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Bio & Health Innovation in China: R&D Focus Areas, Ecosystem Landscape, and Future Careers

  • Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 8pm
    Location: Zoom Event
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    Bio & Health Innovation in China: R&D Focus…

2020 YSEA Officers and Board Members Installed; Distinguished Faculty, Students, and Alumni Recognized

Posted by Eli YSEA, Sunday, June 28th, 2020 @ 6:42pm

  • NEW HAVEN—The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. is pleased to announce the results of its most recent general election, featuring four new officers and board members and new roles for three previous officers and board members. Further, YSEA is pleased to recognize members of the Yale community, including students, alumni, and faculty for their achievements in STEM fields.


    (Top row, L-R: Gail Kalison Reynolds, Waleed Nasir, Ingrid Russell.
    Bottom row, L-R: Staci Leisman, Laurel Reitman, James Lockman.)

    Gail Kalison Reynolds (B.S. 1978, Biology and M.F.S. 1981, Forestry & Environmental Studies), formerly a Board Member-at-Large, has been elected as Secretary of YSEA, an officer of the corporation. She is responsible for recording the Minutes of the organization, managing communications, and overseeing YSEA records, including membership rolls. Newly elected District Vice Presidents include Waleed Nasir (M.B.A. 2015, Metropolitan District) and Ingrid Russell (M.Phil. 1985, Mathematics, New England District), and new Board Members-at-Large include Staci Leisman, M.D. (B.S. 1999) and Laurel Reitman (B.S. 1999, Electrical Engineering). In addition to Gail Kalison Reynolds assuming a new role, members moving into new roles as Board Members-at-Large include Anita Kishore (B.S. 1999, Chemistry) and James Lockman (B.S. 1989, Physics & Applied Physics). A full list of officers, board members, and their terms in office is available at the YSEA website.

    Next, YSEA takes great pride in highlighting outstanding alumni and faculty for providing meritorious service to Yale, for performing distinguished service to industry, commerce, or education, and for their remarkable achievements in advancing basic and applied science. The honor roll of past award winners includes astronauts, entrepreneurs, Nobel laureates, government leaders, philanthropists, physicians, university presidents, industrialists, and, of course, some of the world’s greatest scientists and engineers. YSEA also recognizes faculty upon attaining emeritus status and highlights outstanding academic performance by undergraduate students.

    (L-R: Eileen K. Pollack, Gary A. Chanan, Elie K. Track, and Joseph A. Cerro)

    Eileen K. Pollack, M.F.A. (B.S. 1978, Physics) received the YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce, or Education in recognition of advancing our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, using creative nonfiction to capture the loneliness, humility, and humanity in being an exceptional scientist.

    The Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science is presented to Gary A. Chanan, Ph.D. (B.S. 1970, Physics and Mathematics) in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of optical astronomy. His contributions have enabled countless insights by a generation of astronomers and will continue to have a profound impact on the field for many years to come.

    Elie K. Track (Ph.D. 1988, Physics) and Joseph A. Cerro (B.S. 1989, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry) both received the YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale in recognition of their service as advocates and exemplars for STEM at Yale, for their acts of volunteerism and community outreach within and beyond Yale, and for providing mentoring and leadership within their respective fields.
     


    Anita I. Kishore

    The executive board honored Anita I. Kishore, Ph.D. (B.S. 1999, Chemistry) as the 2019–2020 District Vice President of the Year. Dr. Kishore was Metropolitan District Vice President from 2018 to 2020 and currently serves as a delegate to the Yale Alumni Association Assembly. She has increased YSEA's profile through through social media and online activities, such as YSEA’s first Digital Career Panel for students and alumni, and she has attracted prominent alumni to participate in YSEA activities.

    YSEA also presented awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement to the top STEM students in the classes of 2020 and 2021. Awardees from the Class of 2021 include Amer Al-Hiyasat, Lincoln Berkley, Justin Cheong, Athena Flint, Claire Lamarre, Kendra Libby, Melissa Lu, Sally Ma, and Anna Sun. Recipients of the Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Senior Class of 2020 include Brennan Carman, Jasper Feinberg, Randall Kras, Yifei Shen, and Benjamin Waldman.

