Past Event

Engineering for Humanity

November 17, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai

Imagine a world where infrastructure is green, bacteria can purify water, waste converts to fuel...

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University is one of the most exciting and dynamic engineering schools in the world with a large body of international students and faculty. Dean Mary C. Boyce will present the School's new strategic vision, Columbia Engineering for Humanity, which reflects a strong commitment to both technical innovation and community impact.

She will discuss how engineering is shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where technologies accelerate the convergence of the digital, physical, and biological worlds. New engineering research in areas such as artificial intelligence, nanoscience, data science, materials, infrastructure, and devices can truly make a difference in sustainability, health, security, connectivity, and creativity.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mary C. Boyce is the Dean of Engineering at Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. She is a strong advocate for enabling interdisciplinary research collaborations, extensively transforming research spaces and expanding the faculty in cross-cutting fields as wide ranging as Data Science, Nano Science, Sensing and Imaging, Sustainability, and Engineering in Medicine. She earned her BS degree in engineering science and mechanics from Virginia Tech, and her MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Boyce served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for over 25 years, leading the Mechanical Engineering Department.