Researchers pioneer ‘socioresilient materials’ field with NSF grant

Cornell Engineering faculty and alumni are reimagining design approaches to the materials that make up the world around us to mitigate unintended social and environmental consequences.

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Kessler Fellows accepts record cohort for 2023

The Kessler Fellows program has welcomed a record 20 students to its 2023 cohort. The group will spend the spring semester learning entrepreneurial basics in preparation for a fully funded summer internship at a startup.

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Returning solar panel production to US eases climate change

Domestic production of photovoltaic solar panels – now made in Asia – can speed up decarbonization and reduce atmospheric climate change faster, according to new Cornell Engineering research.

Partnership seeks greener mining of critical minerals

Cornell’s Greeshma Gadikota will partner with Stillwater Critical Minerals to develop environmentally rigorous techniques to help the company extract a steady supply of elements.

2023 Bethe Lecture: How fast is the universe expanding?

 Astrophysicist Wendy L. Freedman will describe the current state of cosmology and her work with the Hubble Space Telescope that has led to some of the most precise measurements of the Hubble constant made to date.

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Robot provides unprecedented views below Antarctic ice shelf

The Icefin team’s observations revealed more than a century of geological processes beneath the Ross Ice Shelf near where it meets Kamb Ice Stream, and will inform models of sea-level rise.

Made in the shade: Growing crops at solar farms yields efficiency

In the face of climate change, growing commercial crops under acres of solar panels is a potentially efficient use of agricultural land that can boost food production and improve panel longevity.

‘Swarmalators’ better envision synchronized microbots

A simple model that simultaneously simulates swarming behaviors and synchronized timing takes a step toward engineering microrobots and furthering our understanding of such phenomena in biology.

Postcards from Earth: Hologram project showcased at Intrepid

A yearslong effort to launch Cornell-made satellite technology into a neighboring solar system is making a terrestrial stop at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City with a new exhibit: “Postcards from Earth: Holograms on an Interstellar Journey.”