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Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

Mon, 11 Feb 2019

The toy prototype developed by a team of chemical engineering students is adapted for use by children of all abilities during a hospital stay.


New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

Fri, 01 Feb 2019

Rochester becomes the 11th local chapter of the national Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, bringing graduate students together across backgrounds and disciplines.


With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

One of the biggest challenges to controlled nuclear fusion has been the lack of accurate models to predict increased fusion energy yields. Now a Rochester team of more than 50 scientists has used “big data” to triple fusion yields.


Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

Fri, 25 Jan 2019

New Rochester research may help explain the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease, and it's all to do with how the brain pumps away waste.


The year of the laser

Fri, 28 Dec 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.


‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

Thu, 20 Dec 2018

Mechanical Design, also known as ME 204, has a reputation for being one of the toughest courses mechanical engineering students experience. And thanks to professor Chris Muir's approach to the class, it is also one of the most rewarding. In one of the final competitions, seniors Haley Wohlever, Leo Liu, and Crystal Kim must "walk the plank" to see how much weight their balsa wood structure can bear before it snaps into pieces.


Hajim School faculty members honored by ACM, IEEE

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) welcome four new fellows from the faculty of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Jim Zavislan named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

The associate professor of optics holds 63 U.S. and 151 foreign patents and his inventions have helped protect the integrity of the ballot box, preserve great works of art, and assess the damage mobile screens do to our eyes.


In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

Sat, 08 Dec 2018

Today's Rochester researchers are taking science developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to develop the next generation high-power lasers and to better understand the fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. 


Rochester represents at Nobel Prize ceremony

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Three scholars with ties to the University of Rochester received the Nobel Prize in their fields at the 2018 ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to both Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and her graduate advisor and former senior scientist Gérard Mourou, for work that paved the way for more compact and precise high-intensity laser systems. In addition, Paul Romer, a former assistant professor in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a shared Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in endogenous growth theory.