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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"Look for Yale Engineering at the FIRST Championships this week in St. Louis -- we'll be on Scholarship Row and admitted students will be invited to a reception with the Yale Science and Engineering Association. Alumni and Yale students in the area should contact YSEA to volunteer or attend events. See you in St. Louis! (FIRST alumni currently at Yale pose with Dean Kamen & his mom last week in the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation & Design.)"
For more information about YSEA activities at the FIRST championships, please contact us at FIRST@YSEA.org.
YSEA ANNUAL RECEPTION & AWARDS DINNER
YSEA will host its 2013 Reception and Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 25th. The reception will be held at Yale's Center for Engineering Innovation & Design in the Becton Center from 5:00-6:30 PM, immediately followed by dinner in the President's Room at Woolsey Hall. (Seating for dinner will begin at 6:45 PM.) For reservations, please visit http://bit.ly/YSEADinner13.
(Pictured, L to R: David I. Scheer '84 M.S., Daniel A. Spielman ’92 B.A., and T. Kyle Vanderlick ’08 M.A.H.)
The evening will feature remarks by David I. Scheer ’84 M.S., Life Sciences Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor, Philanthropist, and Vice Chair, Long Wharf Theatre Board of Trustees; Daniel A. Spielman ’92 B.A., Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation; and T. Kyle Vanderlick ’08 M.A.H., Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Engineering; and other distinguished members of the Yale community.
Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit.
Doing what has always worked in the past is a tried-and-true method of decision-making — until you run into an opponent who exploits those tendencies. Yale School of Medicine researchers report Sept. 18 in the journal Science Express that they have identified a distinct area of the brain that kicks in when you decide to bluff in a poker game or make an unconventional opening move in chess.
A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new, Genealogy of Life program at the NSF, and will be used to create annotated family trees, computational tools, and a digital database addressing all terrestrial vertebrates.