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The Smith School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members: Allison Godwin and Shuwen Yue

The Smith School is excited to welcome two new hires to Cornell in 2023! We are pleased to announce that Allison Godwin, Ph.D. will be joining as an associate professor in January, and Shuwen Yue Ph.D. will be joining as an Assistant Professor in July! Allison is a leading scholar in engineering education. She is a master of discipline-based education research methods and applies her skills to interesting, important challenges for our field that span human-oriented topics (e.g., effective of advising interventions and curriculum delivery) and technical topics (e.g., data science application... Read more

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