Spotlights

Cornell Engineering likes to feature our new faculty, our incredible students, staff, alumni and teams who do amazing work everyday. 

Hsiu-Yu Yu

Hsiu-Yu Yu

"It would be more interesting to us to think about some problems that no one has thought about." Read more

  • Hometown: Hsinchu County, Taiwan
  • Chemical Engineering
Amanda Kushner

Amanda Kushner

"I know the past 50 years of Cornell history .... Those were like my bedtime stories growing up." Read more

  • Hometown: Austin, Texas
  • Operations Research
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Jake Swamp

Jake Swamp's mathematical ability has been apparent since he was a kindergartner. "I was already figuring out how to multiply without them really teaching it," says the junior from Madison, Wisc. "I... Read more

  • Hometown: Madison, Wisc.
  • Engineering Physics

Megan Rotondo

"Cornell is really helpful with switching majors and the possibilities here are endless." Read more

  • Hometown: Bristol, R.I.
  • Civil Engineering
Ojus Patil

Ojus Patil

"To see the problem solving skills that would lead you to be successful within that major, that's a very smart idea." Read more

  • Hometown: Westfield, N.J.
  • Operations Research

Alex Gorenstein

I can learn new things and meet new people every day which is always a bonus. Read more

  • Hometown: Nyack, N.Y.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Evan Respaut

"I can't imagine I'd have been a better fit for any other school." Read more

  • Hometown: Londonderry, N.H.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Christine Catudal

Christine Catudal '11

Christine Catudal's uncle, William Boorujy '83 ME, M.Eng. '90, first brought her to Cornell when she was a junior in high school. "I walked around campus and I thought it was beautiful. It's what I... Read more

  • Hometown: Katy, Texas
  • Chemical Engineering

Alyssa Henning

"It's very challenging, but I like that, too. But working hard is how you learn the most. If it's easy, I'm not learning that much." Read more

  • Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering