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Ph.D. students design biology lesson for undergrads

Graduate students in six fields of study have designed an evolution lesson on speciation for undergraduate non-majors that applies active-learning techniques. The lesson was published in CourseSource.

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Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials

Cornell engineers have developed a new framework that makes the design of stretchy elastomers a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.

$1.5M gift launches Collins Fellowship supporting diversity

Cornell Engineering has established the Lance R. Collins Fellowship, created to support engineering graduate students from traditionally unrepresented populations, as well as honor its former dean of 10 years.

Braudy Foundation funds Phase II of dust and drought research

The Braudy Foundation – founded by Bob Braudy ’65, M.Eng. ’66, and his wife, Judi – has committed to funding a second five-year phase of a research collaboration between Cornell and Northern Arizona University.  

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Superfluid shows more surprising phenomena

A Cornell-led collaboration set out to study thermal conduction in the superfluid helium-3 and discovered a series of unexpected phenomena that reaffirm just how dynamic and unconventional the material is.

Striking pay dirt: Cornell soil soars to the space station

Morgan Irons is about to help make space-exploration history – and all she needed was a shovel and some dirt.

Alliance for Science expands mission with $10M reinvestment

The Cornell Alliance for Science is expanding its mission of science communication and advocacy and broadening its commitment to diversity and inclusion thanks to $10 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Researchers identify new type of superconductor

The history of superconducting materials has been a tale of two types: s-wave and d-wave. Now, Cornell researchers have discovered a possible third type: g-wave.

NSF to fund study on far-reaching algal bloom impacts

The NSF has awarded a $1.5 million grant for Cornell researchers to study the health dangers, changes in the lake food web and socioeconomic challenges when these algal blooms produce toxins.