- 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.
- BEE March Lab Collaboration: In a collaborative effort, a team from Cornell working with a team from Einstein College of Medicine have published results from a study on building synthetic molecules that have similar structure to microbial metabolites normally found in the gut. Using this approach, termed “metabolite mimicry,” the team was able to demonstrate that making indole-based molecules could significantly reduce intestinal inflammatory markers in both murine and human organoid models.
- BEE Prof. Jung awarded NSF funds to help design COVID-19 masks
- DOE ARPA selects Prof. Barstow collar. topic for Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas Funding Opportunity Announcement
- Walter Lab paper selected as the Best Paper for the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment in 2020
- Prof. Datta Lecture at IFT Food Engineering Division, 2020 Annual Meeting
- BEE Professors Barstow and Wu receive $1M DOE award
- BEE Prof. Jung and incoming BEE Prof. Roh receive NSF award
- Prof. Goldfarb named associate editor of Fuel, one of the top journals of the fuel science community.
- BEE FA 21' PhD student Briana Hackos receives 3-year Cornell Sloan/Coleman Graduate Diversity Fellowship
- Prof. Jung in National Geographic: How cat tongues work-and can inspire human tech
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Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization – part of Cornell’s efforts to elevate women inventors, who were awarded just 12.8% of all U.S. patents in 2019.
Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.
As the pandemic pomp and COVID circumstances dissipate, Cornell’s McGovern Center and Praxis Center incubators graduated five startups, putting them on the road to success.