Tufts University

Founded in 1852, Tufts University is a nationally ranked, student-centered research university with a global perspective, a thriving life sciences enterprise and deep scholarship in the arts and humanities.

Tufts, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, is both a research university and a liberal arts college – a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

Tufts has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and a European Center in Talloires, France, and the School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), School of Medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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As problems occur, rapid design adjustment will advance autonomous cars' abilities. Image of car with sensors via shutterstock.com

After fatality, autonomous car development may speed up

Sometimes a user's death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
Women are making inroads in the solar industry, but still represent only about 25 percent of the U.S. solar work force. www.shutterstock.com

Dear Hillary: Where are the women in your energy strategy?

Women are underrepresented in the energy sector at a time of rapid change and demand for new talent. Hiring more women could make energy companies more innovative and speed the shift to clean fuels.
What are America’s children learning in civics classes? USAG- Humphreys

Explainer: What is wrong with America’s civic education

Ninety-seven percent of high school seniors have studied civics in school. While they can recall facts, they are unable to apply that knowledge to current politics. Why is that?
A molecular beam epitaxy machine used to create semiconductor samples. John C. Bean (University of Virginia) and Tom Vandervelde (Tufts University)

Beyond silicon: the search for new semiconductors

As we reach the limits of what can be done with silicon, the search for new and improved superconductors is on.
Drawing and reality: designing a metamaterial pattern. On the left is the plan; on the right is the actual object. Bossard/Penn State/Flickr

Beyond invisibility: engineering light with metamaterials

We are beginning to be able to control very precisely how light interacts with matter, creating opportunities for invisibility, soundproofing and even earthquake damage prevention.

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