3-D printing improves cell adhesion and strength of PDMS polymer
Combining two different polymer forms can switch manufacturing of silicone parts from molding, casting and spin coating of simple forms to 3-D printing of complex geometries with better mechanical characteristics and better biological adhesion, according to a team of Penn State researchers. >>  
Researchers receive _3.7 million grant to further national BRAIN initiatives
Researchers receive $3.7 million grant to further national BRAIN initiatives

Two Penn State professors are collaborating to bring real-world solutions to better understand neuroimaging signal through the support of a $3.7 million National Institutes of Health Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative  grant focusing on resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging. >>
Judith A. Todd
ESM department head elected to ASM International Board of Trustees

Judith A. Todd , P.B. Breneman department head chair and professor of engineering science and mechanics, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of ASM International. >>
Repetition key to self-healing_ flexible medical devices
Repetition key to self-healing, flexible medical devices

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth. >>
Nanowear named Innovation Champion of Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
Nanowear named Innovation Champion of Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Nanowear Inc., cofounded by Vijay K. Varadan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, was recently named the Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which pairs leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to develop innovative technology solutions that improve the way people access and manage healthcare.
Patrick Drew
Understanding how neurovascular coupling changes during postnatal development

Penn State researchers have received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to determine how the communication between neurons and blood vessels of the brain changes from postnatal development through adulthood, which would enable the use of hemodynamic imaging to study neural activity, plasticity and neurodevelopmental disorders in infants, children and animals. >>
Robert Pangborn

Robert Pangborn, Penn State's vice president and dean for Undergraduate Education, and his wife, Ann, have established an endowment aimed at helping Penn State students overcome financial roadblocks in order to graduate on time. >>
CT scans of infant brains. Scan on the left shows infant_s brain before endoscopic surgery _ETV-CPC_. Scan on the right shows 12-month postoperative scan of the same infant_s brain.

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections, according to an international team of researchers, but endoscopy may have fewer down-the-line complications. >>
  • Abby Dodson ('12 E SC) receives Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Young Alumni Achievement Award >>
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APRIL 10  
College of Engineering Research Symposium >>

MAY 31-JUNE 1  
ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion >> 
2018 Early Career Recognition Award

The ESM Early Career Recognition Award recognizes alumni who graduated in the past 10 years who have distinguished themselves at work and/or in their community.

If you would like to nominate someone, please submit the nomination form as early as possible so we have adequate time to contact the listed references for letters of support.

The deadline for completed nominations is March 16. 

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