LSC Summer Scholarships Available

The primary objective of the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) Scholarship is to enable current full-time undergraduate students to graduate on schedule by providing financial support to attend Summer or Winter Session at Cornell.  Although many students wish to attend Summer or Winter Session, limited funding restricts us to awarding scholarships to eligible applicants who receive Cornell grant aid and demonstrate both an academic and financial need. LSC Scholarships are for Cornell courses only, and cover the cost of tuition.

Priority for scholarships is given in the following order:

  1. Seniors who need to fulfill requirements for graduation.
  2. Upper-class students who did not successfully complete a core course.
  3. Students who need Summer or Winter Session credits to place them on schedule for graduation.
  4. Students who have been encouraged to moderate their course load by an advisor due to extenuating circumstances.
  5. Supporting students’ participation in a broad range of academic enrichment opportunities provided by Cornell.

If you wish to be nominated you must meet with, and receive approval from, Emily Iv

IMPORTANT NOTE: The LSC Scholarship is not granted for academic acceleration.

IMPORTANT: Hard Deadline Approaching for Research and Project Team Enrollment!!

Good afternoon,

For the Spring 2020 semester, students have the ability to add/drop project team and independent research classes through Friday, February 21, 2020 using the university add/drop system.

NO enrollment requests will be accepted after this deadline, without exception, so please take care to get enrolled as soon as you’re able.

Please share this information widely.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training, Feb. 18

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: February 18th 2020 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM

Where: Cornell – Hollister Hall – Room 206



Other Identical courses in NY:

February 9 – New York City –

February 17 – Binghamton –

February 19 – Syracuse –

February 20 – Rochester –

February 22 – Buffalo –

Or take the identical course Online – Any time – Any where – 

Pad your resume with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people!

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

To register for the class please visit:

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at

Participate in a Study of Problem Solving and Earn $20

Would you like to participate in a study about heat transfer problem solving? Your help will be valuable in improving education at Cornell. Participants will also receive a $20 gift card.

During the study we will ask you to solve some conceptual problems from MAE 3240 (Heat Transfer) and talk about your thought process as you solve them. We are looking for students who have already taken MAE 3240. Your responses are valuable regardless of what grade you received. We expect each session to take no more than an hour. Your participation is voluntary.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Hadas Ritz ( or Carolyn Aslan (

Please fill out the form below to sign up:

IMPORTANT: Extended Hard Deadline for Research and Project Team Enrollment!

Good morning,

A new add deadline has been established for Independent Research and Project Team enrollment (all other classes will still adhere to the University add deadline of Feb. 4). Considering the extra effort required in sorting out enrollment for these kinds of courses, the deadline has been extended to the end of the fifth week of classes, which allows students to add/drop electronically slightly later into the semester.  For the Spring 2020 semester, students have the ability to add/drop project team and independent research classes through Friday, February 21, 2020 using the university add/drop system.

NO enrollment requests will be accepted after this deadline, without exception, so please take care to get enrolled as soon as you’re able.

Please share this information widely.


ECON 3110: New Option for Math Elective

Good morning,

Another course has been added the list of acceptable math electives for Mechanical Engineering.

ECON 3110: Probability Models and Inference for the Social Sciences can satisfy the math elective as well as the probability and statistics requirement.

It will take some time for this course to be added to the lists on the website, but know that it has been approved as a math elective for Spring 2020 and beyond.

Senior Design Content Summary Form Submission

Good Morning, Seniors,

Below, please find instructions for submitting your senior design report content summary form:

  • In a separate document (please type), answer the 9 questions on the content summary form with a paragraph or so.
  • You have two options for obtaining a signature from your project advisor (this must be a faculty member; PhD student cannot sign this form):
    1. Option 1: Print the document containing your answers to the 9 questions and attach it to the form. Take the form and answers to your project advisor for review and a manual signature. Submit the signed content summary form and answers to Kae-Lynn in 125 Upson.
    2. Option 2: Send the content summary form and your answers to the 9 questions to your project advisor as email attachments and request email approval. Once your project advisor has replied with email approval, forward that (along with the attachments) to Kae-Lynn (kbw28).
  • Deadline: It is best to get your approved content summary form submitted before you leave for break. However, if the end of the semester is too hectic, you may submit your approved senior design content summary form up until December 31st.
  • Note: Your actual full senior design report is only submitted to your project advisor. The undergraduate office does not need a copy of it. We only need your approved content summary forms and answers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.


Trek to Biomedical Companies with Career Services and BME

The Cornell Engineering Career Center and the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meining School of Biomedical Engineering are sponsoring two treks in January. These treks are a great opportunity to connect with professionals and alumni in the biomedical field. The first 25 students to register will be accepted. Additional students will be put on a waitlist in order of submission time.

Please note: transportation and hotel accommodations are not provided for either trek. Students must plan for travel to Boston or San Francisco and between companies.

The deadline to register is December 6, 2019.

Boston Trek – January 13 & 14, 2020

Below is a tentative agenda that is subject to change. Finalized schedules and more information will be emailed to students after the registration process. 

Monday, January 13

Morning Session: Company TBD

11:45 AM – 3:15 PM: Biogen

3:45-5:00 PM: Wyss Institute

6:00 PM: Cornell Biomedical Alumni – Student Reception

Tuesday, January 14

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Transmedics

Time TBD: Smith & Nephew



San Francisco Trek – January 15 & 16, 2020

Tentative Agenda: 

Wednesday, January 15

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Thoratec/Abbott

1:30-3:00 PM: Stryker

Time TBD: Student Reception with Alumni

Thursday, January 16:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Siemens

2:00 PM – TBD: Intersect ENT


The Cornell Career Services No-Show Policy applies to these two treks.

