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Cornellian-led startup aids parents amid formula shortage

Ithaca-based SimpliFed – a virtual platform providing personalized advice, service and support to parents – is responding to the baby formula shortage by offering free expert advice and hosting a free virtual class to help new parents prepare for feeding their babies. Read more

Engineering Management Student Wins First-Year Grad Student of the Year Award

Gill Iradukunda recently won the Cornell Diversity Programs in Engineering First Year Graduate Student of the Year Award. These students of the year awards recognize students who have made a significant contribution to DPE, the College of Engineering, and the others by demonstrating initiative and positively contributing to the college’s climate toward diversity. This award is especially significant because Gill is completing his M.Eng. degree remotely from California in the Engineering Management Online Learning Program. Gill is always focused on building community and helping students both... Read more

A Big Red Congratulations

By: Lisa Gerber

Before “zoom” became a verb and “asynchronous learning” was entrenched in our vocabulary, Engineering Management launched a distance learning program for working professionals to earn a Master of Engineering degree part-time. This Spring, the program will celebrate its first graduating cohort. Launching our Distance Learning program with such a talented inaugural cohort has been amazing and has greatly enriched our program overall. As a program, we deeply benefitted from the richness of this cohort’s diverse professional experiences and their collective dedication to addressing so many of the... Read more

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Engineering Management receives record number of applications

By: Cornell Engineering Management

Record numbers of students continue to apply to the Cornell Engineering Management program, as seen by a 43% increase in applications to the On Campus program over last year’s record-breaking number. More than 650 students applied for acceptance into the Fall 2022 cohort. There has also been a significant increase in the demographic and geographic diversity of applicants, including many first-generation students. Despite disruptions from the pandemic, the Engineering Management team has engaged prospective students through virtual information sessions, office hours, and other live programming... Read more

McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.

Engineering Management Debuts Among Best Online Programs

By: Cornell Engineering Management

After launching only 2 years ago, the Engineering Management Online Learning Program debuted at #6 on the list of Best Online Engineering Management Programs from U.S. News & World Report. The Online Learning Program complements the highly regarded On Campus Program that began at Cornell in 1980. Students in the Online Learning Program earn the same Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree and enroll in classes that are simultaneously offered on Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY. Working professionals are increasingly becoming digital nomads, and the flexible delivery format allows students to... Read more

The Kaveri River in India is the source for an extensive irrigation system and for hydroelectric power. Provided.

Study exposes global ripple effects of regional water scarcity

By: Syl Kacapyr

Water scarcity is often understood as a problem for regions experiencing drought, but a new study from Cornell and Tufts universities finds that not only can localized water shortages impact the global economy, but changes in global demand send positive and negative ripple effects to water basins across the globe. “We are looking at water scarcity as a globally connected and multi-sector phenomenon,” said Jonathan Lamontagne, M.S. '14, Ph.D. '15, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University, who co-authored the study with Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. Ford... Read more

Flowchart depicting the research field of multi-sector dynamics.

Reed awarded $1.4M grant to advance human-natural system modeling

By: Syl Kacapyr

A Cornell engineer is advancing the field of ‘multi-sector dynamics’ with a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will focus on techniques for better projecting the outcomes of human interactions with the natural world. Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. Ford Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the grant in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Integrated Multisector Multiscale Modeling project. As scientists and policy makers increasingly turn toward mathematical modeling to help inform their decision making, the... Read more