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Play Harder, Work Smarter - Lessons From a LEGO Design Master

Thursday, June 10th| 2 pm EDT

What comes to mind when you think about play? Maybe kids digging in a sandbox, or a pickup basketball game after school. But what about an office filled with adults who are allowed room for imagination so they can joyfully engage in their work? That’s also play, and it’s not just for kids.

Play helps adults learn, express creativity, improve productivity, and relax from the stresses of everyday life. During this session, Cornell alumni Mike and Karen Psiaki will share stories and insights from their time working at The LEGOⓇ Group — the largest toy company in the world — as well as ideas for incorporating play into your workplace. Get ready to think about play in a new way and follow along as the Psiakis demonstrate a few fun LEGO activities.

Don’t worry; we guarantee there is 0% chance you’ll step on a LEGO brick.

Watch "Play Harder, Work Smarter - Lessons From a LEGO Design Master" here


IIT/Cornell Engineering Virtual Alumni Gathering

Thursday, June 3rd| 5:30 pm EDT

The Indian Institutes of Technology and Cornell Engineering have produced some of the most productive and successful engineers of the past 50 years. For the first time, we will gather to celebrate alumni who came through IIT to pursue an Engineering Graduate degree at Cornell.

Speakers and Panelists:
Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Pamdasree Warrior, Founder and CEO Fable
Raj Gupta, Retired from Rohm and Haas
Ashok Bakhru, Retired from Goldman Sachs, Apollo Investment Corporation
Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Jack Muckstadt, Professor Emeritus, Cornell ORIE

Watch the IIT/Cornell Engineering Virtual Alumni Gathering Recording here


Cornell Technology Business Network: May Forum

Wednesday, May 19th | 11:30 am PDT/12:30 pm MDT

Are you caught up in driving or seeking to engage in "Digital Transformation" in your industry? Gain perspective on what is possible from two Cornellians leveraging digital channels to simplify patient access to specialty medications in the complex healthcare environment. Join the CTBN for "Digital Transformation Meets Specialty Medicine & Patient Access"

Watch the CTBN Mary Forum Recording here


Cornell Space Tech Industry Day

April 23, 2021 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

New Opportunities in Space Technology, KK Wang Industry Day

Join Cornell University for a virtual symposium that merges industry and academia. The program will feature keynote talks, space presentations from academic and industrial leaders, and a poster competition. Find more information on the event here.

Watch the Cornell Space Tech Industry Day recording here!


The Cheng Distinguished Lectureship featuring speaker Anne H. Chow '88, MEng '89, MBA '90, CEO AT&T Business

March 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm EST

Mei-Wei ’72, P’22, and Amy Cheng P’22 established the Distinguished Lecture in Technology at Cornell University to provide an intimate forum for CEOs and leaders of transformative companies to share their unique perspectives on the impact of technology on society, leadership, and innovation.

The first distinguished speaker, Anne H. Chow '88, MEng '89, MBA '90, CEO AT&T Business describes her "7 C's of Leadership" and shares her journey to becoming a trailblazing leader.

Watch the Cheng Distinguished Lectureship featuring Anne H. Chow '88, MEng '89, MBA '90 here!


Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory - Challenges, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

March 18, 2021 | 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm EDT

"When people see success, they often miss the sacrifice, grit, sleepless nights, and long hours that made it possible," reported the Cornell Chronicle.

Cornell’s success in keeping COVID-19 positivity rates well below 0.5% during the Fall 2020 semester is due to the university-wide comprehensive testing, detection, and mitigation strategy. The Cornell Covid Testing Laboratory (CCTL) under the leadership of Professor Diego Diel, is a core pillar in the successful implementation of the strategy.
 
As a follow-up to Prof. Peter Frazier's November CCAZ presentation on "COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell's Fall (2020) Semester", the Cornell Club of Arizona is honored to host "Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory - Challenges, Implementation, and Lessons Learned" with Professor Diel, DVM, MS, PhD.


Cornell Technology Business Network: March 2021 Forum

March 17, 2021 | 11:30 am PDT

In the digital age of 2021, why does foreign exchange (FX) move in an analog fashion on rails established in 1973? Is there a better way that is faster, less expensive, and far less risky? Guest speaker, Maryanne Morrow '88, founder and CEO of 9th Gear Technologies, and CTBN dive into digital transformation, explore how to harness distributed ledger technology, and discuss how COVID-19 is a catalyst for change.

Watch the CTBN March 2021 Forum here


Commitment to Sustainability: Earth Source Heat’s Promise for the Future

March 3, 2021 | 6:00 pm EDT

Earth Source Heat is Cornell's version of a geothermal system that will use the earth's internal heat to warm the Ithaca campus. This project is a multi-faceted collaboration across several academic departments along with campus facilities staff, and it is a major component of the university's goal of achieving carbon neutrality. 2021 will be a pivotal year in this process with the creation of the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO). This state-of-the-art observatory will allow researchers to study the physical, geological, seismic, and data science of the subsurface beneath campus. Watch the recording below to learn where we are today in reaching this goal.

