Cornell Engineering Magazine

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The spring 2021 issue of Cornell Engineering Magazine is now available. Inside you'll find research news, awards and honors, and the following feature stories:

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Biomining Rare-Earth Elements
Cornell Engineers are pioneering the field of biomining, in which microbes are 'programmed' to leach rare-earth elements from crushed ores and from recycled electronics. Experts say biomining could be key to unlocking a more sustainable future.

Containing COVID-19 at Cornell
Whether or not to bring tens of thousands of faculty and students back to campus amid a deadly pandemic was a decision that could not be left to sheer judgement. It needed data science. This is the inside story of the modeling behind Cornell’s successful fall semester and the engineers who skillfully crafted it.

The Modern TA
The role of teaching assistants is no longer limited to answering questions and grading assignments. Today’s TAs are responsible for the ambitious task of creating a positive sense of community where students feel comfortable and ready to learn.

Laura Jones-Wilson, Ph.D. '12: From Cornell to NASA to an Icy Moon of Jupiter
From Cornell Engineering's Sibley School to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Laura Jones-Wilson, Ph.D. ’12, is at the forefront of today’s space exploration.

Swanson '61, M.Eng. '63, to receive 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award
John A. Swanson ’61, M.Eng. ’63, internationally recognized authority and innovator in the application of finite-element methods of engineering, will be honored with the 2021 Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, print copies are not being mailed at this time, but you can find the magazine in both HTML and PDF format online.

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