Making space: creating a female culture in STEM

“What do we picture when we think of an engineer?” asks Karina Popovich ’23. Karina is working with her peers to redefine preexisting notions about who belongs in STEM fields and transform the faces of tech and science to include more women. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of women in … Read more

Red Bear Angels: investing in innovation

Sam Sezak ’98 remembers the moment when he first conceived of Red Bear Angels (RBA). He was invited to serve as a judge at an Entrepreneurship at Cornell (eShip) event in 2012. “I gladly accepted, as I love to return to Cornell and stay connected to a place that is very near and dear to … Read more

Cornellian’s website streamlines the vaccine appointment process

Olivia Adams ’14, MEng ’15 saw a problem: people in Massachusetts were having a difficult time signing up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. So, she built a solution. Adams created the website macovidvaccines.com to make it easier for MA residents to find and book appointments. The website compiles appointment availability from vaccination sites across the state, … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30: lean in

This year, Forbes named ten Cornellians to their 30 Under 30 lists. These alumni superstars are having an impact across time zones and diverse industries—from financing new ventures in Africa, to developing smart fabrics that can adapt to the wearer’s needs, to greening the production of nitrogen fertilizer. Since 2019, we have invited the listmakers … Read more

Big Red podcasters: finding their voice

In August 2020, Amanda Massa, associate director of young alumni programs for Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development, released the 50th episode of Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians. This podcast, winner of the 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence, offers an inside look into the lives of recent graduates. Massa tracks down noteworthy … Read more

Alumni startup: making student votes count

Juliana Bain ’20, Noe Abernathy ’20, and Devki Trivedi ’20 met during their first year at Cornell. Bain and Trivedi lived in the same dorm (floor 5 of High Rise 5), and Bain and Abernathy shared a house together for most of the next three years. Today, the trio are part of the core team … Read more

Game-changing gift for Public Interest Tech

Cornell Tech has announced a $1 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to jumpstart its Public Interest Tech (PiTech) initiative. PiTech will be geared toward developing the tools, systems, data sets, research, and education needed to address significant public sector concerns. The gift will help Cornell Tech create the foundational infrastructure for the PiTech initiative, … Read more

Five generations converge at Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

More than 150 attendees – including Cornell alumni and students from the classes of 1967 through 2022 – converged in New York City on March 5 for the inaugural Women in Entrepreneurship Conference. Attendees heard from alumni who have founded thriving businesses, about the keys to their successes. The goal of the conference was twofold: … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30: be fearless!

Cornellians from across the country and around the world tuned in on January 30, 2020, to hear from the newest cohort of Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees. The 2020 Cornell Forbes digital event attracted audiences of all ages, including current Cornell students and alumni spanning seven decades. Hosted by previous Forbes listmakers Kristen McClellan … Read more