October 2009 E-News

October 2009





Homecoming Oct. 17

SEAS Alumni registration has begun for Homecoming, scheduled for Oct. 17 against Penn at the Baker Athletics Complex. Festivities include a pre-game alumni picnic, a carnival, the game and a post-game Engineering reception. MORE

SEAS in the News

Breakthrough: Bone Graft Grown in Exact Shape of Complex Skull-Jaw Joint, Scientific American, Oct. 5

SEAS of Change, Columbia Spectator, Sept. 27

PODCAST: Professor Lall Uses Climate Models to Help Restore Everglades, EarthSky

Adunct Faculty Member Theodore Zoli Wins MacArthur Genius Award, The New York Times, Sept. 22

Café Science

Informal discussions about pressing scientific questions of our day, led by Columbia experts:
From Antisocial to Social: Infanticide Through a Darwinian Lens

Prof. Marina Cords, behavioral ecologist
Oct. 12, 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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Feniosky Peña-Mora, Dean

Engineering Development and Alumni Relations
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Prof. Park Turns Trash Into Energy


Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park gets some of her best research ideas from her mother. One of the most recent was about garbage. MORE


Zoli Named a MacArthur Genius

Civil Engineering adjunct professor Theodore Zoli has won a MacArthur Genius Award. The bridge engineer is one of 24 recipients of the $500,000 award. MORE

CE Student Wins Green Prize

Inspiration for an award-winning proposal on green roofs came to civil engineering junior Brendan McKeon from a trio of sources: two professors and an architect. MORE


Video Profile: Hillary Schneidmiller

Hillary Schneidmiller, a recent graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department, came to SEAS as a 3/2 Combined Plan student from Pepperdine University. MORE

Photo Galleries: Welcomes

New Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora attended a series of welcome receptions this fall with students, faculty and alumni. Watch photo galleries of each. MORE


CHEN Student’s Summer with NASA

Courtney Giannini worked with a NASA team of scientists developing a way to purify water in space. The 19-year-old  is on course to earn a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2012. MORE


Career Change Webinar for Alumni: The Self-Employment Option - How to Succeed at Starting Your Own Business

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 12-1 p.m. (EST)

With Bonnie Mincu, Adult ADHD Coach, Founder of www.ThriveWithADD.com.

Self-employment has become a viable option for people in many lines of work. If you are drawn to working on your own but fear that difficulties in areas of self-starting, follow-through, lateness, and disorganization will doom you to failure, join us on this webinar. We will review the critical ingredients for self-employment success and the most common pitfalls of entrepreneurship. You will also learn strategies and alternatives to manage challenges to help you succeed as your own boss.
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