Expenses Paid Conference Opportunity for Cornell Undergrads

Business Today is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Steve Forbes in 1968. For the past 50 years, our goal has been to bridge the gap between influential business leaders from all industries and top undergraduate students from across the world. BT creates a dynamic forum in which students from all backgrounds can be educated and inspired.

Business Today’s flagship event, the 44th International Conference, will take place Nov 18 – 20th, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. As an all-expenses paid, 3-day business conference, it includes:

  • 150 undergraduate students, 75 executives
  • Past keynotes:
    • Gerald Ford (38th President of the United States)
    • Jeff Immelt (CEO of GE)
    • Wendy Kopp (Founder of Teach for America)
    • Muhtar Kent (CEO of Coca-Cola)
  • Executive seminars (on-site and off-site)
  • Visits to company headquarters in NYC
  • Recruiting Reception
  • Dinner at Bryant Park Grill
  • Impact Challenge (top five finalists attend the conference to pitch their social entrepreneurship startup; winning team receives seed funding of $15k)

Apply now through our general application, Writing Competition (no resume or GPA required, multiple entries allowed), or Impact Challenge. The second round deadline is June 30th, 11:59 PM EST.

Graduation Ceremony Information

  1. Consult the Cornell University website for the revised Severe Weather Plan: http://commencement.cornell.edu/may/events/comm/swp/
  2. Consult the MAE Graduation Ceremony website for details including the MAE Severe Weather Plan: http://www.mae.cornell.edu/academics/graduation.cfm
  3. Four tickets for each student walking in the May 26 ceremony, will be available for pick up from May 7-11.  See Kae-Lynn in 125 Upson Hall.  Tickets are to be given to guests in advance of the MAE Graduation Ceremony. Tickets are not required for the University Ceremony.
  4. Make sure you tell Kae-Lynn how you want your name pronounced at the MAE Graduation Ceremony.
  5. Consult the University Commencement website for additional information and schedule of events graduation weekend: https://commencement.cornell.edu/
  6. A cap and gown is required for all students walking in May.  Consult the University Commencement site for details.

Innovative Product Design (MAE 4340/4341/5340) Enrollment Information

MAE 4340/4341/5340: Innovative Product Design requires submission of an application for enrollment and is not available for pre-enroll.

The application for this course will open on August 3rd and a link to the application will be posted on that day. The application will stay open until August 17th, after which, decisions will be made by the instructors and permission numbers will be distributed to those students accepted into the class, for enrollment during the regular add period.

Please contact me (eft24) with questions or concerns.


Engineering Innovation Competition 2018

Engineering Innovation Competition 2018

Are you an entrepreneurial undergraduate student with a great idea to impact society?
Have you designed a new, innovative product as part of a class, research or in your garage?
Have you developed a physical prototype that you think is feasible to take to market?

Enter the Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition for a chance to win awards to help further advance your innovation and the chance to participate in future startup opportunities.

April 10 at 5 pm
Upson B02

May 7


2017 Innovation Competition winners featured in Cornell Chronicle

Still Need a PE Class?

The following Cornell Outdoor Education classes have not started yet and still have spots open.

PE 1605 – 001 Day Hiking – 4/13/18

PE 1607 – 001 Backcountry Photography – 4/11/18

PE 1608 – 002 and 003 Trail Running – 4/10/18 & 4/11/18

PE 1610 – 002 and 003 Backpacking in the Finger Lakes – both start 4/11/18

Adulting 101: Career Planning (brought to you by the Engineering Career Center)

Adulting 101: Career Planning

Take ownership of your professional trajectory today! Please join the 2018 Class Council, Prof. Rick Evans, and amazing Cornell alumni for a workshop on how to explore all your options to mold and shape your path after graduation. Food will be provided!

Time: March 21 (Wed) 6-7 PM
Location: Goldwin Smith 132 [HEC auditorium]
Danya Contreras ’13 ENG – Leasing Associate at Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation; Experience in medicine and completing a Masters in Molecular Biology; planning on applying to medical school
Max Martinez ’13 A&S – Lead Creator at Maxfuture; Experience in entrepreneurship, finance, tech & venture capital, previously at General American Capital Partners, Instagram, and Phroogal
Josh Grider ’14 CALS – Community Lead at WeWork; Experience in property management, business development, and sales, previously at RecruitLoop and Waffle House
Vernice Arahan ’14 AAP – Program Associate at National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions; Experience in logistical and outreach support in unbanked and underbanked communities, previously at the Bureau of Space and Design and Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs in the NYC Human Resources Administration
Ritu Raman ’12 ENG – Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018; Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Experience in STEM – develops bio-hybrid materials and devices for applications in translational medicine, and STEM education; MS & PhD in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371133933356341/



Senior Design Report and Form Submission

Instructions for Submission of Senior Design Report:

  • Senior Design Report: Submit to your senior design instructor (the MAE office does not require a copy of your report).
  • Senior Design Content Summary Form:
    • Compose responses to the nine questions on the content summary form, based on the content of your report, and attach them to the form.
    • Submit the content summary form with the responses, to your design instructor for his/her review and signature.
    • After the instructor’s signature has been obtained, submit the form, with your responses to the 9 questions, to Kae-Lynn Wilson (kbw28), in 125 Upson Hall.*

*If your instructor is not on campus, you may send your form and the answers to your questions via email and request email approval. Please ensure that Kae-Lynn is cc’d (kbw28) or that approval is forwarded to her.

*Submission of your Senior Design Report Content Summary Form is required for graduation and should be submitted before you leave campus.