    Finally, YSEA congratulates the following faculty members upon attaining emeritus status: Thomas H. Brown, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 1988, Professor Emeritus of Psychology), John Dovidio, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 2006, Carl I. Hovland Professor Emeritus of Psychology), Marianne LaFrance, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 1998, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), and Ronald B. Smith, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 1986, Damon Wells Professor of Geology and Geophysics).

YSEA's 3rd Meet the Profs! with Professor W. Mark Saltzman

  • Monday, April 27th, 2020 at 3pm - 4pm
    Location: https://tinyurl.com/YaleMeetTheProfs3

    Register here

    Meet the Profs! Web…

Yale Alumni Webinar: COVID-19: How A Novel Emerging Infectious Disease Impacts Local, Global and Future Health

  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm
    Location: Webinar

    REGISTER ONLINE to join Yale alumni and faculty experts in a webinar on Monday, March 23rd,…

YSEA's 2nd "Meet the Profs" Webinar!

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm
    Location: Webinar

    Get behind-the-scenes access to research that is spotlighted in Issue 92.4 of the Yale…

YSEA Awardees for 2020 Announced!

Posted by Eli YSEA, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 @ 2:55pm



  • The Yale Science & Engineering Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Yale Alumni Awards.

    YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce or Education

    Eileen K. Pollack ’78 Physics, Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, Author of The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club.
     

    YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University

    Joseph A. Cerro ’89 Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Technologist & Life Sciences Consultant, Past President of the Yale Science & Engineering Association.

    Elie K. Track Ph.D. ’88 Physics,
    CEO of nVizix LLC, IEEE Fellow, Past President of the Yale Science & Engineering Association.
     

    YSEA Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science

    Gary A. Chanan ’70 Physics, Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, University of California Irvine.

YSEA's First Career Panel Webinar

Posted by Eli YSEA, Monday, February 3rd, 2020 @ 11:36am



  • YSEA hosted its first career panel webinar on January 21, 2020, featuring an incredible group of panelists, including:

    Moderated by YSEA Executive Board member, Anita Kishore, the webinar included experiences and tips about the diverse challenges faced over the course of a career.

    In case you missed the webinar, you can tune in to a replay at http://bit.ly/YSEA20200121.

YSEA joins Welcome to New York

  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Yale Club, New York City

    Join YSEA and other alumni organizations, for alumni who are new to New York!

Yale Explores! Houston

  • Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 (all day)
    Location: Houston

    YSEA joins Yale Explores! Houston.

Career Day with YSEA

  • Thursday, October 31st, 2019 (all day)
    Location: Shanghai High School, Shanghai, China

    Southeast Asia DVP Ming Jing will discuss with students the future of AI and Autonomous…

Annual Central Park Alumni Picnic

  • Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: Central Park, New York (near the Great Lawn)

    Join us for the annual YSEA alumni picnic in Central Park, New York, co-sponsored with…

Meet the Profs! Target-Directed MicroRNA Degradation: researcher interview with Yale Scientific Magazine

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 12pm - 1pm
    Location: https://zoom.us/recording/share/BCYyWSX88-crQpUEReq9GrgGGPCSXtqVBJ8CpviTwp2wIumekTziMw

    Dear alumni,

    This is the inaugural webinar of the Meet the Profs! series,…

YSEA Board meeting - Annual Strategic Planning Session (in-person and dial-in)

  • Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Mann Student Center (and dial-in information available on our drive)

    This is our annual Strategic Planning meeting for our Board.

CANCELLED: YSEA Annual Dinner 2020

  • Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Graduate Club, 155 Elm St, New Haven

    We regret to announce that the 2020 YSEA Annual Dinner has been cancelled. All individuals who…

YSEA Board meeting (dial-in only)

  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 4pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Dial-in (information on the Board's google drive)

    This is our regular Board meeting.  Email elissa.levy@ysea.org with questions.

