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.
Why doesn’t the brain catch cold? A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows that when a virus is detected in the nose a long-distance signaling system can activate anti-viral defenses in distant parts of the brain.
When a new diagnostic definition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) went into effect in May 2013, many were concerned that fewer individuals would be diagnosed with ASD, and therefore not qualify for special services. But a new Yale study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that those children who do not meet the new ASD standards will receive a different diagnosis under the new guidelines.
For more than a half century, James P. Comer has argued success in academics is tied to a child’s emotional, psychological, and social development. The Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, Comer met with YaleNews to discuss his efforts to incorporate those principles in educational settings and his recent appointment to the U.S. President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
In a talk before a packed audience at the Connecticut Mental Health Center auditorium, Susannah Cahalan, New York Post journalist and author of “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness,” recalled her psychological deterioration and her journey to find a correct diagnosis.
Improving diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism has been the focus of a growing body of research. New information from these studies led the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to revise key parameters for evaluating and treating autism.
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