Seminario congiunto della Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze "Galileo Galilei" e della Scuola di Dottorato in Ingegneria "Leonardo da Vinci"
Academic Engineering in the 21st Century: The Columbia Way

Zvi Galil
Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences della Columbia University, New York
Aula Magna Nuova del Palazzo della Sapienza, Via Curtatone e Montanara n. 15

30/06/2005, ore 17.00

Columbia University's Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science sees its role as a leader in academic engineering as three-fold: education, research and outreach.
In education, the School prepares its students for the demands and challenges of the 21st century. In research, Columbia Engineering makes a special effort to focus on interdisciplinary research, and, in particular, collaboration with the life sciences. In outreach, the School is a leader in educating teachers and their students in technology, developing an appreciation for and facility with science and engineering beginning as early as Kindergarten.
This talk will highlight particular aspects of societal impact: a common thread that is emphasized in education, research and outreach at Columbia.
In education, we show engineers and non-engineers alike the impact of science and technology on society. In addition, our faculty poses and discusses questions of ethical behavior in all aspects of work.
In research, our faculty focuses on research projects that benefit society, e.g., on ways to develop clean energy, to remove contaminants from the soil, and to provide better medical diagnoses.
In outreach, we require all our first year engineering students to work on technology projects that help many non-profit organizations in New York City, including several in the local Harlem community.
Engineering education at Columbia grew in response to the needs of the United States, as it moved through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The School's educational philosophy has continued to develop and has many unique features, especially as a leader in distance learning, in commercializing the inventions of the faculty and in housing the Marconi Prize.
Now, in the 21st century, the School is actively seeking partnerships with academic institutions around the world that share a similar mission.

Per ulteriori informazioni, contattare il Prof. Leonardo Bertini, Dip. di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione o il Prof. Andrea Maggiolo-Schettini Dipartimento di Informatica