New Philips Electronics Professorship

Mar 10 2008

Columbia University and Philips are pleased to announce that Philips has established an endowed fund that shall be used to support the newly-created Philips Electronics Professorship in Columbia’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics in The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Philips’ contribution is being given in honor of Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild’s pioneering role as a woman engineer. Dr. Neumark Rothschild is a current member of the Columbia faculty who was employed by Philips Laboratories between 1960 and 1985.     The Professorship will be held by either a newly or recently tenured faculty member, and may either be someone currently on the faculty or someone recruited to the position with consideration given to a candidate’s status as a member of a group that is underrepresented on the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, so long as such consideration is in keeping with Columbia’s goal of obtaining the benefits of diversity.

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