"I am a Cornell Engineer" Webinar Series

Join us for our new webinar series "I am a Cornell Engineer", featuring Cornell Engineering alumni who have taken non-traditional engineering career paths and will highlight their successes since graduating from Cornell.

I am a Cornell Engineer - Naren Shankar '84, MS '87, PhD '90

October 5, 2020

When Naren Shankar left the Engineering quad he headed for Hollywood! Naren is currently the Executive Producer/Showrunner of The Expanse, an adaptation of the ‘Hugo Best Series’ award winning novels of the same name on Amazon Prime. He was Writer-Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of the most-watched show in the world, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation. He started his career as writer and science consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Naren has two Emmy nominations for Best Series and has received WGC and Saturn Awards for The Outer Limits, CSI, and Farscape. The Expanse won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form.

Join us to be a part of Naren's conversation with Mike Thompson, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering.

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I am a Cornell Engineer - Renu Thomas '90

August 19, 2020

Renu’s journey since leaving the hill has been nothing short of exceptional, she got her start at GE, has worked at NBC and MacNeil Lehrer Productions, and held several executive roles at Disney ABC Television. Renu and her husband are now launching Ruby Slippers, a company that will redefine the quality of aging, an entrepreneurial venture that grew from her own family’s experience. Watch the recording to hear about Renu’s incredible experiences.

Check back soon for updates on the next "I am a Cornell Engineer" Webinar.