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Robert F. Smith gift expands STEM access for underrepresented students

As he accepted his Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell Engineering on May 13, Robert F. Smith ’85, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announced a new gift of $15 million for engineering student aid, with a focus on assisting undergraduate students who come to Cornell from urban high schools, and graduate students who attended historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Read more

Jesus Lopez Baltazar Receives Exemplary Service Award

Smith School doctoral student Jesus Lopez Baltazar has been awarded the "2022 Exemplary Service Award - Advanced Career Student." Each year, OISE and the Graduate and Professional Diversity Council present several awards to graduate and professional degree students who have demonstrated a strong commitment towards advancing efforts around diversity, inclusion, outreach, and student engagement. Click this link to learn more about the Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Read more

Alicia Aquino wins Austin Hooey Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Austin Hooey Graduate Research Excellence Recognition Award is the highest award given to a graduate student. It recognizes outstanding contributions to scholarship, service, and research toward a Ph.D. Established in 2005 in honor of the late Austin O. Hooey (1922–2004); her father, William C. Hooey, earned his degree in chemical engineering in 1912. Both, father and daughter, deeply valued higher education and Cornell University. The Spring 2022 winner Alicia Aquino of the DeLisa Group. Read more

Smith School Research Work on EV Battery Recycling Featured in Article

"Lithium-ion batteries are designed today for performance and not for recycling or second life," You wrote, adding that the batteries usually last about 12 years before losing the capacity to power a vehicle. "There's very little discussion right now about the environmental dimensions of improving battery design for recycling or reuse,” You wrote. Read more

WOMEN Outreach Event

Last month, for the first time since the pandemic, the Smith School was thrilled to be able to host an in-person WOMEN (Women's Outreach in Materials, Energy, and Nanobiotechnology) event! The WOMEN outreach program provides a unique and exciting opportunity for 10th grade girls to learn about science and engineering careers. Attendees conducted interactive laboratory experiments at Olin Hall. Participating in these modules teaches students about key aspects of chemical engineering. In an exciting day filled with hands-on activities, they learned about technology careers, the college... Read more

Professor You Honored with the Prestigious 2022 Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award by FORTH

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) announces that Professor Fengqi You in Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University is the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship Award. One awardee is selected every two years by a committee of internationally renowned scientists on the grounds of candidates’ original and fundamentally important results in chemical engineering sciences. The selection of the most deserving candidate is made on an international basis and strictly on merit. This award honors the memory of... Read more