"In high school classrooms around the United States, a kit developed at Cornell and brought to market by the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is introducing students to the science of biofules." The designer of the kit, BEE Senior Research Associate Corey Rutzke, is the director of the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Program. Story by Alex Koeberle, PeriodiCALS Read more
Congratulations to Shoshana Das, BE'16, the 2015 Goldwater Scholarship recipient. The scholarship is designed to "provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields." Read more
2015 CALS Outstanding TA
Apr 15, 2015
Allison Truhlar, a grad student with Professor Todd Walter, has been selected as a CALS 2015 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Congratulations!
CALS leadership transitions in 2015 include Professor Beth Ahner's move to senior associate dean on July 1, 2015. “I look forward to the challenges of a new role in CALS,” Ahner said. “It will be rewarding to work closely with the department chairs and leadership team to support the amazing work that goes on throughout the college.” Congratulations! Read more
A study asserts that, in the presence of a gentle fluid flow, the biophysics of the female reproductive tract – in particular, the grooves that line parts of it – critically assist sperm migration. Read more
2015 NSF Fellowship Winner
Apr 10, 2015
Katy Hofmeister, a grad student with Professor Todd Walter, has won an NSF Fellowship for her project, “Improving Hydrologic Modeling Using a Community Science Network.” Katy proposes to couple instrumented monitoring of stream discharge, soil moisture, and snow coverage of a stream network in central NY with a community monitoring effort. Greater understanding of how terrestrial water enters streams can improve agricultural management practices for nonpoint source pollution, while the community engagement component will evaluate “community science” contributions as a potential mechanism for expanding the national hydrologic observatory system. Congratulations!