News & Events

Soft AE trainees give weekly talks for the University of Puerto Rico Humacao's PREM flyer image

Soft AE trainees give weekly talks for the University of Puerto Rico Humacao’s PREM (Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials) program from Oct. 19 – Nov. 9, 2023 over Zoom. [pdf]

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Soft AE trainees talked about material science and their own passions for research for NanoDay@Penn 2023 on Oct. 11.  Nearly 50 middle school students and their science teacher, Ms. Outlaw, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School participated in the session.

Watch Session here.

NRT group photo 09.08.23

Six new Trainees joined the Soft AE Program on September 1, 2023.

Advisory Board Member, Dr. Eckenrode-Stiffler, hosted a Soft AE field trip to Dow’s Spring House Farm on July 12, 2023. We learned about the onsite exposure and characterization of coatings at the Farm, as well as about Dow’s Collegeville-based Construction Chemicals and Digital teams’ work.

Paint Quality Institute front of building
People standing around a table of building materials

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The Soft AE Kickoff Symposium was held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, 10 am – 3:15 pm at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. The program and videos are here.

Aria, Kait and Felipe participated in the Nano4EARTH workshop (January 24-25, 2023) and, as part of the first of the trainees’ monthly meetings, discussed their impressions and the more generally the intersections of science and policy.

The Soft AE Program welcomed its first trainees, Felipe, Kait and Aria, in January 2023!

Penn’s NRT will participate in the larger network of NRTs to learn best practices (NSF NRT Annual Meeting, October 17-19, 2022)

Penn Engineering Today highlights new NRT (September 7, 2022)

NSF Announces 2022 NRT Awards (June 27, 2022)