YSEA Board meeting (dial-in only)

  • Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 4pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Dial-in (information on the Board's google drive)

    This is our regular Board meeting.  Email elissa.levy@ysea.org with questions.

YSEA Board meeting (in-person and dial-in)

  • Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 4pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Yale CEID Room M105 (and dial-in information available on our drive)

    This is our regular Board meeting, following the YAA Assembly.

YSEA Board meeting (dial-in only)

  • Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 4pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Dial-in (information on the Board's google drive)

    This is our regular Board meeting.  Email elissa.levy@ysea.org with questions.

Distinguished Faculty, Students, and Alumni Presented with 2019 YSEA Awards; New YSEA Officers and Board Members Installed

Posted by Eli YSEA, Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 @ 2:07pm

  • NEW HAVEN—The Yale Science & Engineering Association recognized members of the Yale community for their achievements in STEM fields at the 105th YSEA Annual Dinner at the Graduate Club in New Haven on April 12, 2019. YSEA traditionally has highlighted outstanding alumni and faculty for providing meritorious service to Yale, for performing distinguished service to industry, commerce, or education, and for their remarkable achievements in advancing basic and applied science. The honor roll of past award winners includes astronauts, entrepreneurs, Nobel laureates, government leaders, philanthropists, physicians, university presidents, industrialists, and, of course, some of the world’s greatest scientists and engineers.

    Michael Gold ’60, M.Eng. ’62, received the YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce or Education in recognition of his commitment to the safety and standardization of multiple materials and components in the high pressure steam and boiler industry, for his leadership in that industry, and for the lasting impact he has made on his peers.

    The Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science was presented to Daniel E. Prober, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 1986) in recognition of Dr. Prober's pioneering contributions to the fields of nanosystems and superconductivity, providing foundational insights and technologies that have been applied to areas ranging from quantum systems to astronomy.

    Brian M. Scassellati, Ph.D. (M.A.H. 2013) received the YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale in recognition of his service as an advocate and exemplar for STEM at Yale, for his acts of community outreach within and beyond Yale, for his innovative teaching of computer science, and for his leadership in the fields of social and assistive robotics.

    In addition, YSEA honored Jeffrey S. Katz ’89 GRD as its 2018–2019 District Vice President of the Year. Mr. Katz has served as the YSEA Vice President for its Connecticut District since 2015. Since then, he has forged partnerships between YSEA and other alumni groups, and local professional associations while increasing YSEA's profile through a series of well-attended public events and student activities.

    YSEA also presented awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement to the top STEM students in the classes of 2019 and 2020. Awardees include Christoph Funke ’19, Claudia Mezey ’19, Lilly Scheibe ’19, Christina Stankey ’19, Brennan Carman ’20, Jasper Feinberg ’20, Randall Kras ’20, Mahima Kumara ’20, and Benjamin Waldman ’20.

    Capping off the evening, Gail Kalison Reynolds ’81 MFS announced the results of YSEA's 2019-2020 general election for officers and board members, including the election of Elissa Dunn Levy ’09 as the new President of YSEA. Also elected/re-elected were Milton J. Young M.S. ’84 (Executive Vice President), Joseph A. Cerro ’89 (Treasurer), and Board Members-At-Large Robert Cordova ’84, Sarah Huelin ’97, Andrew Reardon ’21, Gail Reynolds, and John Siemon M.S. ’90. Upon assuming office, Ms. Levy presented Mr. Siemon with a ceremonial gavel in recognition of his service as YSEA President from 2016-2019.

    (Link: Photos from the April 12, 2019 YSEA Annual Dinner.)

Tour of Wright Laboratory - Tour of the Universe

  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 4pm - 5:45pm
    Location: Wright Laboratory 272 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06511

    Come join us for a tour of the Wright Laboratory as we explore fundamental questions,…


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