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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects

By: Blaine Friedlander

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability awarded a grant for an interdisciplinary project that will develop, monitor and model mitigation strategies for medical facilities to protect health care workers from COVID-19 in NYC. The project is led by Max Zhang and researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, The Baker Institute for Animal Health & Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Read more

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Cornell Welcomes Students Back this Fall

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering echo’s the message sent from President Pollack. We are excited to welcome you back to campus in the fall! As mentioned below, Cornell will be opening for in-person instruction with a hybrid course style this fall. There will be opportunities for remote learning for those that cannot or do not feel comfortable returning to campus. The Sibley School faculty worked hard last spring to transition to online instruction and will continue to work hard this fall to ensure our students receive the world-class education associated with the Sibley... Read more

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Commencement Prize Winners

The Sibley School is proud to announce the student commencement prize winners for 2020! Walter Werring Excellence in Engineering Studies Prize Awardee: Madeline Dubelier This award recognizes talented and dedicated Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering B.S., M.E. graduating students, who have enhanced the Cornell Community by excelling in a manner befitting the reputation of the Sibley School. McManus Design Award Awardees: Francesco DiMare for the project "Cornell Baja Suspension Geometry" & Wei-Ling Sun for the project "Cornell Baja OD16 Four-Wheel Steering." This award... Read more

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What are the health impacts of the Sahara dust storm?

By: Gabrielle FonrougeJune

What are the health implications of the Saharan dust storm moving across the U.S.? In the New York Post, Professor Max Zhang warns that during the voyage over, particles pick up pollutants, making the dust more toxic to those breathing it in. Concentration and dust size are also important factors. Read more

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Space Applications used for Agriculture

By: Sara Baier

Destined for space, but tested in vineyards! These tiny, fully autonomous chip satellites are called “Monarchs” and they measure key factors to provide farmers with real-time data. Hunter Adams, visiting lecturer in the Sibley School, made quite the pivot. Read more


Invitation to Focus Group on Online Learning

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate majors in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022: MAE wants to learn about your online learning experience! While we all hope to have in-person instruction this fall, we also need to be prepared for possible online or mixed-mode teaching. We are planning to conduct a zoom focus group during the week of June 8. We would like to get your input on what has worked well and what has worked poorly for you in your online studies, in order to provide recommendations to the faculty. We plan to talk about different aspects of the courses you took, as well as the... Read more

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Staff in Sibley School won the Academic Achievement Award

Liran Gazit was selected for the Academic Achievement Award from the Engineering Alumni Association! Gazit joined the Sibley School in 2009 as a teaching support specialist. One of his favorite aspects of working with students is helping them work through their problems and getting to that “Aha” moment by making the connection between theory and hands-on experience. “I am grateful to be part of the MAE instructional labs team, and for the collaborations with faculty this position has offered me,” says Liran. Read more

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Christopher Hernandez Promoted to Full Professor

Christopher Hernandez was promoted to Full Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Hernandez has long been recognized as a worldwide leader in the field of orthopedic biomechanics and has received many accolades for his work in that area including being named a fellow of three professional societies (ASME, AIMBE, ASMBR). The recent expansion of Hernandez's efforts into microbiology including how the microbiome may affect orthopedic disorders and how the mechanics of individual bacterial cells can affect their resistance to antibiotics is also proving exciting... Read more