Relationships with alumni and employers are an important aspect of career development.  As such, we hold our students to a strict attendance and cancellation policy. This policy is to ensure the maximum number of students are able to take advantage of this opportunity.

Due to the nature of this event, you must cancel by January 6th by 11:59pm or you may be subject to OCR Violation.

Alumni and Recruiter Events No-Show Policy

If you change your mind or your schedule changes after signing up for a Biomedical Trek, email to remove your registration by January 6th at 11:59. After that time, if you elect to cancel your registration or cannot attend, immediately notify our office by phone or email. Depending on the circumstances, this will result in your being considered a “late cancellation” or “no-show.” If so, you will not be allowed to participate in career conversations, other Engineering registration-required Networking events or on-campus recruiting until you speak with a Career Development staff member. A second “no-show” will result in automatic forfeiture of the right to participate in all Engineering Alumni Career Conversation for one semester, as well as the inability to participate in on-campus recruiting for 1 semester.


Funds are available to assist with costs associated with off-campus experiences to advance a student’s professional goals. Find more information about how to apply here.


Engineering Career Center

201 Carpenter Hall

We Inspire and empower Cornell Engineers to create lifelong career success


Professor Tian’s Lab is Recruiting Undergrad Researchers

ZT Group of Cornell MAE is recruiting!

ZT group is led by Professor Zhiting Tian in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Their research focuses on both computational and experimental studies of nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion using cutting-edge research tools. Their research has a direct impact on thermal energy conversion and management in a diverse array of applications, including renewable energy generation, microelectronics cooling, space and building technologies, additive manufacturing, and biomedical engineering.  They have 1-2 openings for juniors starting in spring 2020. Prior experience in the related areas is NOT a must but a strong desire to conduct research is highly valued. Their group website is at

If you are interested and are willing to commit at least two terms, please send your CV to by December 20, 2019.

End-of-Semester Mental Health Support

Managing end-of-semester stress
It’s normal to feel more stressed than usual at this time of year. The good news is that there’s actually a lot you can do to help keep your stress in check so you can function at their best. Cornell Health’s Managing End-of-Semester Stress page lists tips, opportunities, and resources for extra support.

“Final Stretch” CAPS-led workshops
Stop by one of Cornell Health’s free drop-in workshops (through Dec. 12) to learn strategies to help you finish the semester strong. Topics include Stress Management, Test Anxiety, Breathing Through Finals, and Strategies to Calm the *Bleep* Down.

Need someone to talk to?
You can call Cornell Health 24/7 (607-255-5155) to speak with a professional counselor, or you can connect with a peer counselor through EARS. 24/7 support is also available through these local and national hotlines and text lines.


“Final Stretch” CAPS-Led Workshops, no Registration Required

No need to register or RSVP. Just show up at any workshops that you think might be useful.


Breathing Through Finals

Led by Maurice Haltom, LCSWR, Cornell Health counselor

  • Monday, Dec. 2, 4:30-5:30 pm  |  Cornell Health, Rm. 127C
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 4:30-5:30 pm  |  Cornell Health, Rm 621

Learn and practice breathing strategies to decrease anxiety, manage stress, and improve concentration to carry you through the final stretch of the semester.

Fall Semester: Finishing Strong

Led by Katrina Blomquist, PhD and Travis Winter, LCSW-R, Cornell Health counselors

  • “Stress Management” – Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:00-6:00 pm  |  Cornell Health, Rm. 127D
  • “Test Anxiety” – Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:00-6:00  |  Cornell Health, Rm. 127D

A two-session skills and discussion-based experience exploring evidence-based stress and anxiety management techniques. Come to one, or both.

Strategies to Calm the *Bleep* Down!

Led by Jennie Bernstein, PhD, Cornell Health counselor

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:00-5:00 pm  |  Cornell Health, Rm. 127A
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 4:00-5:00 pm  |  Cornell Health, Rm. 501

Panicking while studying or during an exam? Difficulty falling asleep the night before a big test or presentation? Feeling just generally restless? Learn strategies to calm your body and mind including grounding exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and more.

Mark Schuster, ’92, of ASML Gives Talk at 4:30 Today

Mark Schuster ‘92
Director – Mechatronics and Defectivity ASML

“Engineering Challenges in Semiconductor Photolithography”

ASML is a Dutch company and currently the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. The company manufactures machines for the production of integrated circuits. In 2018, the company had sales of $12.0 Billion, R&D spending of $1.60 Billion, and net income of $2.60 Billion.  Mark Schuster graduated from Cornell in 1992 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he worked in several industries including aerospace, and automation. Over the past 21 years at ASML, Mark worked as a mechanical design engineer, a task leader, an architect, a group leader, and a senior manager. His current position is Director of Mechatronics and Defectivity.

Enterprise Engineering Colloquium

open to the public

4:30 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2019

B-11 Kimball Hall

Engineering Management MEng Info. Session, this Friday

The Cornell Engineering Management program is hosting an info session on Friday, November 15 at 2:00 pm in Hollister 202. This M.Eng. degree is for anyone who wants to be a leader in a technical environment and advance into a managerial role. You will have the opportunity to learn more about this flexible graduate program, discuss career opportunities for our graduates, and talk with current students and staff.

To attend, please REGISTER HERE

Thank you and we hope to see you on Friday!