2022

  • MS graduate from the BEE soil and water lab, Dr. Marc Parlange inaugurated as the12th president of the University of Rhode Island on Sept. 22.
  • Assoc. Prof. Jillian Goldfarb has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding teachers and is the winner of the James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest award for teaching in the college. 
  • Alexa Schmitz, Ph.D., is the recipient of an inaugural ‘Rising Women Innovator Award.’ Alexa is a post-doctoral research associate in the lab of Buz Barstow, Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and In the Barstow lab, she is working on engineering microbes to extract rare earth elements. Her work has been funded by multiple sources, including The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell Energy Systems Institutes, and the Burroughs Welcome Fund. Video produced by Cornell alumna Shira Evergreen '02 from Uplifted Ithaca.

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Members of the Solar Panel Reboot team stand around a solar panel

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Sustainability students bring dead solar panels back to life

Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
(L-R), Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, Natalie Cápiro ’00, Hale Ann Tufan, Chuan Liao, Shaila Musharoff, Michael Charles ’16.

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This is the fifth in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past several years to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. In fall 2021, CALS announced it's first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Biology
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Louis Albright ’63, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’72, a world-renowned expert in environmental engineering of agricultural buildings and a pioneer in renewable energy systems, died March 26 in Ithaca.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environment

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Rocky An ’23 proposes a theory that could solve the decades-old mystery of why astronauts’ immune systems become suppressed in space.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
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Everett Donald Markwardt, M.S. ’51, a leader in reforms that modernized agricultural outreach and support across the Northeast, has died at the age of 100.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Agriculture