Spotlights: CBE

Cornell Alumnus Robert F. Smith (‘85) is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners

Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith ‘85 is an engineer, innovator, investor and active philanthropist. He is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners a leading global investment firm that specializes... Read more

John T. Thompson '76

John T. Thompson '76, CEO/President, First Electric Supply will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in mentoring from Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization, College Mentors for Kids at the 2016... Read more

John (Jack) Weikart

When Weikart completed his work at Cornell University in 1941, he packed all of his things from Baker Lab and Olin Hall and returned to his home in Baltimore, Maryland. The next day, he would leave... Read more

Mohsen Almajnouni (MEng '00)

Mohsen Almajnouni was born in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia, where his parents were nomads. He recalls nomad life as being both simple and difficult. When one of his older brothers became a... Read more

Taniya Thomas

Taniya Thomas (MEng '11)

Taniya Thomas knew from the start that she wanted to pursue a career in the energy industry. It was the certificate in Energy, Economics, and Engineering that spiked her interest and drew her to... Read more

Bryan Jolley (MEng '07)

Bryan Jolley used the opportunity as an undergraduate to line up his classes and co-enroll in the M.Eng program during his senior year. He says, “I was interested in using this opportunity to get more... Read more

Praveen Agarwal

When Praveen Agarwal graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, he knew he wanted to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering doing polymer research. “I remember one quote that one of my... Read more