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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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NYCSEF Volunteering Spring 2014

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On Sunday, March 2nd, board members of CU SEBS trekked up to City College at 137th Street to partake in the excitement of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair for high school students as volunteers. From signing out judges, organizing and sorting through evaluation sheets, and occasionally perusing through the sea of rising, ambitious researchers, […]

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Babies with 3 Biological Parents

Recently, a method has been discovered that would use in vitro fertilization to create an embryo consisting of the DNA from three people. Usually, a cell consists of nuclear DNA, half of which is from the mom and half of which is from the dad. In addition, cells have mitochondrial DNA, all of which are […]

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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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A Second Chance for Gene Therapy

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In life it is not uncommon to hear that you have to play with the cards you are dealt, or in this case the genes. For the longest time it seemed that people who have inherited troublesome genes that have or may lead to sickness, had to deal with the undeniable certainty that there was […]

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Top 10 Scientific Drives Behind Attraction

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10. We produce pheromonal secretions in our underarm, nipple, and genital areas. It is questionable on whether this is effective in attracting members of the opposite sex. However, biochemists have found pheromonal properties from the secretions of men and women are effective on pigs. So you might end up attracting the wrong species. Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-science/201211/human-pheromones-fact-or-fantasy […]

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Oh the Holiday Calories You’ll Consume

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The holiday season is officially upon us, and with that the oversized meals commence. Thanksgiving has come and gone, but Christmas still lies ahead to add to the season’s carb packages of joy. So what harm does it do to consume a few thousand more calories than typical for these special occasions? And was the […]

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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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Top Three Tips for Effective Studying

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s no doubt that the end of the semester has been sneaking up on us, which means finals are coming up as well! Here are some study tips (adapted from simplysenia.com) to get you ready for the last of your midterms (if you’re an engineer) or the first of your […]

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