Letter from the Alumni Association Presidents

Dear Fellow Columbia Engineers:

The spring semester of 2016 is well underway here in Morningside. Seniors and graduating master’s and doctoral candidates are already looking to the world beyond campus, as well as eyeing final projects, exams, and possible summer internships. As alumni, we too can look ahead with some anticipation to Reunion Weekend 2016, to join with our fellow Columbians in celebration of our lifelong connections to this great institution. It promises to be a great Reunion Weekend, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

What a year it has been so far! We’ve seen a remarkable expansion of our School’s faculty, with many world-class scholars and researchers added to the already-impressive ranks of Columbia Engineering professors. The ribbon cutting and dedication of the Beacon Space in the Northwest Corner Building in December 2015 marked the opening of the Data Science Institute’s permanent home. In alumni news, the Columbia Engineering Young Alumni Board hosted its widely popular Blue and White Gala in March of this year, the highlight of a busy social season for those engineers in the New York area. CEYA’s signature event continues to attract and strengthen the bonds of all recent graduates of Columbia Engineering. The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association’s gala on the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Low Memorial Library, serves as the official welcome dinner for Reunion Weekend. It is also the venue for conferral of the CEAA’s highest honors—the Egleston, Johnson, and Pupin Medals—to a set of very accomplished Columbians. All Engineering alumni and guests are welcome to join us for this annual celebration.

Be sure to check your e-mail for updates and details on the many ways you can stay involved with our School in the months ahead. We hope you will connect with the CEAA and CEYA via Facebook and our websites, myceaa.org and ceya.engineering.columbia.edu, where you will find news of past and upcoming events.

Professor Emeritus Rene B. Testa MS'60, EngScD'63
President
Columbia Engineering Alumni Association

Jessica Aspis BS'08, '13BUS
President
Columbia Engineering Young Alumni