November 2010 E-News

November 2010


In the News

Kenneth Cole Speaks at Columbia Engineering, Harper's Bazaar, Oct. 27

Scientific American Features Prof. Grinspun, November issue

Prof. McKeown Wins Great Teacher Award, Columbia Spectator, Oct. 22

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Fall 2010 Issue

Sustainability is the focus of the latest issue of Columbia Engineering Magazine, which features many of our faculty who are working to help the planet endure. Their efforts span the areas that are of concern to all — water, climate, and energy. We are proud of the great impact that Columbia Engineering is making on the lives of so many people, locally, nationally and globally. MORE



Engineering Brain Power
The latest issue of The Record features the work of several Engineering professors who are pioneering new technologies for improved health care, as well as how the School is a prolific generator of inventions. MORE

President & Dean Honor Faculty
The 2010 edition of Celebrating Faculty Excellence honored 20 named professors  and many other faculty who received major awards during the 2009-2010 academic year. WATCH


EEE Student Wins Global Contest
John Feighery did more than bring home the prize for the best poster at a major conference in Stockholm recently; he returned with a renewed sense of the path his research will take him. MORE


VIDEO: Kenneth Cole on Entrepreneurship
Alumni, students and parents attended Cole's talk on "What We Stand For is Even More Important Than What We Stand In: Social Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement and Awearness." WATCH


Café Science, 6 p.m., Nov. 8
Sorcery to Surgery: Hollywood Movie Software That Can Save Lives, with Computational Mathemagician Eitan Grinspun, assistant professor of computer science.  MORE

Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) On-Campus Training at 6 p.m.,  Nov. 8
If you have always wanted to learn more about being a member of the ARC, and would like to attend an on-campus training session, please join representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, as well as current and prospective ARC members in the Faculty Room of Low Library.

CEAA/CAAL Night: The Pitmen Painters
7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Direct from a sold-out engagement at London's National Theatre, this funny and fascinating new play by Tony Award winner Lee Hall (writer of Broadway's hit Billy Elliot) comes to Broadway with its entire original London cast intact. Please visit one of the links below for more information and your special discount on orchestra seats (list price $116) from Columbia Engineering Alumni Association:

Taste of Le Cirque, a special invitation for 1990-1999
7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18
The Barnard Class of 1995 cordially invites you to spend an unforgettable evening with fellow alumni from BC, SEAS, and CC classes of 1990-1999 at New York's most legendary restaurant, Le Cirque, sipping seasonal cocktails and sampling savory hors d' oeuvres. Register here, by email at, or by phone at 212-854-2005.


Alumni Career Development Webinar
Get Ahead: Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Thursday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
This seminar will help you to create your personal brand statement and market it using social media to make the right connections in your industry to get you the job. This is a very practical workshop and will be most helpful to you if you have some familiarity with LinkedIn, Twitter or other social networks. 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 If you have questions, please contact

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 for registration information.

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