Engineering & Science


Engineering & Science

In labs, in partnerships with New York City, and in global fieldwork — research at Columbia is about solving huge problems like climate change and hunger, as well as solving huge mysteries like the origin of the universe. It’s about impacting the world with new technologies, new social media, new ways of looking at the human body, new animation techniques. Getting involved in research here is no Ivory Tower exercise. It’s faculty and students actively working wonders.

Columbia Professor, Joachim Frank, PhD, wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Congratulations to Columbia Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Joachim Frank, PhD, on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with cryo-electron microscopy.

Art of Engineering for First-Year Students (youtube video)

Learn about the five pillars of the Art of Engineering course for first-year Columbia Engineering students.

Engineering Professor Releases His Memoirs of Space Travel

Mechanical Engineering Professor and former Astronaut Mike Massimino, SEAS '84, released "Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe" in October 2016.

President's Statement on the University's Sustainability Principles

President Lee C. Bollinger reveals the institution's new sustainability principles during a period of active discussion about whether the University should divest its endowment holdings in some or all fossil fuel companies.

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The New Yorker Visits Columbia's Making and Knowing Lab

The New Yorker visits Columbia’s Making and Knowing Lab where science historians conduct alchemy-era experiments to better understand the scientific revolution.

Faculty Q&A with Assistant Professor of Statistics

John Cunningham's research integrates machine learning, a fairly new and rapidly growing field of data science and artificial intelligence, with neuroscience.

Columbia Undergraduates Compete on 'America's Greatest Makers'

Brendon and Mira were runners up in the show's first season for their project, HandsON, which is a sensor-enhanced glove that translates American Sign Language into text and voice.

Columbia Chemists Find Key to Manufacturing More Efficient Solar Cells

A new discovery by Columbia scientists could have profound implications for future energy policy. See how Professor Xiaoyang Zhu and his team manufacture solar cells in an entirely new way.
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Giants Among Us

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Two Senior Design Projects Lead to Biotech Startups

Two separate teams of undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students won a national competition for funding to turn their Senior Design Projects into companies.