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!

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  

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.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training 

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

Where: Cornell – Hollister Hall – Room 372


Other Identical courses in NY: 

September 15 – Rochester –

September 16 – Buffalo –

September 17 – Syracuse –

September 19 – Binghamton –

October 27 – New York City –

October 28 – Newark –

November 9 – NYC – 

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 –

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:

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at


Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M

President, LeadingGreen


B740 Sandford Fleming Building

10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Erickson Lab

MS/MEng/Undergraduate research opportunity in numerical simulations in the Erickson Lab 

The Erickson Lab ( seeks an MS/MEng/undergraduate student at Cornell with an interest in numerical simulations (heat & mass transfer, CFD, chemical reaction) with COMSOL. The available position will focus on the structure optimization for the HI-Light project, a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol.

The expected qualifications include:

  • The position is available immediately and requires a minimum of one full academic year commitment (Aug 2019-May 2020).
  • Preferences will be given to Cornell MS/MEng students, and undergraduates in the junior/senior level, with a background in MechE, ChemE, MSE, AEP or relevant
  • Proficiency in CAD will be required. A basic understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and reaction kinetics will be
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in numerical simulations. Prior experience of using COMSOL will be preferred but not

The successful candidate will be working with Elvis Cao (, a Ph.D. student in the Erickson lab, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy. Publishing opportunities can be expected.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement outlining their qualifications for the position to Elvis Cao at Included the words “HI-Light Technology Simulation Research Position” in the subject line. Please elaborate on your relevant skills in the email body.

About HI-Light:

HI-Light is a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol. The technology seeks to achieve a kind of artificial photosynthesis – combining sunlight, CO2 and chemicals to photocatalytically produce renewable fuels.

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 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

Scholarship Opportunities

Churchill Scholarship Session [being offered 2x]

Tues., Aug. 27, NOON (Pre-register at, 103 Barnes
Tues., Aug. 27, 5:30 pm, 103 Barnes
STEM scholarship covers 1-yr graduate study at Cambridge University.  For current seniors, recent graduates, and current master’s students with a min GPA of 3.8 in the STEM fields.  U.S. citizenship required.


Luce Scholarship Session [being offered 2x]

Tues., Aug. 27, 4:35 pm, 103 Barnes
Wed., Aug. 28, NOON (Pre-register at, 103 Barnes
An individually arranged, paid 1-year internship in Asia.  For current seniors without a professed interested in Asia.  U.S. citizenship required.


Truman Scholarship Session [being offered 3x]

Wed., Sept. 4., 4:35 pm , 103 Barnes
Thurs., Sept. 5, NOON (Pre-register at, 103 Barnes
Wed., Sept. 18, 4:35 pm, 103 Barnes
Provides up to $30,000 for graduate school.  For jrs. committed to a career related to social justice issues, planning to work in government or the non-profit sector, with a solid record of leadership and public/community service.  U.S. citizenship required.

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 (

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 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).

Senior Design Submission Information

The standard deadline for submission of your senior design report will be Wednesday, May 15th, by 5 pm. This will give your instructor time to read your report, will provide you with time to make any necessary edits, and for the instructor to provide you with a grade. Should you have any concerns about this deadline, please contact your senior design instructor.

Regarding the Senior Design Report Content Summary Form:

Answer the 9 questions on the form in a separate document. You can either 1) print your answers, attach them to the paper form, get a written signature from your senior design instructor, and turn the form in to Kae-Lynn or 2) email your answers to you instructor, requesting email approval, and then forward that approval to Kae-Lynn (kbw28) or copy her on the whole email chain.

The undergraduate office does not need a copy of your actual report, just the answers to the questions on the content summary form and approval of them by your senior design instructor.

Please let us know if you have other questions about senior design.