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During a Maymester trip with the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, nuclear engineering student, Misael Carlos Vera, spoke with locals about their health care needs as part of his research for the group venture, MoraSine. This venture is working with health care partners in Kisumu, Kenya, to learn about current processes and availability of blood test results in their effort to improve accessibility and affordability of testing to all. Their proposed device – a smart phone tool that takes a complete blood count – could help rural health care facilities take more preventative medical action when abnormalities appear.
Learn more about HESE on page 31.
16 Partners for the final frontier
17 Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety
18 Cross-campus collaboration
21 $1.2 million NSF grant funds interdisciplinary Child Study Center project
22 Designing sustainable homes on Mars and Earth
24 Developing a system of robotic frost protection in orchards
25 Analyzing design team interaction
26 Find out more ways Penn State engineers are making a positive difference in society
28 Student-engineered rocket creates launchpad for experience
29 Penn State team earns top spot in international Kaggle hackathon
30 Augmented reality brings THON to Children’s Hospital
31 Student diversity strengthens program’s impact and reach
35 Penn State startup wins $367K in pitch competition
35 Ned Brokloff named defense research liaison for Engineering
36 Outstanding Engineering Alumni
37 Electrical engineering alumna
wins Engineering Emmy Award
38 Spotlight: Susan Fullerton
39 From Your President
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