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Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

The College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising this year, honoring Samantha Sheppard, recipient of the 2021 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; and Jun “Kelly” Liu and Phillip Milner, recipients of the 2021 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award, among others.

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In the emptiness of space, Voyager 1 detects plasma ‘hum’

As Voyager 1 – launched in 1977 – zips through interstellar space more than 14 billion miles away, it has detected the constant drone of plasma waves.

Nano-sized McGraw Tower features 161 steps, chimes

Ed Camacho of the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has created what is thought to be the world’s smallest rendition of Cornell’s iconic McGraw Tower – complete with its 161 interior steps, two sets of stairs and 21 bells.

Shaoyi Jiang: protective materials that mimic water

Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D. ’93, the Robert S. Langer ’70 Family and Friends Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, discusses his research on functional zwitterionic materials for biomedical and engineering applications.

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Engage public, explore methods to secure NYS green energy

Solar-power developers should explore using lower-quality agricultural land and engage communities early to meet NYS green energy goals.

Alumni return to Cornell as key faculty in university initiatives

Judy Cha, Ph.D. '09, and Alex Kwan, Ph.D. '09, will bring to their alma mater expertise in nanoscale materials and cellular-resolution optical imaging, respectively.

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Agrawal, Hanson elected to National Academy of Sciences

Anurag Agrawal, professor of environmental studies, and Maureen Hanson, professor of molecular biology and genetics, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy has announced.

Making space: creating a female culture in STEM

Karina Popovich ’23 is working with female students across Cornell and at universities around the country to empower more young women to imagine themselves as engineers and pursue STEM degrees and careers.

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Study highlights promise of 3D printing for electrochemical reactors

A Cornell Engineering-led study highlights the benefits of using 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, to significantly improve cost, yield and efficiency of electrochemical reactors.