August E-News 2010

August 2010





In the News
Advances in Scattering Probes for Materials, MRS Bulletin, July

Le Monde Interviews Prof. Cont (in French), Le Monde, July 2

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Faculty in the News

Several publications featured the work of Columbia Engineering professors this month, including a story in National Geographic that explores Klaus Lackner's research on using artificial trees to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (his rendering is above); National Public Radio interviews Roger Anderson on the geology of the gulf oil spill; V. Faye McNeill is quoted in a Science and Technology story on aerosols in the air; Science Nation quotes Patricia Culligan on Columbia's green roofs; and Science Today has a video interview with Elisa Konofagou.


Professor Billinge Wins Hanawalt Award
Professor Simon J. L. Billinge has won the J.D. Hanawalt Award from the International Center for Diffraction Data for his contribution to the field of powder diffraction. MORE

Lifetime Achievement for Prof. DiMaggio
Frank DiMaggio, the Carleton Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, has won the Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). MORE


VIDEO: Jasmine Bridges: Ph.D. '10 ME
Bridges, of Tacoma, Wash., recently graduated with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has worked at Boeing and her life's goal is to become an astronaut. WATCH


Café Science, Aug. 9
Do President Obama's Achievements Really Influence Young People? - Exploring the Science of Role Models, with Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, assistant professor of psychology.  MORE


Engineering Career Fair
Friday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Help the next generation of SEAS graduates enter the working world - Invite your firm to the 2010 Columbia University Engineering Consortium Career Fair! Please share this invitation with your Human Resources department.  They can contact Patrick Smith at 212-854-5496 or for registration information.

CEYA Summer Happy Hour
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (EST)
Join CEYA and CCYA for the last young alumni happy hour of the summer. Enjoy a two-hour open bar with fellow Columbia graduates at Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th St. Register

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Introduce us to hiring managers or human resource recruiters by contacting Patrick Smith in Employer Outreach at or 212-854-5496. If you have internship or full-time opportunities to post, you can list them on LionSHARE CCE's online job and internship database, which is open to students and alumni.

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