Rose Eilenberg

PhD Student, Science Writer

Location icon United States

S. Rose Eilenberg is a fifth-year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon the completion of her PhD, Rose aspires to become a science writer. In her free time, Rose enjoys outdoor activities, partner acrobatics, building Jewish community, and posting pictures of mold to her Instagram account

Biomineralization: protecting baby birds for 500 million years - The Tartan

Biomineralization is a 550-million-year-old process by which organisms make hard structural features. The eggshell of a domestic chicken is roughly 95 percent the mineral calcium-carbonate and about 3.5 percent organic material by weight. The incorporation of organic material and the specific nanostructure lead to mechanical properties that provide distinct advantages for the animals that produce them.

"Impossible" soy-derived burger looks and tastes just like meat - The Tartan

Like any good veggie burger, the "Impossible Burger," which was first sold in 2016, has a base of plant protein. Wheat protein (also known as gluten) provides the "chew", while potato protein is responsible for water retention, creating that juicy consistency, as well as the crispy seared exterior.

CEE researchers' geophonic sensors could help prevent falls - The Tartan

It takes a certain amount of time for a vibration to propagate through the floor and reach each sensor, depending on how far the sensor is from the location of the footstep. The system measures the difference in the time it takes for that signal to arrive at each sensor; with four sensors, it can figure out where a person is walking, accurate within about a foot.

for class

I created this podcast-style piece for my final project for my science writing class at CMU

Genetic association for left-handedness

About 90 percent of the human population is right-handed - this has been the case for the last 10,000 years. But what sets lefties apart? A new study published in the journal Brain has identified the specific genes that are related to which hand you prefer.

Straw Forward at Cafe Sci asks burning questions about plastic waste

Story and photos by S. Rose Eilenberg An interesting mix of generations milled around the lower level of the Carnegie Science Center on Monday, Feb. 4, eating, drinking and chatting. They were all there for Cafe Scientifique, a monthly program dedicated to creating a space for adults interested in science and technology to hear from experts, without the jargon, and ask questions.

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