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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.

From left to right, the Columbia physicists working on LIGO: Zsuzsa Márka, Szabi Márka, and Imre Bartos.

Three Columbia astrophysicists are celebrating a major scientific discovery – the detection of gravitational waves. The finding, made by the LIGO Observatory in which the Columbia team plays an integral role...

Three Columbia astrophysicists are celebrating a major scientific discovery – the detection of gravitational waves.

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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.

Investor at Neu Venture Capital and IEOR Adjunct Assistant Professor Jerry Neumann BS’88, MS’90, seen here teaching a class in entrepreneurship, is on the teaching team for I-Corps NYCRIN. —Photos by Jeff Ballinger

After a comprehensive review of the nation’s top universities and research institutions, the National Science Foundation has awarded $3.74 million to Columbia University, City University of New York, and New York University for a three-year research-to-startup initiative.

Parallel application profiles, such as the ones above, indicate that applications do not consume energy uniformly, motivating the fine-grained energy management techniques to be developed as part of the CAREER project.

Computer Science Assistant Professor Martha Kim has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to develop energy tracking and monitoring techniques to audit and control software energy consumption.

Bridge program participants for 2011-2012, back row, left to right: Claribel Nuñez, Juliana Agudelo, Steven Mohammed, Carlos Garcia. Front row, left to right: Kirsten Frazer, Corey Perez, Erick Andrade, John Pamplin II, Evan Hamilton, Raven Harris

Four years ago, the Provost’s Office launched an innovative program designed to close the growing gap between underrepresented minority students who major in natural sciences in college and the pool of individuals who pursue a doctorate in those same fields.