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.

We hope that you will find this website to be a useful tool. Thanks for visiting!

Forms & Files

Upcoming Events

  • Patient Experience Hackathon at Yale

    Today, March 27th, 2015 at 6am - 3am Sunday, March 29th
    Location: Yale University (see schedule for details)

    The Spring 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon: Improving Recovery and Reducing Readmissions will…

  • May 1, 2015 - YSEA CEID Reception and Tour

    Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 5pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street, New Haven CT

    Come to Yale's Center for Engineering Innovation and Design for a…

  • May 1, 2015 - YSEA ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

    Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 6:45pm - 9:30pm
    Location: THE PRESIDENT'S ROOM, WOOLSEY HALL (preceded by a 5:00 PM Reception at the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design in Becton Center)

    Please join the YSEA for a gala evening of fun and fellowship as we recognize eminent faculty,…

YSEA NEWS

Thoughts on Robots...and Yale Students

By Eli YSEA on December 1st, 2014

An interesting observation by YSEA President, James Lockman '89, excerpted from his December 1, 2014 letter to the membership:

"I recently attended the 2014 Nyquist Lecture in Electrical Engineering, which is generously funded by longtime YSEA member, supporter and award recipient, J. Robert Mann '51. For the non-EE folks, the Nyquist lecture is named for Harry Nyquist '17 PhD, who created the FAX machine (among many other things) and developed fundamental theories about how fast signals can propagate in a telephone or telegraph system. The speaker at the Nyquist Lecture was Dr. Marc Raibert, co-founder of Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics is easily identifiable by its robots, which resemble animals and which have surprising speed and agility for such large machines...During the lecture, a question was asked that was, in my opinion, indicative of how Yale students differ from their peers at other institutions. A student asked whether the engineers who build these animal-like robots empathize with their creations when their creations fail. How interesting that the young Yale Engineer would ask about how the robotics engineers felt! 'Robots are machines, and their creators strive to break them and learn from how they fail,' replied Dr. Raibert. 'They don't worry about how the robot feels.' While a good answer from the engineer's perspective, the question illustrates how Yalies bring liberal arts and humanities to their science and engineering studies and ultimately to their careers."

For more information about the 2014 Nyquist Lecture, please visit the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science's article about the event.

Photo of the Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot, courtesy of Boston Dynamics. All rights reserved.

What do CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and New Haven's Girls Science Investigations Have in Common?

By Eli YSEA on December 1st, 2014


Photo of Professor Demers, courtesy of C. Yvonne Hickey.

Earlier this year, YSEA members and guests gathered at the Yale Club of New York City for a reception and presentation with Sarah Demers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics at Yale. After hors d'oeuvres were served, the crowd was treated to a discussion of Professor Demers' work on the Higgs boson and her efforts with an extraordinary initiative in New Haven "to motivate, empower, and interest girls in developing the skills they need to pursue careers in science." For more information, please visit the Demers Group website or the Girls Science Investigations website.

For More YSEA News and Events...

Please visit our Announcements page.


The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.

Powered by GroupSpaces · Terms · Privacy Policy · Cookie Use · Create Your Own Group