October 2010 E-News

October 2010


In the News

Second Round for Prof. Wiggins' HackNY Group, New York Observer, Sept. 29

Columbia, Medill Training New Breed of Programmer-Journalists, PBS, Sept. 9

Prof. Lall: Irrigation Affecting Global Warming, UPI.com, Sept. 8

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The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

510 Mudd Building, MC 4714
500 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Feniosky Peña-Mora, Dean

Office of Alumni and Development
Phone: 212-854-4472
Fax: 212-851-9981
Columbia Engineering Home

Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora welcomed faculty and students back to campus with receptions that included handing out scarves and ties to the senior class, a new tradition instituted last year. See the photo galleries from each reception.


Professor Grinspun Animates Hollywood
Computer Science Professor Eitan Grinspun studies the basic rules of motion and turns them into computer programs that are animating Hollywood movies and creating new tools for graphic designers. MORE


Video Profile: Amy Betz, Ph.D. Candidate
Amy Betz, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering, discusses her experiences as a woman engineer and explains why diversity is so important for the profession. MORE


Isaacs-Jonas Lecture with Kenneth Cole, Oct. 26
Alumni, students and parents are invited to Cole's talk on "What We Stand For is Even More Important Than What We Stand In: Social Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement and Awearness." REGISTER


Homecoming Alumni Picnic
Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Come meet Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora at a barbecue buffet lunch and family carnival with alumni, parents, students and friends before cheering the Lions on to victory over Dartmouth! There will be a special Engineering give-away to help keep you warm for the game available at the Engineering tables under the alumni tent. Register

Just Desserts
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. (EST)
Engineering alumni are invited to meet and speak with current students over cake, cookies and coffee. Share your academic and professional experiences and advice with Engineering sophomores and juniors at this dessert reception. Register

Engineering Consortium Career Fair
Friday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
You can help the next generation of SEAS graduates enter the working world. Invite your firm to the 2010 Columbia University Engineering Consortium Career Fair. Please share this invitation with your Human Resources department. Contact Patrick Smith at 212-854-5496 or ps2211@columbia.edu for registration information.

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 ps2211@columbia.edu for registration information.

Share Job Leads
Introduce us to hiring managers or human resource recruiters by contacting Patrick Smith in Employer Outreach at ps2211@columbia.edu 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.


Alumni Career Development Webinar
Breaking Through Barriers: Overcoming What's Stopping You from Success
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Does it seem like your goals are just beyond your reach? Do you feel like there are things getting in the way of your success that are out of your control? In this webinar, Rebecca Rodskog will share tactical approaches to bust through what's blocking you and more consistently reach your goals.

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 http://www.ivylife-columbia.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

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