March e-News 2010

March 2010 E-Newsletter





In the News

How Research Causes 'Green' Innovation, Monitor, Feb. 25

Prof. McNeill: Becoming an Engineer, Chapin, Feb. 11


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Professor Lu Honored at White House

Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Helen H. Lu, near right, was honored at the White House by President Obama as one of 100 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. MORE



Three Professors Win NSF CAREER Awards
Three Columbia Engineering professors have won CAREER awards: Elizabeth Hillman (Biomedical), Mark Borden (Chemical) and Huiming Yin (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics).


VIDEO: Kristen Moffat, PhD'10 Biomedical
Moffat is working with Professor Helen Lu on innovative tissue engineering projects using nanofibers to reconnect tendons and ligaments to bones. She defends her thesis this spring. MORE

PHOTO GALLERY: Speed Networking Event
About 120 students met with nearly 60 alumni and other industry professionals at the “Speed Networking for Engineers” held Feb. 17th at Columbia University. MORE


Dean's Reception in Boston, March 10
Please join SEAS alumni, parents, and friends in welcoming our new dean, Feniosky Peña-Mora, in his first year at Columbia with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and his keynote address. MORE

Café Science, March 8
The Conqueror Worm - What Model Organism Genetics Tells Us About Life, with neurogeneticist and Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, professor of biological sciences at Columbia University. MORE

Young Alumni Blue and White Gala, April 9
Please join Columbia Engineering Young Alumni for a special evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music and dancing to reconnect with fellow Engineering young alumni. More details to follow.


Not-For-Profit/Public Service Career Fair
Friday, March 5, 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)
The Not-for-Profit Career Fair allows students and alumni to explore a wide variety of career fields, employers, and types of employment in the not-for-profit/public service sector. Register

Columbia Professional Networking Events
Networking Breakfast: First and Third Thursday of each month
CPN After Work: One evening each month. Full Calendar

WEBINAR — Mastering Collaborative Competitive Relationships for Career Success
Thursday, March 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST)
This seminar introduces a dynamic approach to collaboration: Collaborative Competition™, which is founded on the principle that competition can be an opportunity to learn, evolve and excel – and it can be a collaborative experience. MORE

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