell Tech partnership crosses disciplinary boundaries

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning is partnering with Cornell Tech on a pilot program that sends master’s students in matter design computation to the New York City campus for a semester. 

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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