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Alumni Town Hall with Dean Lynden Archer

December 16, 2020, 12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET

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, | 8-9 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 MST

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 | 5PM PDT

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, 12-1 PM EDT

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, 12-1 PM EDT

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, 3-4PM EDT

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.