February E-News 2010


February 2010 E-Newsletter





SEAS in the News

Students Can Build Digital Cameras, Focus On Science Lessons, NY1, Jan. 21

DOE Funds Prof. Shepard's Energy-Efficient Chip Effort, EE Times, Jan. 21

Prof. Bellovin on Panel: Can Google Beat China?, The New York Times, Jan. 15


Café Science

Informal discussions about pressing scientific questions of our day, led by Columbia experts. Next event:
Salt, Blood Pressure, and You, with physiologist and physician Qais Al-Awqati.
Feb. 8, 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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DOE Funds Energy-Efficient Chips

Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science has been awarded $2.8 million from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop energy-efficient computer chips. Kenneth Shepard, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, serves as the leader of the project, which aims to reduce electricity consumption by the technology sector. MORE



Magnet May Yield New Approach to Energy
In findings published in the journal Nature Physics, a team at Columbia University and MIT reports on a unique approach that may allow scientists to generate clean energy from fusion. MORE


VIDEO: Servicing the Hubble Telescope
NASA Astronaut, Mike Massimino '84 spoke to a full house of SEAS alumni, students, and faculty about his recent successful space mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE


Alum Injured in Haiti Quake
Christa Brelsford, BS’07 CEEM, is recuperating in a Miami hospital after losing her lower right leg in injuries sustained in the Haiti earthquake. MORE


EE Postdoc receives Best Paper Award
Electrical Engineering postdoctoral scientist David Hay received an IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award that he presented at the conference's Optical Networks and Systems Symposium. MORE


Engineers Week - New England Career Fair

Thursday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST) - Boston, Mass.
Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA MORE


Reach Your Goals is 2010: How to Define, Plan, and Achieve Them

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST)
Amy Brenna, efficiency coach for businesses and individuals
Successful people have one thing in common: They know how to identify achievable goals that will take them where they want to go. This seminar will help you identify and define career, academic, and personal goals, and then create a plan to achieve them. Start your new year off on the right foot. Register

Speed Networking for Engineers

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (EST)
During National Engineering Week, take the chain rule to the next level at Speed Networking for Engineers. Learn how to turn people you meet at networking events and other gatherings, and in random circumstances into your career advisors and supporters. Register

WEBINAR — What's Your Next Journey: Career Change Workshop For Alumni

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Do you feel it may be time for a career change but are not sure what you would do? In this workshop, participants assess their values, skills, interests, talents, and personality traits through helpful discussions, exercises, and career tools, including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and consider how results apply to the working world. Alumni will leave with a clearer sense of their career options and an action plan with next steps to take. Register






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