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.

Racing Ahead

Columbia’s Knickerbocker Motorsports goes electric, as a new student team tackles the challenge of engineering a 600 lb EV racecar. More
Sep 13 2018 | By Jesse Adams | Photo credit: John Abbott

Launch Day

The next four years are the opportunity of a lifetime, Dean Mary C. Boyce told the Class of 2022, as they assembled on August 27. More
Sep 04 2018 | By Jesse Adams | Photo Credit: Timothy Lee Photographers