HIGHLIGHTS: April 2018

Five Columbia Engineering Professors Win

The grants, each totaling $500,000 over five years, are among the most competitive given by the National Science Foundation.


Columbia biomedical engineers have grown the first human heart muscle from stem cells that shows critical hallmarks of adult human heart function, in just four weeks.
In a new paper, researchers led by Pierre Gentine demonstrated the key role of vegetation in responding to rising CO2 levels and show how plants will regulate future dryness.
The Columbia Engineering community mourns the loss of professor emeritus Amiya K. Sen, a noted expert in plasma physics and a respected educator.


London-based restauranteur, food celebrity, and “Iron Chef” Judy Joo will address graduating students at the Class Day ceremony on May 14, 2018.
Siyuan Chen PhD’18 wants to develop a system for reliably predicting earthquakes.
Helping people heal is a lifelong passion for South Carolina native Lance Murphy '18.



APR 12: CEAA/ CEYA Beer Tasting and Networking
Flatiron Hall, 38 West 26th Street
The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and Columbia Engineering Young Alumni invite all New York-area alumni to attend their annual "Beer Tasting and Networking" event. Don't miss the chance to try new beers with old friends! Click here for more details.
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.
Call for Summer Alumni Mentors for Undergraduate Students!

One of the most valuable components of student professional development is our Science, Technology, Engineering Program (STEP). All students in STEP are paired with an alumni mentor, to help them as they acclimate as young professionals during their summer internships throughout the country. The mentor-mentee relationship can be negotiated by each pair—the general expectation is that mentors will be available for 2-3 check-ins with the student during the summer, either virtually or in-person. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the current STEP Program, please contact Kate Rockey-Harris, Columbia Center for Career Education at
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!
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