Rose Eilenberg

PhD Student, Science Writer

Location icon United States of America

S. Rose Eilenberg is a fourth-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, acroyoga, and building Jewish community.

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

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