When Gloria Brooks Reinish, SEAS ’45, ’48, ’74, stepped onto Columbia’s campus as the first female undergraduate at the School of Engineering and Applied Science in February 1943, she was making history.
The School of Mines—the first iteration of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science—opened in November 1864 on Madison Avenue with three faculty members. Now, 150 years later, SEAS has almost 2,000 faculty, 4,500 students, and a permanent home on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
Planning is underway for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s 150th anniversary celebration, which will begin in February.
Names and faces: the administrators and student council leaders you should know this fall.
Special interest housing, mental health, and the first female dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are among the storylines to follow this year.
Columbia’s administration saw significant turnover this year, with several deans leaving for positions at other universities and a new dean appointed to lead the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
On Friday, University President Lee Bollinger sat down with Spectator to discuss recent deanship appointments, Manhattanville, faculty housing, and more.
While women are still underrepresented in engineering fields, the gap is starting to close, Mary Boyce, the incoming dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said in a talk in Lerner Hall on Sunday night.
We congratulate Boyce and express our excitement and support for her tenure as the 15th dean, and, notably, the first female dean, of the engineering school.
After a dean search that has lasted since last July, University President Lee Bollinger announced that he selected Mary Cunningham Boyce from MIT as the new dean of SEAS.
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