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Y-Prize 2017-2018 Kick-Off

September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Steinberg-Dietrich Hall Rm 350

Y-Prize 2017-2018: NanotechnologiesThe Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an existing new technology. This year’s competition centers around two new nanotechnologies from the labs of Haim Bau and Rob Carpick.

Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Tuesday, September 19, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at Steinberg-Dietrich Hall Room 350. Penn faculty will explain the technologies and share details about the contest. We also invite you to stay for a networking reception immediately following the presentations!

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6:30 p.m.–6:40 p.m. — Welcome & Introduction

Kathleen Stebe
Deputy Dean, Research & Innovation, Penn Engineering

Saikat Chaudhuri
Executive Director, Mack Institute;
Adjunct Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

6:40 p.m.–7:10 p.m. — About the Technology

Nanotribological Printing
Principal Investigator, Robert Carpick

Carbon Nanopipettes
Principal Investigator, Haim Bau

7:10 p.m.–7:20 p.m. — Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

Valentina Goutorova
Senior Associate Director, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

7:20 p.m.–7:30 p.m. — 2016-2017 Y-Prize Winner

Team VisiPlate

7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. — Networking Reception



Event Organizer

  • Y-Prize Planning Team