Columbia’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is the recipient of the third annual Robert D. Lilley Prize for Socially Responsible Engineering, in recognition of the group’s “commitment to pursuing engineering projects in the developing world through the unique perspective of the Columbia student.”
Columbia University, led by the School of Engineering, and the city of Rio de Janeiro have partnered on a new innovation center that will spur technological growth and research advances in critical areas such as sustainability, sanitation, data science, smart cities, and precision medicine.
Chen was honored for his research on “experimental and theoretical investigations that have led to fundamental understanding and discovery of novel catalytic materials for hydrocarbon transformation reactions.”
Cybersecurity was the headline topic at Columbia Engineering’s NYC Entrepreneurship Night, where students, alumni, and faculty also got a glimpse at some of the exciting new startups from Columbia entrepreneurs.
A team of third-year students has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge with their solution, Highlight, a powdered additive for bleach solutions that improves decontamination of infectious diseases.
A team of researchers, led by Prof. Samuel K. Sia, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.
Whether it’s pioneering space law, writing science fiction novels, or fighting for the rights of disenfranchised communities, Haris Durrani’s ambitions are as big and bold as his already stellar collection of achievements.
Their achievements demonstrate “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
To celebrate its rich history of discovery and innovation through the years, Columbia Engineering is hosting a thought-provoking symposium—Columbia's Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future—on Friday, November 14.
Columbia Engineering magazine offers a cross-section of the School’s exceptional student body, young engineers who are, right now, making their marks at Columbia Engineering, carrying on its legacy of innovation and excellence.
Just as Columbia engineers daily take on the world’s most critical technical challenges, the Engineering School’s slate of youth outreach programs is also helping engineer the profession’s next generation.