Columbia Engineering for Humanity

From its origins in 1864 as a school devoted to metallurgy and mining, Columbia Engineering contributed to the growth of a rapidly industrializing nation, and its graduates and faculty went on to transform entire industries with developments such as early steamboat technology, medical X-ray technology, FM radio, and the processes needed for mass production of antibiotics.

Today, Columbia Engineering is continuing that tradition of pushing the frontiers of engineering to address key needs of humanity and setting a bold path forward for the future. As technology moves at a rapid pace and transforms every area of human endeavor, engineering embraces the unprecedented opportunity to bring creative solutions to bear on the challenges of our time.

In spring 2017, we unveiled a strategic vision for our School – Columbia Engineering for Humanity. This vision articulates our long history and current efforts to further innovative research that has a positive impact and helps to create a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity. It is exemplified by the diverse and pioneering work that our faculty, students, and alumni are pursuing across departments and disciplines and in partnership with sister schools, institutes, government, and industry.

We have never been more optimistic about the role engineering can play in the service of society and in bringing those advances to populations across the country and around the world.

We invite you to take a look at Columbia Engineering for Humanity.

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