News: CBE

Robert Frederick Smith

Robert F. Smith '85: A billionaire's promise to pay off student loans


Morehouse College grads are surprised by the billionaire's promise to pay off their student loans. "On behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we're going to put a little fuel in your bus," Smith told the newly minted graduates in Atlanta before saying his family was creating a grant to eliminate their student loans. Read more

Yong Joo

Joo and Suntivich “DOE Battery 500 Seedling” Award selected for Phase II

The team lead by Professor Yong Joo, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University has been down-selected as a Phase II U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Battery500 Seedlings project. In 2017, Joo group partnered with EIC Labs started working on the development of highly load cathode and coated separator for Li-sulfur batteries as one of 12 Phase I DOE Battery 500 Seedling Projects whose purpose is to identify proof-of-concept that will complement the research in the Battery 500 Program to research, develop and demonstrate lithium-battery technologies capable of achieving a cell... Read more

Susan Daniel, Hadas Kress-Gazit and Associate Dean Hernandez

Susan Daniel received the Senior Faculty Champion Award

This award honors faculty members who have served as dedicated advocates who foster diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education through exemplary mentorship, leadership, and/or outreach activities within the Cornell community. Those who receive this award have shown an unwavering commitment to promoting the growth and personal and professional development of graduate and professional students who represent the diversity of the Cornell community. It is given by the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement at the Graduate School and selected by the Graduate and Professional Diversity... Read more

Sijin Li

Siijin Li is awarded a PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant 

The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) has awarded Sijin Li a PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant for her work on the project titled, "Discover novel plant natural products in a yeast-based synthetic biology platform." Sijin will present to PCCW members during the PCCW Symposium in spring 2020. Read more

Robert Langer Wins 2019 Dreyfus Prize for Chemistry in Support of Human Health

By: Morningstar

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced that Robert Langer, Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won the 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. The biennial Prize, which includes a $250,000award, is conferred this year in Chemistry in Support of Human Health. The award ceremony will be held at MIT on September 26 and will include a lecture by Langer. Langer is a CBE alumnus, earning a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1970. Read more

Sam Fleming ’62, ChemE and trustee emeritus, dies at 78

By: Cornell Chronicle

Samuel Crozier “Sam” Fleming ’62, a Cornell trustee emeritus, life overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine and a presidential councillor, died May 2 at the age of 78. Fleming was a popular and devoted alumni leader in the Boston area and a longtime supporter of the university across a broad range of departments and programs; he most recently enabled the creation of the Samuel C. Fleming Molecular Engineering Laboratories in Olin Hall and, in 2015 with his wife, Nancy, funded new graduate fellowships in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Read more

Lisa Skeet Tatum, ChEME alumnus

Dell and Landit: Delivering a personalized level of service

See how our Small Business Technology Advisor helps Lisa Skeete Tatum '89, founder and CEO of Landit and WeWork member, find the right technology for her, find the right technology for her business, so Landit can provide that same level of personalized service to diverse groups of people in support of their careers. Read more

Plant biology research

Helping to Relieve Crop Survival Stress

By: Cornell Chronicle

As published in the Cornell Chronicle, "Prof. Abe Stroock has spent much of his career studying microfluidics, wet chemical processes on small scales. About a decade ago, he became intrigued by plant microvasculature, the webs of capillaries that move liquid around inside tissue. Plants have two systems: the xylem, which brings water up to the leaves, and the phloem, which carries photosynthetic products down from the leaves to the rest of the plant’s tissues. Important questions remain about how these systems work." Read more

NSF Fellowship Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 NSF Fellowship awardees: Francis Ledesma Olivia Yong Rose Yin This is the first time in Smith School history that three undergrad fellowships were awarded in a single year. Read more

CBE Women wins 2019 Graduate/Professional Student Organization of the Year Award

CBE Women, is one of two winners of the 2019 Graduate/Professional Student Organization of the Year Award presented by the Office of Student and Campus Life for exemplary work in Diversity and Inclusion on the Cornell campus. Dean Vijay Pendakur will honor CBE Women at the Perkins Prize and SCL Diversity and Inclusion Reception and Ceremony on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. To learn more about Student & Campus Life Diversity and Inclusion Awards and the Perkins Prize, please visit: Read more