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  • REACT’s 2017 Cohort’s summer at GIANT ends with applause Our nine students at GIANT finished their summer research program in Grenoble on July 28.
  • REACT PI receives Invited Professorship position for 2018 Russ Composto was awarded a 1-month Invited Visiting Professorship to be used during the summer 2018 from the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA).
  • GIANT hosts REACT Prototyping Workshop The 2017 REACT cohort at GIANT was challenged with a workshop that started with a quick overview of SheterBox’s disaster relief mission to deploy emergency tents.
  • REACT Fellow Featured in Penn Engineering Blog Neha Manohar joined REACT in 2016. Currently she is at GIANT in France to work with two French partners, Drs. Giovanna Fragneto at the Institut Laue-Langevin and David Riassetto at LMGP.  Read what Neha has shared with Penn Engineering about her time in REACT thus far, including her experience hosting one of the Grenoble students ...
  • French Students Start in Penn REACT Labs On May 30, 2017, five REACT labs welcomed students from Grenoble into their groups. These students are from three institutions (IUT – Grenoble Alpes University, INAC-CEA-Grenoble and Phelma INPG – Grenoble Institute of Tech).
  • REACT undergrads and Fellows at GIIP 2017 Nine REACT students started their research experience in French REACT partners’ labs at GIANT in Grenoble, France on May 22, 2017.
  • Summer Tent Team Enabled by CURF Grant REACT Co-PI, Daeyeon Lee, was awarded funding from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships to support a team of Penn undergraduate researchers during summer 2017. A cross-disciplinary team of six undergraduates from the Penn Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, with majors including Architecture, Biology, Chemistry and Bioengineering, are pursuing the design ...
  • Congratulations to REACT folks … Congratulation to Dr. Tagbo Niepa, Professor Daeyeon Lee, and undergraduates Brielle Weiner & Jane Shmushkis.
  • Tips from Industry The second Solvay Connections event gave REACT Fellows an opportunity to have frank conversations with Solvay scientists about working in industry.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes delegation visits REACT REACT was pleased to be part of a multi-day, Philadelphia-area visit from leaders in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in France to celebrate 10 years of partnership between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.  The tour included a reception at City Hall on November 29, 2016 and a visit to learn more about Penn’s REACT ...
  • REACT welcomes the cohort of graduate student fellows for 2017 The incoming cohort of REACT Fellows was finalized in November. These eight new Fellows will join the ACT 1, 2 and 3 teams for an expectedly productive and exciting 2017. Congratulations to the below recipients of our 2017 REACT Fellowships. ACT 1: Evan Dolling (Dept: Materials Science, Lab: S. Yang), Emily Lin (Dept: Chemical and Biomolecular ...
  • Sharing REACT opportunities at BMC and Villanova REACT partners with Bryn Mawr College and Villanova to make the international summer research at GIANT available to BMC and Villanova undergraduates. Our 2016 BMC and Villanova participants, along with REACT graduate student and postdoc Fellows, gave talks at these institutions to share their research and summer 2016 experiences with undergraduates interested in research opportunities ...
  • Bryn Mawr College REACT student returns to GIANT Alena Klindziuk, now a senior in the Physics Department at Bryn Mawr, impressed her French collaborators during her 10-week REACT-GIANT GIIP internship during the summer of 2016. Shortly after her completion of her summer work, she was asked to come back to Grenoble to help collect polarized neutron reflectometry data at the Institut Laue-Langevin with ...
  • A summer well spent for the 2016 REACT Grenoble cohort! Congratulations to David Ring for receiving recognition for Best presentation among the 27 final presentations of the GIANT International Internship Program participants and to Ted Trigg and Tagbo Niepa for honorable mentions! As part of the final week of the program, fellows Stephanie Barrow, Tagbo Niepa, David Ring and Edward (Ted) Trigg, along with undergraduates ...
  • First US REACT cohort joins the GIANT International Internship Program (GIIP) in Grenoble Fellows Stephanie Barrow, Tagbo Niepa, David Ring and Ted Trigg, along with undergraduates Gabe Angrand, Alena Klindziuk (Bryn Mawr College), Eric Schwartz, Brent Studenroth (Villanova) and Robert Tannebaum started their 10-week research experience in Grenoble, France on May 23, 2016. See their project titles and follow their weekly video highlights.
  • Penn’s REACT team welcomes four Grenoble students for summer 2016 Maxence Bouvier, Julia Capdeville, SunJae Lee and Christophe Lutz have started their research at Penn. We look forward to their contributions over their 10-week stay (May 31-August 5). See their projects and host labs.
  • French REACT Partners awarded ANR four-year grant ANR logoThe French National Research Agency (ANR) cooperates with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to finance the French teams selected by the two countries as part of the PIRE “Partnerships for International Research and Education” call for proposals issued by the NSF. The public announcement of funding for Patrice Rannou and his GIANT colleagues was ...
  • Penn Leads International Collaboration to Re-engineer Disaster Tents Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.
  • Water Management for Disaster Response Penn Material Science and Engineering seniors, Sonya Kripke, Gracie Salmon, and Jason Woo are tackling water management for disaster response for their Senior Design project. Under the guidance of Professor Karen Winey and other REACT faculty, the team will develop a novel solution to a water management issue that they identify as relevant, meaningful and ...

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