Engineering for Humanity

Our vision for Columbia Engineering reflects our aspirations to bring about innovative research that has a positive impact on humanity—a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.

Intended Consequences

For biomedical engineer Rachel Mintz ’19, sound science stems from curiosity, passion, and creativity. Good science requires something extra—the ability to think critically about technology’s tremendous power to shape society.

New Cell Therapy Aids Heart Recovery—Without Implanting Cells

A team of Columbia University investigators, led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, has designed a creative new approach to help injured hearts regenerate by applying extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes rather than implanting the cells.

Dean Boyce Moderates UN HeForShe Panel

Columbia faculty joined United Nations officials on October 10 at a panel discussion moderated by Dean Mary C. Boyce on gender inequality and women in STEM. More
Oct 17 2018 | By Holly Evarts

Prof. Kasza Wins Packard Fellowship

Karen Kasza won the fellowship for her research that “explores how cells work together to build tissues and organs with diverse shapes and structures during More
Oct 15 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Photo credit: Timothy Lee Photographers | Video Credit: Jane Nisselson/Columbia Engineering