Featured Speakers
Geoffrey Abers, Chair, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; William & Katherine Snee Professor in Geological Sciences
Patrick Fulton, Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow
Teresa Jordan, J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering
Richard Chuchla '78, Member of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Advisory Board

Watch the "Commitment to Sustainability:Earth Source Heat’s Promise for the Future" recording here.


Data-Driven Decision Making: How Cornell Successfully Opened Campus During a Pandemic

February 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm EDT

To successfully manage an in-person fall semester during a pandemic, Cornell only had to turn to its own School of Operations Research & Information Engineering for a solution. This real-world challenge found its way into the classroom where students worked alongside faculty to develop the protocols that would allow Cornell to safely open campus. Join us for an evening with the ORIE faculty and students that led the way in the fight against Covid-19.

Watch the "Data-Driven Decision Making: How Cornell Successfully Opened Campus During a Pandemic" recording here.


Cornell Technology Business Network: February 2021 Forum

February 17, 2021 | 11:30 am PST

Robotics & AI – a Convergence Leading to Exponential Growth, discussing the state of the industry, key technologies, trends and career opportunities.
Everette Phillips '82, has nearly 4 decades of experience in the field of robotics which started when he first left Cornell. He has participated in many robotics projects over the years in diverse industries from cell phone production, auto components, Lab and genetics automation and Li-Ion battery production. Everette studied Bioengineering at Cornell and has a joint degree from CALS and the College of Engineering. Everette also has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School.

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Watch the CTBN February Forum here


Alumni Town Hall with Dean Lynden Archer

December 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm PT

A virtual introduction and conversation with Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering; David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute; and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering. Dean Archer will reflect on his first few months in this role, share his plans for the coming year, and discuss his strategic vision for the College - Cornell Engineering 2030.

Watch the "Alumni Town Hall with Dean Lynden Archer" recording here.


I am a Cornell Engineer - Antonio Grillo '88

December 8, 2020 | 8:00 pm ET

What happens when a Cornell Engineer with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, product development, and sales decides to make great tasting spirits with friends? A successful San Diego based distillery is created.

Now, Antonio “Tony” Grillo ’88 is a partner of Malahat Spirits and creates handcrafted, award-winning rum and whiskey like no other. Tony joined us to share his experience at Cornell Engineering, his career journey, and what his distillery did to support COVID-19 Relief efforts.

Watch the "I am a Cornell Engineer - Antonio Grillo '88" recording here.


COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester An Alumni Discussion with Assoc. Professor Peter Frazier

November 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm MT

The Cornell Club of Arizona hosted Associate Professor Peter Frazier to explain the practical challenges, assumptions, model results, and on-going refinements driving one of the biggest decisions in recent history at Cornell. He will help us understand how even "imperfect simulations of reality" can engender confidence for decision-makers in challenging times, based on the team's paper COVID-19 Mathematical Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester published June 15, 2020.

Watch the "COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell's Fall Semester, an Alumni Discussion with Assoc. Prof Peter Frazier" here.


Town Hall with Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering

November 10, 2020 | 3-4 pm ET

Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering; David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute; and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering. Dean Archer will reflect on his first few months in this role, share his plans for the coming year, and discuss his strategic vision for the College - Cornell Engineering 2030.

Watch the "Town Hall with Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering" recording here.


CSV Presents: Students Solve Real-World Problems

October 13, 2020 | 5:00 pm PT

Cornell Engineering Student Project Teams mimic real-world engineering by bringing Cornell students, faculty, and staff together to solve complex problems in team-based settings. Project Teams provide students with a rich, multidisciplinary experience, working in diverse teams to tackle challenging, real-world problems. Many of the teams compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in engineering design and build competitions, others work with local and global community partners or develop open-source apps and data-driven solutions.

Megan Backus '22 | Team: CUAUV
Nikita Krishnan '21 | Team: Engineers in Action
Stephanie Lux '21 | Team: Engineers for a Sustainable World
Aaron Peng '22 | Team: Cornell Electric Vehicles
Matthew Schneider '21 | Team: Cornell Rocketry
Moderator: Lauren Stulgis, Swanson Director of Student Project Teams, Cornell University

Watch the full "Students Solve Real-World Problems" here, or for a shortened video of "Students Solve Real-World Problems" click here.


I am a Cornell Engineer - Naren Shankar '84, MS '87, Ph.D '90

October 5, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET

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 a 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.

Watch the "I am a Cornell Engineer - Naren Shankar '84, MS'87, Ph.D '90" recording here. 


I am a Cornell Engineer - Renu Thomas '90

August 19, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET

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 "I am a Cornell Engineer - Renu Thomas '90" recording here.


Reunion 2020 College of Engineering Update from Dean Lance Collins

June 5, 2020 | 3:00 pm ET

Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering gives an update on the College and bids farewell as his tenth and final year as dean comes to a close.

Watch the Reunion 2020 College of Engineering Update from Dean Lance Collins here.