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.

Student Team Wins USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge

A team of third-year students from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering was recognized for their solution that improves decontamination of infectious diseases.

Columbia Engineering Senior Design Expo 2014 (youtube video)

This event showcased the work of undergraduate seniors from all Columbia Engineering departments.

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Columbia student (youtube video)

Sara Sakowitz ‘18SEAS was invited to share her cancer research on camera with Ellen DeGeneres.

Columbia Engineering Launches 150th Anniversary Website

Highlights include a timeline of achievements, time capsule presentations, videos, events and memories submitted by students, alumni, and faculty.

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Columbia Scientist Earns Excellence in Mentoring Award

Chemistry Professor Gerard Parkin was named by President Obama as a recipient of the prestigious award.

Faculty and Student Roundtable at Columbia Engineering Women's Forum 2012 (youtube video)

Professors and students speak about  opportunities at Columbia Engineering.

Columbia University and City Officials Mark Opening of Columbia Startup Lab

Collaborating with WeWork Soho West, the Columbia Startup Lab has been structured to offer the networking opportunities, meet-ups, and personal introductions essential to startup ventures.

Columbia Engineering Alumnus Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics

Alvin E. Roth, SEAS ‘71, is second in Columbia Engineering’s history to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Founder of Twitter and Square Speaks to Columbia Students

USA Today covers Entrepreneur Jack Dorsey’s visit to campus, where he encouraged students to pursue careers in technology. 

Frontiers of Science Lectures Available Online

Frontiers of Science is a first-year course in Columbia’s famed

Columbia Faculty to Participate in 2013 World Science Festival

The annual event, co-founded by Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics, offers lectures and programs on cutting-edge science.

2 Columbia Professors Win MacArthur "Genius" Grants

Professors Terry A. Plank and Maria Chudnovsky are among the 23 MacArthur Fellows named for 2012.

Professor Terry Plank

Giants Among Us

Professor Terry Plank

“When I graduated from Columbia in 1991 and left New York City, it seemed a world away from my home in Savannah, Georgia. I went from a high school that did not offer Calculus to taking graduate courses in organic chemistry my senior year at Columbia. I read Yeats, saw Pollini play Chopin at Carnegie Hall, and ate foie gras for the first time. I made some of my best friends to this day. I cannot imagine my life today without Columbia.”