April e-News 2010


April 2010 E-Newsletter





In the News

Relacement Bones, Grown to Order in Lab, New York Times, March 28

Prof. Billinge: The Nanostructure Problem, Physics, March 25    
Keeping Math Whizzes Off  the Street - Wall Street That Is, Scientific American, March 5


Special Invitation

For Reunion Years and the Class of 2009 - Join the Class of 2010 as they celebrate their graduation from Columbia Engineering on Class Day! We would like to invite you to carry your class banner and march in the annual Parade of Classes at Engineering Class Day, Sunday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP or find out further details, please contact Scott Kelly, Alumni Programs Coordinator, at stk2110@columbia.edu.


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Spring Issue Features Alums & Students

This issue of Columbia Engineering magazine focuses on engineering and applied science leaders making an impact—alumni and students who have made their mark on this generation and hold the promise of doing so for the next. While we are highlighting only a small fraction of our present and future leaders, these men and women are standing on the shoulders of giants, those alumni of generations before us. MORE



Bringing Networks to Energy Conservation
Peer pressure could be a valuable tool to reduce energy consumption in urban residential buildings, according to a recent experiment with Columbia University students living in campus dorms. MORE

New York City Water Summit, April 9
Professor Kartik Chandran hosts the New York City Water Summit - in conjunction with several on-campus and off-campus groups and organizations - to explore water issues facing the city. MORE


Professor Grinspun Wins Sloan Fellowship
Computer Science Assistant Professor Eitan Grinspun has won a Sloan Research Fellowship for his research computing the movements of materials in our everyday world. MORE


VIDEO: Megan deBettencourt, BS '10 APAM
Megan deBettencourt has been involved with faculty research at Columbia since her second year at SEAS. She works on neuroscience research projects with Biomedical Engineering Professor Paul Sajda. MORE

Students to be at NYC Auto Show April 2-11
Knickerbocker Motorsports - formerly the Columbia University Formula Society of Automotive Engineers - is proud to announce that it will be attending the New York International Auto Show. MORE


Young Alumni Blue & White Gala, April 9
Please join Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA) for a special evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music and dancing. This is the last week to RSVP, so please click here.

Café Science, April 12
Of Mice and Men: The Hunt For Mood Genes, with Neurobiologist René Hen, Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, The New York State Psychiatric Institute & Research Foundation MORE

Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 3-6
Columbia Engineering wants you to join with classmates for a weekend of nostalgia, reminiscing with former classmates and professors, making new memories, and having lots of fun! Register


WEBINAR: Job Search Techniques for Alumni: Finding Employment in a Tough Market
Wednesday, April 21, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
During this workshop, which is appropriate for alumni of all ages, we will review general job search techniques and the latest trends from resume writing to networking. Register

Columbia Professional Networking Events
Networking Breakfast: First and Third Thursday of each month
CPN After Work: One evening each month. Full Calendar

WEBINAR: Take Control! Seven Steps to Becoming More Entrepreneurial about Your Career
Wednesday, April 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (EST)
We will go through several exercises to help you re-frame your every day job into the business of your life. You will leave the session with a tangible business plan for your career. MORE

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