Thursday, January 19, 2012

#RE2012 / Research Expo 2012 / Twitter Hashtag

We've created a Research Expo 2012 hashtag, #RE2012. The Research Expo website displays all twitter posts with #RE2012 and that gives us a quick and fun way to keep the Research Expo news stream fresh, as we lead up to the April 12, 2012 event.  (Here is the full Twitter feed for the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.)

The three main components of Research Expo:

Poster Session
Faculty Talks

"Microrockets Take Off In Acid" / Joseph Wang research in Chemical & Engineering News

NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and colleagues have published work on microrockets that run on acid. Chemical & Engineering News created a great video (embedded below) and wrote a story on the research: "Microrockets Take Off In Acid". This research was published (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja210874s).

The first sentence of Lauren Wolf's story in Chemical & Engineering News:
Microrockets—those tiny, self-propelled, tubular engines being developed to pick up and carry cellular and molecular cargo—can now operate in some natural environments.