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Virginia Cornish; Chemistry Professor; Mathematics and Natural Sciences

“I gain a lot from working with undergraduates - mentoring some of our greatest talent to discover what they want to do in science. Undergraduates are also the most creative in their ideas - knowing less, they are braver.”
Ari S.

Meet Our Students

Ari S

“Here at Columbia, I learned for the first time how to reach out and grab opportunities. Our university has a tremendous wealth of resources and ways to get ahead, but none of them are going to fall into your lap. I don’t think any other atmosphere could have better prepared me for the real world.”

Simon J.

Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Guggenheim Seal
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the 2012 Guggenheim Fellows in April, including eight Columbia professors.
“Columbia undergraduates aren't afraid to ask the big questions. They want to know 'why' as well as 'what.' And those are the kinds of questions that are best answered through discussion, so it's always a challenge being in a classroom with them. ”

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