January 2012 E-Newsletter

January 2012
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As chief technology officer, Henning Schulzrinne will guide the FCC’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. MORE 

VIDEOS: Columbia Engineering's TEDx Event

The day-long event brought to light ideas worth spreading. Some of the foremost minds on campus, including Columbia Engineering professors Elisa Konofagou, Kartik Chandran, Henning Schulzrinne and Eitan Grinspun, were among the impressive list of presenters. MORE


Prof. Konofagou Develops Single-Heartbeat Diagnosis for Arrhythmia

Thanks to a new study from Columbia Engineering School, doctors may now be able to diagnose in their offices non-periodic arrhythmias—noninvasively and at low cost—within a single heartbeat. MORE 

Prof. Xi Chen Wins Young Investigator Awards

Xi Chen has won a trio of young investigator awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Engineering Science. MORE


Prof. Chandran: Sewage Potential Limitless 

Kartik Chandran, an associate professor of earth and environmental engineering, studies how to improve wastewater treatment and extract energy from sewage.   MORE


Save the Date: The Blue & White Gala
Saturday, March 24
Young alumni: save the date for the fourth-annual Blue & White Gala! This year’s event promises to be even bigger than last year’s, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, door prizes, live music, dancing, and more. Save Saturday, March 24 in your calendar for this signature Columbia Engineering Young Alumni event! For more information on CEYA, visit www.myceya.com.


Save the Date: Reunion & Dean's Day 2012
May 31 - June 3
It’s not too early to start thinking about your return to campus for Reunion and Dean’s Day 2012!  Planning is already under way for the exciting weekend of events for Columbia Engineering alumni and their families.  Save May 31 – June 3, 2012 in your calendars, and visit engineering.columbia.edu/alumni for more information.
New SEAS Alumni Pages & Online Class Notes

We’ve just revamped our alumni pages on the Columbia Engineering website.  Check out the updated pages for more information how to get involved with the school and connected to your fellow alumni.  Interested in seeing what your classmates are doing?  You can now view and submit Class Notes online—click here to get started.


Columbia Externship Program 
We are seeking twenty Columbia alumni who are interested in hosting first-year undergrads to shadow professionals in their workplace during spring break (March 12-16, 2012). The program is targeting alumni who work in all industries who are interested in mentoring students.  Please fill out your interest online or click here for more information.  
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