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HIGHLIGHTS: May 2018

NSF Announces New York City as Testbed for New Wave of Mobile Technology

Led by researchers at Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU, the platform will be a proving ground for a new generation of wireless technologies and applications.

RESEARCH

A team of researchers led by Shalom J. Wind has revealed the geometric underpinnings of T-cell triggering through the precise engineering of T-cell receptor geometry in all three dimensions. 

Biomedical engineers led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic invented an innovative technique to help injured hearts regenerate, through therapeutic application of extracellular vesicles.

STUDENTS

This year’s highest academic honors are going to seniors Michael C. Tong and Rajat S. Chandra, the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2018.
To celebrate a high-flying year of achievements and reach out to more earthbound peers, the Columbia Space Initiative set down at Lerner Hall for the second annual Spaceposium.
Justin Bui ’19 and Rachel Mintz ’19 have been named 2018 Goldwater Scholars, while Janice Chung ‘19 earned an honorable mention.
A system for better targeting pancreatic tumors, a device that brings augmented reality into the operating room, and a new method to improve water treatment earned top honors at the 2018 Columbia Venture Competition's Technology Challenge.

FACULTY

Professors Hod Lipson and Matei Ciocarlie sat down with Dean Boyce and a crowd of students to explore the profound challenges of creating machines and artificial intelligence able to perform complex activities.
Columbia’s third annual Data Science Day showcased powerful illustrations of how researchers across campus help us better understand our world through data.
Dean Boyce will serve as a judge for the upcoming round of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, a global $1.4 million award that celebrates ground-breaking innovations and engineering that has shaped our world.

IN THE MEDIA

UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS

MAY 14: Class Day Parade of Classes Procession and Ceremony
Morningside Campus
 
Participate in this year's Class Day as a distinguished member of your graduating class, and join us for a reception prior to the Class Day ceremony.
Come Back to Campus for Reunion!

Classes ending in 3 or 8 (e.g. 1973 or 2008) are invited to return to campus to celebrate their Class Reunion from Thursday, May 31-Saturday, June 2, 2018. Click here to register!
Want to keep updated on Engineering alumni events and happenings? Follow us on social media! "Like" and follow both Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA), for alumni 10 years out and younger, and Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) to stay in the loop on all alumni-related news, programs, and events.

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Watch the calendar for up-to-date information regarding networking breakfasts and evening events, hosted monthly for CU Alumni.
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