Category Archives: Science at Columbia

Interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz

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  Present is SEBS’s VP Events Christa and OCMs Laura and Christine L. PART ONE   PART TWO   Christa: This is an interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz and she will give us some background information on what she does, what she teaches and all her work.   Horowitz: Hi my name is Alexandra Horowitz […]

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Celebrating Engineering!

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Hello Columbia! Walking down College Walk, you may have noticed something different. No, it isn’t the sunny skies or the snow that is finally melting away. It’s Low Library, lit up with bright blue lights and the the SEAS logo. This is the beginning of the celebration of SEAS’ sesquicentennial anniversary, coinciding with national Engineers […]

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Mentoring Initiative Fall 2013

On November 23rd, 2013, SEBS collaborated with Columbia Youth Adventures to educate low-income children from the Morningside Heights area on various aspects of the solar system. Activity books were provided to each child with fill-in-the-blank descriptions of each planet and the sun. Each SEBS volunteer represented one of the eight planets or the sun, and […]

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Inventor of the Week: Jonny Cohen (SEAS ’17)

In keeping with its ability to draw in some creative and talented young minds in the world, Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has amongst its students up and rising Jonny Cohen, a Chicago native who has already been making strides in sustainable efforts and entrepreneurship. His invention, curved wing aerodynamic Plexiglas shields […]

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DIY Camera @ Columbia

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Love photography but not really sure how your camera actually works? Columbia Professor Shree Nayar has an amazing project that is changing that. He has developed DIY Camera assembly kit, named Bigshot, aimed at helping kids and adults alike learn by doing. The camera features a rotating lens that provides a wide variety of shooting […]

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Research Panel 2013

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On Friday, October 11th, 2013, SEBS hosted an undergraduate research panel geared towards helping Columbia students find research opportunities on and off campus during the year and over the course of the summer. Speakers included: Sarah Berlinger (CC ’16) Chemical Engineering Research Assistant in the West Electrochemical Engineering Lab Christine Chen (CC ’15) Biomedical Engineering […]

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Interview with Dean Goldfarb

President of SEBS, Darren Chu, interviews Interim Dean Donald Goldfarb of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Flight of the Flu – An Artistic Depiction of the Lifecycle of the Virus

On Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15, SEBS braved the winds outside at College Walk, informing the Columbia community about the flu virus and raising awareness about the free flu vaccines that Health Services were giving out in Lerner. In an effort led by executive board members Kelsey Roberts and Stephanie Sarbanes, SEBS made […]

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Columbia’s Manhattanville project earns LEED Platinum

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Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem has earned LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Neighborhood Development rating system. It’s the city’s first LEED ND certification and the first university campus in the nation to earn the award. Columbia will create an energy-efficient, pedestrian-friendly environment, with local retail outlets and public […]

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Columbia University Unveils an Unorthodox Med School Building

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The architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has designed a 14-story tower of study and social spaces for Columbia University Medical Center’s new medical and graduate education building in Washington Heights. The design, to be released on Wednesday, is unorthodox for a medical school not only in its verticality and sculptural treatment of exposed interiors […]

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