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Fossil footprints tell story of prehistoric parent’s journey

Human tracks at White Sands National Park record more than 1.5 kilometers of a journey and form the longest Late Pleistocene-age double human trackway in the world.

Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts

Engineering professor Max Zhang has been awarded a NYSERDA grant to determine efficient solar farm array configurations so the state can avoid land-use conflicts or spoiling precious agricultural space.

New Jeep ad supports Carl Sagan Institute initiative

The Carl Sagan Institute is getting a boost from an unexpected source: Fiat Chrysler Automotive. The company’s ad for its new Wrangler 4XE plug-in hybrid features the late astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” monologue and images.

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Klarman fellow models black hole collisions, studies effects

Vijay Varma, a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in physics, is using his three-year appointment to research gravitational waves and their sources, which include black holes and neutron stars.

Grant supports development of efficient offshore wind farms

A new interdisciplinary research project is designed to unlock the power of wind energy by optimizing the spacing between wind turbines and wind turbine arrays to maximize power production.

Kessler Fellows internships completed amid trying times

This year, the College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows Program had to navigate summer internships amid a global pandemic, but the program’s staff was able to place all 13 students in summer programs.

Scientists aim to broaden knowledge of volcanoes

A research team from Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has received a $1.4 million grant from NASA to lead a study of how volcanic ash from past eruptions affected the Earth.

CCMR JumpStart program funding three NYS companies

Three New York state companies have been chosen to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with faculty members to develop and improve their products.