October 2011 e-News

October 2011


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Popular Science has named Eitan Grinspun among its “Brilliant 10”, the magazine's annual list of the top 10 researchers in the U.S. Grinspun, an associate professor of computer science, 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: Tour of James Hone’s New Lab
James Hone, associate professor of mechanical engineering, gives an overview of his research and showcases his lab in the state-of-the-art, newly constructed Northwest Corner Building. WATCH


SOCG Names Deodatis “Great Teacher”
The Society of Columbia Graduates has named George Deodatis, the Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering, as one of its two recipients of the Annual Great Teachers Award. “Just teaching at my Alma Mater is a privilege,” he said. MORE

Hillman Awarded NIH Grant to Study the Resting Brain
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was awarded an NIH R01 grant for $1.7 million over five years to study the resting brain. “We are very excited about this,” she said. MORE

Konofagou Uses Short Ultrasound Pulses to Reach Neurons Through the BBB
A team of researchers led by Elisa Konofagou, associate professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, has developed a new technique to reach neurons through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and deliver drugs safely and noninvasively. MORE


PHOTOS: Welcome Back, Class of 2012
Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora hosted a reception for the Class of 2012 and presented Columbia Engineering scarves and ties to the seniors. See the photos.


Homecoming 2011
Saturday, Oct. 15
Pregame Picnic, noon - 3:30 p.m.
Homecoming Carnival, noon - 5 p.m.
Kickoff, 3:30 p.m.

Join Dean Peña-Mora and fellow alumni, students, and friends as we cheer on the Lions to victory over Penn! Families are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Carnival with face painting, balloon making, magic, games, prizes, and interactive activities for fans of all ages. Tickets available for an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet lunch, soft drinks, and admission to the Columbia Homecoming Carnival. Register here.

Young Alumni Ivy+ Happy Hour
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Meet fellow alumni at the Ivy League+ “Welcome to Your City Mixer” at Bar Basque in Midtown. There will be a Double Free Open Bar from 6-6:30 p.m. and from 8-8:30 p.m. No cover charge. Sponsored by the Alumni Associations of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, MIT & WellesleyRegister Online

CEAA Night at the Met
Friday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m.
Join the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) for a night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art just for Engineering alumni! The event will feature a private tour and a private reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Terrace Room. Space is very limited, so sign up early! Tickets are discounted to only $10 each for Engineering alumni. Register Online


Training Session to Interview Prospective Students
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) and Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite you to attend a special ARC Training Session on Columbia’s campus. Learn more about the admissions process and how to conduct interviews with our prospective Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students. Training topics will include how to use the ARC website to schedule interviews and submit reports, and best practices for conducting and submitting your reports. We also welcome you to socialize with your fellow alumni volunteers! RSVP here.
Specific location information will be emailed out prior to the event.

Columbia Springternship Program
March 12-16, 2012 (spring break)
We are seeking 20 Columbia Engineering alumni who are interested in hosting first-year undergrads to shadow professionals in their workplace during spring break. If you are interested, please contact Malla for more details.


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.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

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.

Champion Columbia students at your Firm
Join the “Hire Columbians” campaign and post an internship or full-time job opportunity for a Columbia student or alum.  Support your alma mater by expanding your network, benefitting your employer and helping to advance the future career of a current student. MORE

Alumni Panel: Alternative Careers for Ph.D.s
We are seeking four Columbia Ph.D.s to share their personal career paths—and decisions made along the way—with current Ph.D. students who are interested in exploring an expanded, non-academic career track. Panelists would share how they made the transition from academia to the professional world, give job search advice, discuss their current work, and share personal anecdotes about their careers.
Please contact Malla for more details on the program.

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