Congrats, Class of 2016!

The Journey’s Just Begun

Top: Class Day Speaker Jon Steinberg; bottom: members of the graduating class at this year’s ceremony (Photos by Chris Taggart)
“Engineering has become a foundational field now, preparing for all other fields and shaping solutions to global challenges. Your Columbia education has prepared you for a bold future—stay true to your signature, and find your way to make an impact on the world.”
—Dean Mary C. Boyce

“I’ve never had a good idea that everybody thought was a good idea. . . . Judgments are the reaction of consensus thinking and hindsight, pollution in the atmosphere of your mind. . . . Wake up each day doing what you want, and brush the haters off your shoulders.”
—Jon Steinberg ’03BUS, CEO of Cheddar/Former President and COO of BuzzFeed (Class Day Speaker)

“The ability to transform this generation and all generations to come—that is the Columbia magic.”
—Linxi (Jim) Fan, Valedictorian

2016 Faculty Award Recipients
 
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
Adam Cannon, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Distinguished Faculty Teaching Awards
Jae Woo Lee, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Robert Farrauto, Professor of Professional Practice in Earth and Environmental Engineering
 
Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award
Aaron M. Kyle, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Edward and Carole Kim Award for Faculty Involvement
Jeffrey T. Koberstein, Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering