The Professional Development and Leadership program enhances the talents of graduate engineering students and broadens their skills in life and work. The program aims to build the engineering leaders of today and tomorrow.
The Core are the building blocks to developing the engineering leaders of tomorrow. The PDL program lays a foundational platform that encompasses an array of course offerings (i.e. courses, workshops, labs, competitions, etc.) available throughout the year to all graduate engineering students.
"With the Olympic kickoff on August 5th, the eyes of the world are trained on Rio de Janeiro — but a deep focus on the Brazilian metropolis is nothing new for Columbia Engineering. Thanks to two Rio-centered Design Challenges last year, Columbia students and faculty are pushing forward with innovative ideas designed especially for the city.
For Engineering graduate students Greg Kollmer, Aykut Aksit, and Troy Hodges, the design challenge sparked an idea they plan to carry through after graduation. Called Palmos, the team designed a wireless sensor network for early landslide detection in Rio’s favelas."Read More
"Teams from Columbia Engineering won the grand prize ($1,000), as well as second ($500) and third place prizes ($250) at NYC Media Lab's Annual Summit this fall. Billed as “your crash course in the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media and communications in NYC and beyond,” the event showcased more than 100 creative coders, product designers, data scientists, and makers from New York City’s universities and more. They presented their research and prototypes to a packed crowd of over 800 participants, including influencers from leading digital media, technology, and communications companies."Read More
"A team of recent Columbia Engineering graduates won first place at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s inaugural Undergraduate Design Competition, beating out teams from 16 other universities in developing market-ready bioinstrumentation."
Daniel Huang BS’15, Jason Suh BS ’15, Shawn Thomas BS’15, and Jennifer Xiong BS’15, developed the Hydrassistant, an advanced dehydration sensor tailored for military use, as their senior design project, and have continued refining their concept after graduation.Read More