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  • 04/28/2014

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Fifteen weeks ago, students enrolled in “MENG 491: Appropriate Technology in the Developing World” were given some daunting homework: do something to help the 1.5 million people who die each year...

  • 04/28/2014

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Khushi Baby, a team of undergraduate inventors, has been awarded Yale’s 2014 Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in...

  • 04/25/2014

    A Keepon Robot
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Just 11 inches high and looking like a cute yellow rubber snowman, Keepon sits on the desk next to the computer. “I have an idea that might help you,” Keepon says.

    Keepon is a...

  • 04/24/2014

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Mathematical models of collective animal behavior are the foundation for Hollywood’s depictions of Nemo’s schooling fish, Tolkein’s rampaging orcs, and The Lion King’s stampeding wildebeests...

  • 04/14/2014

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that'...

  • 04/10/2014

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Raymond Ma (Engineering) came to Yale so he could join the GRAB Lab, headed by Aaron Dollar, the John J. Lee Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Ray learned about...

  • 04/07/2014

    Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Almost 20 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. For patients in need of intestinal transplants, the wait is even more agonizing because countless healthy intestines are...

  • 02/06/2014

    Ice Core Sample
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Sipping hot drinks and willing spring to arrive, bundled-up Yalies have recently faced the freezing temperatures of the polar vortex and the blanketing snowfalls of the bombogenesis. But for one...

  • 01/27/2014

    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    On Friday, InnovateHealth Yale hosted its first ever "Global Health Hackathon," bringing together fifty students from across the University to brainstorm and pitch ideas for health-related social...

  • 01/23/2014

    Bulldog Racing Team
    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Each year, dozens of collegiate teams flock to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to compete in the International SAE Formula Hybrid Competition, a grueling four-day event where students race...

  • 01/15/2014

    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Students in this semester's "Green Engineering and Sustainable Design" seminar will find everything they need to succeed in their new classroom. Whiteboard? Check. Markers? Check. 3D printer,...

  • 12/23/2013

    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    It's not every day that a college semester project has the potential to save lives.

    Yet with each tweak and tinker in Joseph Zinter's Medical Device Design and Innovation course at Yale...

  • 12/03/2013

    Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    A 3D printer is sort of like a magic box, fueled by ingenuity.

    Load it with data and presto! Out pops a kneecap. Or a bike chain. Or a brain.

  • 11/07/2013

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    The pitch is thrown, the batter connects—crack! For a fraction of a moment, these two objects are stuck together, pulled together by adhesion energy and pushed apart by their own...

  • 11/07/2013

    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Two Yale students who have built a hybrid rocket engine are scaling up and readying their motor for flight.