News: Student Stories

Game time: Robotics students showcase robots that drive, fly, and play Jenga

May 17, 2018

Last week, students in the graduate-level Robot Systems Programming course showcased robotics projects in demonstrations at the Homewood campus. Students designed, built, and programmed robot systems that can perform a variety of tasks, including self-driving cars and flying drones. Even the game-playing robots showcased skills that have important applications for modern technology.

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Serendipity Leads to Simpler Method for Analyzing DNA

December 1, 2017

Unintentional scientific breakthroughs are not entirely uncommon, but the knowledge gathered from serendipitous discoveries brings a certain kind of excitement and inspiration to investigators about their research. Sarah Friedrich, INBT PhD candidate; her colleagues; and her mentor, Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, experienced this excitement when they unintentionally discovered a new method that drastically improves the process of testing DNA.

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