July 2012 E-Newsletter

July 2012

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Columbia Engineers and Scientists Honored

Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus, Samsung Electronics President Jae-Un Chung, and the co-founder of Stanford’s Institute of Design, Bernard Roth, were honored at the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association’s awards dinner.  MORE

SEAS Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

An all-star panel of business savvy tech entrepreneurs shared their insights on how the startup community in Silicon Valley has changed over the last decade and on what the next 10 years of technology innovation might look like. MORE

Video: Hillman on In-vivo Brain Imaging

Professor Elizabeth Hillman is interviewed about her research using optical tools to investigate the relationship between blood flow and nerve cell activity in a living brain.  MORE

Nowick Develops New Networks-On-Chips

Professor Steven Nowick has won a NSF grant to develop low-power and high-performance interconnection networks-on-chips to improve communication among diverse components on a chip.  MORE


Engineering Undergrads: France Now an Option

A  new joint B.S./M.S. dual degree program between the School and École Polytechnique is now available to engineering undergraduates majoring in applied physics and applied mathematics, computer science, and operations research. MORE

Young Man with a Vision Wins Thiel Fellowship

Charlie Stigler has a dream and the Thiel Fellowship he has just won is going to help make it come true. Stigler wants to create something that will improve the lives of people across the globe. “I want to make lasting, broad, and helpful change in the world,” he says. MORE

Reconnecting at Reunion 2012

Columbia Engineering enjoyed record-breaking attendance at its annual reunion weekend held May 31 through June 3. MORE

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Alumni, Share Your News!

We're currently seeking Alumni Notes and Program Notes for the Fall issue of the magazine coming out in October, and would love to learn about your professional news, wedding, new baby, or simply what you've been up to lately. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 13. Feel free to send photos as well (300 dpi or greater). Though we may not have room to publish every photo, we always do our best to fit in as many as possible. Please send your updates to Melanie Farmer at mf2362@columbia.edu and provide your class year and major or program. Hope to hear from you soon!


Daddazio wins Columbia University Alumni Medal

Raymond Daddazio BS’75, MS’76, ScD’82 received the prestigious Columbia University Alumni Medal during graduation week, joining an elite group of Columbia alumni who have been recognized for their distinguished service to the University. MORE

Alumni Celebrate Engineering Class Day

Engineering alumni from the 1950s through the 2010s returned to campus to honor the Class of 2012 as the newest graduates of Columbia Engineering. Alumni attended a special reception before marching with decade banners in the Class Day procession. As part of the Class Day ceremony, the School held its inaugural Jubilee Alumni Celebration to recognize alumni celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation from a master’s, professional, or doctoral degree program. Graduate alumni from the classes of 1930 through 1962 were invited to participate. Read more about Class Day.


Young Alumni Summer Rooftop Happy Hour
Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Columbia Alumni Association is hitting the rooftop for the second in a series of recent alumni summer happy hours. Join us at Sky Room, which boasts 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from one of the city's highest rooftop lounges. Enjoy a two-hour premium open bar, snacks, and the opportunity to connect with friends old and new. Register


Alumni Career Development Webinar
Open Career Counseling Webinar for Alumni
Wednesday, July 25, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Join CCE’s Alumni Career Counselors to ask any career-related questions that you have. Register

IvyLife-Columbia Networking Events
Monthly Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events
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.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.
Fall 2012 Alumni Volunteer Opportunities
Champion Columbia Students at your Firm
We are seeking Columbia alumni who would like to champion the hiring of Columbia students at their respective firms and companies. Alumni understand the value of the Columbia educational experience and are critical for establishing relationships with hiring decision makers. Our Employer Outreach team is interested in gathering relevant contacts and making introductions to hiring managers as well as meeting alumni who would like to promote the hiring of Columbia talent at their firm. MORE

Resources Alumni Can Tap Into

Vault - Job seekers and professionals have discovered that Vault is the Internet's ultimate destination for insider company information, advice, and career management services. Through Vault students receive FREE access to many services.

Wetfeet - By utilizing Wetfeet, you'll be able to conduct in-depth research on companies, careers and industries while also receiving expert career advice. You will also be able to download Insider Guides which cover such career topics as Entertainment and Sports, Human Resources, Investment Banking, Non-Profits, Biotech and more.

Going Global - Going Global is one of the best online resources available for learning about transnational opportunities, foreign hiring practices, and domestic, city-specific employment information. This database addresses topics for students and provides a variety of tools to explore their careers.

Visit http://alumni.columbia.edu/career-connections to learn more.


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