February 2011 e-News

February 2011


In the News

App Wrap: "SubwayArrival", NY1, Jan. 23 (with video)

School Helps Riverbank State Park Offer Free Wi-Fi to Shrink Digital Divide, DNAinfo, Jan. 19

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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

Office of Alumni and Development
Phone: 212-854-4472
Fax: 212-851-9981
Columbia Engineering Home

Columbia University marks the official opening of its new 188,000 square foot Northwest Corner Building. The innovative structure houses cutting-edge labs gathering together researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering, as well as a science and engineering library, lecture hall and café, completing the outlines of the University’s original Morningside Heights campus plan. MORE

Ralph Izzo To Speak at Class Day
Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President, and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group in New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker for Columbia Engineering’s Class Day ceremony on May 16. MORE


New Use for Nanoscale Transistors
An interdisciplinary team that includes electrical engineers from Columbia’s Engineering School has figured out a way to study single-molecule interactions using nanoscale transistors. MORE

Prof. Guo Leads Bone Strength Study
Biomedical Engineering Professor X. Edward Guo has produced a study finding that pre-menopausal Chinese-American women have far greater bone strength than their Caucasian counterparts. MORE

Memorial Service Planned for Prof. Gryte
There will be a memorial service for Prof. Carl C. Gryte on March 31 in the nave of St. Paul's Chapel. It will start at 2 p.m. and a reception will follow in the department reception area of 801 S.W. Mudd. MORE


VIDEO: Beyond the Classroom
Five of our engineering Ph.D. candidates discuss what they do in the city beyond their studies, and how these experiences make their stay here a unique one in many ways. MORE

When's the Next Train Coming?
Alex Bell, a Columbia EE grad student, has developed an iPhone app (coming soon for Droids and Blackberries) that uses crowd sourcing and mobile phone sensing to track NYC subway trains. MORE


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Alumni Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Feb. 2
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER — Details to follow

Café Science
6 p.m., Feb. 14

What's Happening to Tropical Forests: From Pixels to Policy, with Ruth DeFries.  MORE

Graduate Student and Alumni Wine Tasting: French Wines 101
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 17

Engineering graduate students and graduate (Master’s and PhD) alumni are invited to learn about French wine and food pairings at this special event held at Vyne Wine Bar, 82 West 3rd Street. REGISTER

Speed Networking for Engineers
7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 23
Alumni are invited to share insights about their industry with students and help them hone their networking skills in brief networking sessions held at Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall. REGISTER

SAVE THE DATE: Society of Women Engineers and Alumnae Networking Reception
Thurs., March 3
Further details to follow.


June 2 – June 5, 2011

Save the Date for Classes ending in 1 and 6!: We look forward to welcoming you back to campus! 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!
Thinking about attending Reunion 2011? Registration and a full schedule of events will be available in early spring. In the meantime, we encourage you to invite your Engineering friends and fellow graduates to join you for a weekend of fun and learning here on campus!
Mark your calendar now for June 2 – June 5, and watch for more details to be posted here and on our website in the coming months.


Alumni Career Development Webinar
Work on Purpose: Create a Career that Matters
Friday, Feb. 25, 12-1 PM (EST)
It is hard enough to find a job, how can you find one that matters? In this seminar, you'll learn to identify your skills, innate gifts, and what moves you deeply. You'll leave with a powerful framework and material to guide you to work with purpose, toward a purpose. MORE

IvyLife-Columbia Networking Events
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events Each Month
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife-columbia.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

Provide Internships for STEP Next Summer
Help SEAS students gain real life work experience by providing a summer engineering internship! Invite your firm to participate in the Science, Technology and Engineering Program. Please share this opportunity with your Human Resources department. Contact Patrick Smith at 212-854-5496 or ps2211@columbia.edu for registration information.

Share Job Leads
Introduce us to hiring managers or human resource recruiters by contacting Patrick Smith in Employer Outreach at ps2211@columbia.edu 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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