December 2009 E-News


December 2009





SEAS in the News

New technology cleans up coal with CO2, CNN, Nov. 30

Kid-friendly camera designed at Columbia makes worldwide debut, Spectator, Nov. 24

Castaldi Finds Key to Creating Clean Fuel From Coal and Waste, The Guardian (London), Nov. 15

Café Science

Informal discussions about pressing scientific questions of our day, led by Columbia experts. Next event:
The Birds and Underwater Bees: Sex Education in Animal Societies
Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecologist Dustin Rubenstein
Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m. at Picnic Market Cafe, 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd)
Space is limited; $10 cover (cash only) includes one drink
First Come, First Served
NO RSVP Necessary


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The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

510 Mudd Building, MC 4714
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Feniosky Peña-Mora, Dean

Engineering Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: 212-854-4472
Fax: 212-864-0104

Engineering Partners with ConEd 

Researchers at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University will work with Consolidated Edison Company of New York and others to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies that will help build a smarter, more efficient, more resilient national electric grid. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Con Edison $45 million for its Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project — one of 16 projects selected nationwide.

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Medical Physics Poised for Future
The countdown is on nationwide for students interested in pursuing a career in the burgeoning field of medical physics. MORE

Studying Ice to Crack Climate Change
Professors Haim Waisman and David Keyes have been awarded an $867,000 federal grant to study the fracture of polar ice sheets to better understand the effects of current climate change. MORE


Video: The Process of Invention
The Summer High School Program is offered every summer in conjunction with Columbia's School of Continuing Education. MORE

Photo Galleries: Receptions with Dean
Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora attended alumni networking receptions with the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. MORE


Engineering Forges Partnership in China
Columbia Engineering has partnered with Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the top-ranked universities in China, to collaborate in cutting-edge research in the field of genomics. MORE

Researchers Convert Biomass Into Fuel

EEE researchers have successfully discovered a beneficial use for CO2 in the conversion of organic materials into fuel. MORE
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SWE and Alumnae Networking Reception

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. (EST)
The Columbia Club, Prospect Room
15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Please join the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for an Alumnae Networking Reception.


Stand Out In The Crowd: Job Search Techniques For Alumni

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (EST)
The Center for Career Education at Columbia University
East Campus, Lower Level Conference Room

Have you just launched a job search or have you been searching for a new opportunity for some time? In this workshop, participants will learn how to fine tune their job searching techniques in this economy.  Discussions will include resume and cover letter basics, effective networking including the use of social media, and the Columbia University resources available to alumni.

Cost is $20 to attend.
Click here to register and for more information


Center For Career Education Webinar: The Art Of Effective Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, Dec. 15, noon (EST)
With Emily Seamone, Associate Director of Alumni Career Development at Columbia University's Center for Career Education

Are you in the process of job hunting and want to make sure you are prepared to negotiate your salary?  Or perhaps you are currently employed but feel you deserve a higher income?  Join this tele-seminar to learn how to figure out what you are worth in the current market, find the most up-to-date research figures, sell yourself, and discuss salary effectively in a variety of career-related situations.
Click here to register and for more information




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