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carbon emissions

Scientists Explain Why Coronavirus Isn't Good for the Climate

By: Becky Ferreira

According to Professor Max Zhang from the Sibley School, during the COVID-19 pandemic carbon emission levels will stay the same if not slightly increase after. “We are basically using a lot of energy at home right now, much more than before, so really I’m seeing a shift from commercial to residential” emissions, said Professor Zhang. Read more

Student in research lab

Cornell Giving Day!

Today is Cornell Giving Day! In the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, we understand the enormous impact our alumni have on our programs, our students, our faculty and our future. We are a network, but more importantly, a community of engineers that are committed to innovation. Upson Hall is filled with students learning the tools to not only contribute to the world, but make a lasting change. Our students are busy learning the fundamentals, contributing to ground-breaking research, joining world renowned project teams, and completing internships at some of the most... Read more

Students at hackathon

Sibley Ph.D. and Group won Novelty Prize at Digital Ag Hackathon

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

Houston Claure, doctoral student, mechanical engineering; Apratim Jash, doctoral student, food engineering; Adam Kendrick, MBA ’20; Patrick Schulz, M.S. ’21, food engineering won the novelty prize at the digital ag hackathon for their project "Using waste byproducts from tequila production for a healthy probiotic drink." Read more

Students from MAE4120

Students from MAE4120: Community Wind Energy Research volunteered at the Sciencecenter

Volunteers from MAE4120 Community Wind Energy Research course spent Saturday afternoon ‘Winging It’ at Ithaca Sciencenter showing families how to make wind turbine blades and testing how many weights their blades could lift in the mini wind tunnel. "The students from both sides were brilliant – having fun while learning about the beauty and elegance of wind energy engineering," said Professor Barthelmie who leads the class. Read more

Elvis Cao

The Sibley School's Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao Received MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award at Photonics West 2020

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Ph.D. candidate of the Erickson Group in the Sibley School, received the MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award at SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, CA, Feb. 4. The award also includes an SPIE Student Author Grant in the amount of $500. Elvis presented two papers in two sessions at SPIE Photonics West OPTO, the optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices conference: MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIX; Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV. SPIE Photonics West is the world's largest photonics technologies event. Over 22,000 people... Read more

Raffaello D'Andrea and Pawan Goenka

Former MAE Professor and Ph.D. student inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

A former MAE Professor, Raffaello D'Andrea and Ph.D. student, Pawan Goenka were recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The National Academy of Engineering is the major national body for members who have made a significant impact in Engineering The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. Professor... Read more

Chris Hernandez

Making Connections: Microbiome research at Cornell

By: Chris Dawson

A recent article titled "Making connections: Microbiome research at Cornell" details the collaboration between #cornellmae and Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering Professors Christopher Hernandez, Ankur Singh and Ilana Brito to understand the human microbiome. Read more

NYC Visioning projects host cross-campus events

The four faculty teams that received funding support through the President’s Visioning Committee on Cornell in New York City have conducted cross-campus workshops, hosted interdisciplinary talks and expanded their outreach. Read more