Engineering

From the chimera in Greek mythology to the sphinx in ancient Egypt, humans have imagined making creatures from pieces of different organisms for millennia.

How do you make sure aging bridges that are vital links in the city’s transportation network are safe or keep the city’s sewer system from breaking down? These are among the questions that occupy Andrew Smyth and Patricia Culligan.
Columbia faculty Presidential Early Career Awardees

Left: Marcel Agüeros. Right: Antonius Dieker. Photo by Timothy Lee Photographers

Marcel Agüeros, assistant professor of Astronomy, and Antonius “Ton” Dieker, associate professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a member of the Data Science I

Mike Massimino Astronaut Columbia University

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Hurtling under the ocean at record speed on nuclear subs and fixing frozen bolts in outer space are not ordinary jobs, although they can be for engineers.
Nima Mesgarani, Sameer Sheth Nueroscience Engineering RISE Columbia University

Nima Mesgarani (left) and Sameer Sheth are tackling the question of how multiple regions of the brain interact with and support one another to produce comprehension. Photo by Michael Dames. 

How do we know the difference between sarcasm and sincerity, or understand that in many social situations people don’t always say what they mean?

This video is about the summer engineering interns program at Columbia.

 

Sam Sia, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his team developed a smartphone dongle to bring diagnostic testing to remote areas where healthcare access is limited and funds are low.

National Academy of Sciences logo

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) elected three Columbia professors into its ranks. Election to the NAS is based on "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research" and is considered one of the highest honors a scientist or engineer can receive.

From left: Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy

Back in 2010, when graduation still seemed remote and intangible, Rob van Haaren and Garrett Fitzgerald agreed to celebrate their Ph.Ds—whenever they might finish—by piloting a pair of motorcycles from New York City to California.

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