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The YSEA is an Alliance Partner with FIRST, providing sponsors, volunteers and expertise to teams, events and to FIRST. Learn more about FIRST at firstinspires.org


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Welcome to the official YSEA Members Site!

Founded in 1914, YSEA is one of the oldest university alumni organizations in the world with a focus on issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our mission is to connect alumni with students, the University, and each other to strengthen the Yale science and engineering community.

While approximately half of our members hold science degrees, and a similar number hold engineering degrees, some of our members are musicians, writers, or other humanities graduates. We're interdisciplinary: science, engineering, and society all influence each other, and our members care about how the pieces fit together.

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Upcoming Events

  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Today, September 21st, 2017 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: CEID

    Communication Calendar - incl. quarterly President comm YSM ads IModules update …

    • 1 person is attending
  • STEM Career Fair

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 3pm - 7pm
    Location: Omni New Haven Hotel, New Haven, CT

    • 3 people are attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: CEID

    Budget AYA Assembly debrief Communications updates Activities updates (incl. Awards…

    • 1 person is attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Teleconference

    Awards Dinner Grants Science Fair FIRST Partnership

    • 1 person is attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: CEID

    Dinner prep Student group(s) (tentative)
    DUS(s) (tentative)

    • 1 person is attending
  • YSEA Annual Meeting and Dinner

    Friday, April 20th, 2018 at TBD
    Location: Quinnipiack Club, New Haven, CT

    YSEA Annual Awards dinner

    • 1 person is attending


Support current Yale students by being a mentor in the AYA Alumni - Students Pilot Mentoring Program

By Ms. Gail K. Reynolds on December 6th, 2016

Dear Yale Alumni,

Thank you for all your support to make a difference for our students through the 1stGenYale emerging Shared Interest / Identity Group. Our two pilot events on-campus to date -- Freshmen Scholars at Yale (FSY, July 30, 2016) and recently, Career Connections (November 10, 2016) -- both had over 100 alumni and students networking and developing meaningful friendships. While we are in the planning stages for future events, here is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with current students wherever you live.

I am thrilled to invite you to participate in our AYA Alumni-Students Pilot Mentoring Program.  Yale students are eager for interaction with alums, and many of our alums from Yale College, Graduate & Professional Schools are very interested in networking with students. Our goal -- this year -- is to scale up last year's AYA’s Career, Life, and Yale (CLY) and Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY) jointly sponsored pilot program in preparation for an ongoing, campus-wide mentoring program available for all Yale students over the next few years. We need your help to build this exciting program!

If you would like to mentor a student at Yale, please complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MentorPilot2 by December 12. The preamble to the survey includes more information. The survey itself will only take you only a few minutes. I just signed up myself and hope that you will join in this effort! 

Because we will start with a small group of students, there is no guarantee that all alums will be matched with a student this year.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Nancy Stratford (nstratford@nyc.rr.com) or Steve Blum (stephen.blum@yale.edu), who are in charge of this program for the AYA. 
Thank you very much for your interest. Be sure to share this wonderful opportunity to be a mentor with your fellow alumni friends, too!

Many thanks,


Lise Chapman '81 MBA

Co-Chair, 1stGenYale

Immediate Past Chair, AYA Board of Governors

YSEA Annual Dinner and Awards, May 6, 2016

By Mr. James Lockman on June 4th, 2016

The YSEA held its annual dinner and awards meeting in New Haven on May 6. We were proud to honor the accomplishments and ongoing work of the following notable Yale faculty:

Prof. Edward Tufte, '68 Ph.D., for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce or Education
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science

Prof. Meg Urry, for Meritorious Service to Yale University
Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics
President, American Astronomical Society
Member, National Academy of Sciences

Prof. Chinedum Osuji, for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Emily Chu '19 told of how she discovered Yale Engineering due to her participation in FIRST Robotics, where she met Chris Carosa at the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis in 2015. She continues to volunteer as a mentor for FIRST Team 558 Elm City Robo Squad in New Haven.

We also honored the following members of the Yale classes of '16 and '17 for their putstanding academic achievement:

Caleb David Huang ’16
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, GPA of 4.0

Charles Gunnar Kinzig ’16
Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, GPA of 4.0 

Christopher Ankeny Chute ’17
Mathematics, GPA of 4.0

Malini Marion Gandhi ’17
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, GPA of 4.0

Anna Elizabeth Russo ’17
Applied Mathematics, GPA of 4.0

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