Scientist of the Year honors a local scientist working on amazing projects that benefits the scientific world.
Not only does this category focus on local scientists that change the world outside of Philadelphia, but on amazing people that give back to the city’s innovative scientific community.
When she’s not ballroom dancing or mentoring students, this associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and the GRASP Labat the University of Pennsylvania is exploring the potential of tactile technologies (haptics) – from high five-ing robots that can tell you something is “fluffy,
A professor of fashion design at Drexel University, Genevieve Dion explores the frontier of wearable technology, creating high-tech textiles using digital fabrication and computerized knitting machines. This year, she presented at TEDxPhilly and was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.
In January, Dr. Ted Daeschler, paleontologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, published a scientific paper about a key link in the evolution of hind limbs, an important discovery linking fish and land-dwelling tetrapods. The new fossil materials he uncovered from the ancient fish species Tiktaalik roseae are a key link in the evolution of hind limbs.