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Wednesday, June 23, 2021


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Researchers work to increase speed, reliability of wireless communications

The development of millimeter wave communication technologies could improve the speed, latency and reliability of wireless communications significantly. Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a four-year, $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop machine learning and large-scale optimization-based schemes to advance this technology.  Full story

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Parenting teens: Is there an app for that?

Penn State researchers, with funding from the Mental Research Institute, are developing a smartphone app to promote positive, engaged family relationships that support healthy development for adolescents.  Full story

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Top Hat: Summer training opportunities 

Faculty, staff and students can register for summer training sessions in Top Hat, a cloud-based student engagement platform that leverages students' devices to increase in-class engagement and real-time feedback. Open office hours are also available throughout the summer.  Full story