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Assistant professors Damek Davis, Christina Delimitrou and Robert A. DiStasio Jr. have won 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

New Cornell research shows that traditional physics labs can have a negative impact on students, while nontraditional, inquiry-based labs can improve student performance and engagement.

Chemistry professor Geoffrey W. Coates has received the 2020 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest from the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society.

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Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D. ’93, has been named the first Robert S. Langer ’70 Family and Friends Professor at Cornell. Jiang’s wife, Qiuming Yu, Ph.D. ’95, also will join the Cornell faculty.

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Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D. ’93, has been named the first Robert S. Langer ’70 Family and Friends Professor at Cornell. Jiang’s wife, Qiuming Yu, Ph.D. ’95, also will join the Cornell faculty.

Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, will join Virginia Tech as the inaugural vice president and executive director of its new Innovation Campus, following completion of his second term as dean June 30.

Cornell Engineering has announced winners of its Scale-Up and Prototyping Awards, which give teams of engineering faculty and students up to $40,000 to commercialize startup technologies.

A new Technology Leadership certificate program, offered through eCornell, will give technology professionals the interpersonal and professional skills to manage teams successfully. 

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The Spitzer Space Telescope – with its Cornell-developed infrared spectrograph instrument – has been peering through murky cosmic dust to study the distant heavens. The mission ends Jan. 30.