LSC Winter 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, the Undergraduate Major Coordinator (Emily) for your department.

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

Earn a Minor in Design Strategy

The Department of Design + Environmental Analysis offers a minor in Design Strategy. This minor provides students with an understanding of design thinking and practice through the production of designed artifacts. The Design Strategy minor may be of particular interest to students from Information Science, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and other Engineering departments who are seeking design studies that compliment and may partly overlap with their technical understanding. The Design Strategy minor is meant to help prepare students to design more holistically in response to today’s complex challenges and opportunities.

Learn more about the Design Strategy minor at https://www.human.cornell.edu/dea/academics/undergraduate/minors/design

NEW MATH ELECTIVE COURSE OPTION

Good Afternoon,

ENGRD/ECE 2720: Data Science for Engineers, has just been approved as a new math elective option. If taken, this course will also fulfill the probability and statistics requirement.

The course description is below:

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MATH 1920 and either CS 1110 or CS 1112.

A. Wagner.

An introduction to data science for engineers. The data science workflow: acquisition and cleansing, exploration and modeling, prediction and decision making, visualization and presentation. Techniques for different steps in the workflow including outlier detection, regression, change-point detection, and classification. An introduction to probability, focusing on Gaussian distributions and linear models. Methods for combining domain-agnostic data analysis tools with the types of domain-specific knowledge that are common in engineering. Programming projects in Python.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training, Early Bird Pricing until September 18th

When: September 18th 2019 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM

Where: Cornell – Hollister Hall – Room 372

Registration: http://leadinggreen.com/cornell

Other Identical courses in NY: 

September 15 – Rochester – https://leadinggreen.com/rochester

September 16 – Buffalo – https://leadinggreen.com/buffalo

September 17 – Syracuse – https://leadinggreen.com/cuse

September 19 – Binghamton – https://leadinggreen.com/binghamton

October 27 – New York City – https://leadinggreen.com/nyc

October 28 – Newark – https://leadinggreen.com/njit

November 9 – NYC – https://leadinggreen.com/ccny

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the entire recorded course online or live stream one of our webinar options here – https://leadinggreen.com/online

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

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: http://leadinggreen.com/cornell
Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Regards,
Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen
585-764-5423 / 416-824-2677
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Sign up for a Free Membership to the New York Academy of Science

To support your professional and career development, Cornell University will sponsor a complimentary 1-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences for any interested undergraduate and graduate student, postdoc, faculty and staff member. For over 200 years, the Academy has helped scientists, engineers, and innovators pursue successful careers. 

To request a sponsored membership, sign up at NYAS.ORG/CORNELL

As an Academy Member, you’ll benefit from free or discounted access to:

Graduate Students & Postdocs – Learn more about other benefits and memberships available to you at https://gradschool.cornell.edu/academic-progress/pathways-to-success/free-memberships-for-cornell-graduate-students/!

Paid Positions Available, Working with the MAE Instructional Labs

The MAE Instructional Labs are looking for help in the following areas.  All positions are paid.  

The jobs are generally 5 to 10 hours a week.  Pay is dependent on skills and year in school – $11 to $13.50/hour.  In addition to specific duties below all workers may be called on to do additional tasks as needed by the instructional staff, etc.  

Note: jobs may be combined if desired. 

All interested students contact (by email):  Matt Ulinski, Hansen Director of Instructional Labs at mu25@cornell.edu  

MAE 3230 Demo Help
Deliver, setup, assist and return MAE 3230 Demos.  Must be available at least some MWF from 9:45 to 11:15.  Can be combined with other listed jobs. 

MAE 2020 Demo Help
Deliver and return MAE 2020 Demos to classroom.  Must be available Wednesday at noon and Friday at 10 AM for half an hour.  Can be combined with other listed jobs.

Build 3230 Demos:
Help continue development of MAE 3230 labs.  Must have taken MAE 3230.  Can be combined with other listed jobs. 

