September E-News 2010

September 2010


In the News

Prof. Steven Feiner: Reality 1.0
, National Geographic, September

Prof. Julia Hirschberg: On Computers and Language, WNYC

Prof. Zussman: Restoring Vulnerable Networks,


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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
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MIT's Technology Review magazine has named Samuel K. Sia, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its prestigious listing of the World's Top Young Innovators for 2010 for his groundbreaking work in biotechnology and medicine. MORE

Researcher Visualizes Attacks in Afghanistan
A Columbia Engineering research scientist has created a visualization of the escalating attacks in the war in Afghanistan since 2004, using data released last month by the group Wikileaks.

ASME Names Professor Hung a Fellow
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named Clark Hung, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its most recent class of Fellows. MORE


Kenneth Cole Creates Student Fellowships
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole is joining with Columbia Engineering and Columbia College to announce a groundbreaking initiative to encourage students to become agents of social change. MORE

APAM Students Conduct Novel Experiment
Columbia Engineering students and scientists are reassembling the world's most highly instrumented tokamak used to study advanced control methods for fusion energy. MORE


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

Join the Alumni Representative Committee
Please consider joining the Alumni Representative Committee, which represents Columbia all over the USA and in dozens of other countries. You can participate by interviewing applicants to Columbia College and SEAS, or by representing Columbia at local college fairs and other regional programs. When you share your Columbia experience with prospective students and their families, you can be a powerful force in influencing future generations of Columbia students. To join, log in to the ARC Online site with your UNI and password.

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 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 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.


Café Science, Sept. 13
Lord of the Rings: The Magical Molecular Property of Aromaticity, with Organic Chemist Tristan Lambert, Columbia University assistant professor of chemistry.  MORE


Alumni Career Development Webinar
How The Hiring Process Really Works: An Insider's Guide to Getting The Job
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (EST)
Join us for this webinar to get a sneak peak behind the scenes…what does a recruiter see during the job search? Participants will learn the eight steps of the hiring process from the employer’s perspective and get strategies to tailor one’s search to the employer’s point of view.

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

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