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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

Ron Yang and his Winternship sponsor/advisor from Exotanium, Zhiming Shen.

Engineering Interns Help Cornell Technology Startups Bloom Into Successful Ventures

By: ESHIP Magazine / 2020

Over the 2020 winter break, graduate students in Cornell's engineering management program started working with companies in the Praxis Center for Venture Development in a new internship program. The engineering management program at Cornell is geared toward engineers who want to stay in a technological environment, but focus on managerial roles. The program helps startups progress more smoothly and provides real world training and work experience for the student interns. Many of the students will continue to work with their client companies throughout the spring semester. The Praxis Center is... Read more

Rob Newman and Andrea Ippolito

Cornell launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

By: Syl Kacapyr

Cornell is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job. The Master of Engineering degree in engineering management can be earned in two years through course videos, online group activities, applied real-world projects and two, one-week sessions on campus. The degree is designed to instill technical and leadership skills in engineers seeking to advance their careers. “This program is for people who want to lead engineering, not leave engineering,” said Andrea Ippolito... Read more