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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.

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

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Upcoming Events

  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Becton CEID M105 and Teleconference

    This is a meeting of YSEA Executive Officers, Board Members at Large, District Vice Presidents…

    • 7 people are attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Teleconference only

    This is a meeting of YSEA Executive Officers, Board Members at Large, District Vice Presidents…

    • 5 people are attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Becton CEID M105 and Teleconference

    This is a meeting of YSEA Executive Officers, Board Members at Large, District Vice Presidents…

    • 6 people are attending
  • YSEA ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER (Start time to be confirmed)

    Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 4pm - 8pm
    Location: THE PRESIDENT'S ROOM, WOOLSEY HALL (Tentative)

    A pre-dinner event or Board meeting to be announced.

  • YSEA 2017 Summer Planning Meeting

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 9am - 4pm
    Location: Dunham Lab, Mann Engineering Student Center (Room 107)

    This is a meeting of YSEA Officers & Board…

    • 10 people are attending


YSEA Annual Dinner and Awards, May 6, 2016

By Mr. James Lockman on June 4th

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

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.

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