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Arthrobots & Spiders: Why 6 Legs are Better Than 4

June 5, 2017

In a recent paper from Soft Robotics, a team of scientists including Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor George M. Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski presented a class of robots called "arthrobots." Why "arthrobots"? These soft robots mimic the musculoskeletal system of arthropods (spiders and insects, for example) and use pneumatic joints in their many-limbed prototypes. Read more about Arthrobots & Spiders: Why 6 Legs are Better Than 4

Advanced Laboratories (CHEM 100R & 165) Poster Session

Advanced Laboratories (CHEM 100R & 165) Poster Session

May 18, 2017

Maria Brouard, a spunky undergraduate studying Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, beamed next to her poster titled Synthesis of Erm Methyltransferase Inhibitors. She had only one problem with her final project: it didn’t have enough color. Just one red line, labeled “Toxic,” stood out from the black structural formulas, diagrams, and text. But Maria and her group, which included undergrad Curtis Wu and research mentor Zachary Zinsli, didn’t need color. Read more about Advanced Laboratories (CHEM 100R & 165) Poster Session

Jarvis Smith

Welcome Jarvis Smith!

March 27, 2017

Jarvis joins our Finance & Research Administration team as a Sponsored Research Administrator. Previously a Staff Accountant in the Office of the Vice Provost for Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Jarvis brings extensive experience in accounting and finance benchmarking, core business processes, and staff supervision. Read more about Welcome Jarvis Smith!