Work on 2020 Demos:
Create foam inserts for MAE 2020 demo kits.  Using 3d router table and CAD software, modify and manufacture foam inserts for MAE 2020 demoe kits.  Training provided.  Can be combined with other listed jobs. 

Build Wall for 4180 Robot Course:
Build new wall system for MAE 4180 robot course.  Can be combined with other listed jobs.

P&G Technical Excellence Award

2019 Technical Excellence Award 

What: One $500 scholarship presented by Procter & Gamble based upon presentations given on any experience (i.e. undergraduate research, summer internship, or engineering co-op) that demonstrates significant technical achievement.

Who: Any undergraduate engineering sophomore, junior, or senior at Cornell University who has demonstrated excellence in technical endeavors.

When: Please contact SJ Munsi at munsi.s@pg.com for an electronic copy of the application, or if you have any questions. Applications need to be submitted to SJ electronically by 8:00am on Monday, September 2nd. Finalist presentations will be held on campus on Tuesday, September 10th.

Why: Procter & Gamble recognizes the importance of setting and pursuing professional development goals as a college undergraduate at Cornell. The achievement of clear, demanding goals that force one to grow is a key ingredient for success, not only in college, but throughout the professional career. We applaud and support evidence of this discipline in all phases of college life, both academic and extracurricular. As such, we are sponsoring a program to reward a Cornell engineer who best exemplifies characteristics leading to technical achievement. We will award a $500 scholarship to the candidate who best demonstrates leadership, desires for professional development, strong communication skills, and records of technical excellence.

Sponsored By

Procter & Gamble

Applications for MAE 4340/4341/5340 and MAE 5250 will open at noon today!

Good morning,

The online application forms for MAE 4340/4341/5340: Innovative Product Design and MAE 5250: Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacture will open today, 8/2/19, at 12:00 pm. The applications will remain open until Friday, August 16th, at 12:00 pm. You can find them at these links:

MAE 4340/4341/5340

MAE 5250

Once the application closes, all responses will be compiled and sent to the course instructors for selection of students who will be given permission to enroll. If you are selected, you will receive an email, prior to the end of the add period, with a permission number which will allow you to add the class on Student Center.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns (eft24@cornell.edu).

Engineering/Clinical Medicine Project in NYC Available Starting Early June

Measurement of Intra-Operative Bone Quality in Patients Having Spinal Fusion Surgery 

Sponsors: Eve Donnelly PhD, Emily Stein MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, HSS)

Over 250,000 patients have spine fusion surgery every year in the United States. Patients undergo this complex procedure to correct scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and other spinal deformities. Complications occur in up to 30% of patients and can be devastating. We are conducting a group of studies to understand how the material properties of a patient’s bones affects their outcomes after surgery. Patients will undergo a comprehensive pre-operative evaluation of their bone with several imaging tests, blood analyses of bone metabolism as well as a novel hand-held indentation test to measure resistance to induction of microcracks.

The student’s role on this project will be to work closely with a team of metabolic bone specialists, orthopedic surgeons, and biomechanical engineers at HSS to design a device for measurement of intra-operative bone quality, specifically the insertional torque of pedicle screws (torqe range 0-5Nm). The device must be biocompatible and work with the standard pedicle screw instrumentation.  The device, once designed, would be manufactured and piloted in the clinical setting.

This project would provide a student with the experience of working on an important clinical problem, using computer-aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA), and interacting with both scientists and clinicians. Applicants should have a background in engineering and CAD.

We are looking for a student to work at HSS on this project for the summer of 2019, beginning either June 3 or June 10. A stipend of $3500 with additional funds for supplies will be provided.

Interested students should email Prof. Eve Donnelly at eld26@cornell.edu with subject line: Engineering/Clinical Medicine Summer Project; a cover letter in the body of the email; and two .pdf attachments: 1) resume (filename: FirstnameLastnameResume.pdf) and 2) transcript (filename: FirstnameLastnameTranscript.pdf).