Undergraduate Profile: Valerie Chen (MY ‘20)

Undergraduate Profile: Valerie Chen (MY ‘20)

Valerie Chen (MY ’20) is no ordinary computer scientist. Motivated by the applications and impact of technology, as well as the difficult questions surrounding building intelligent systems, Chen has conducted research on these fronts, collecting prestigious awards from the White

John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76):  Research to save our planet

John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76): Research to save our planet

“I had no idea what I wanted to do—what does a computer scientist do with forests?” As it turns out, John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76), professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment at the University

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

As an undergraduate computer science major at Yale, Jaime Teevan (YC ’99) sold her senior thesis to the company she had interned at the summer before. Since then, she has continued studying how computers can help people manage information and

Cady Van Assendelft (SM ’19)

Cady Van Assendelft (SM ’19)

“I’ve basically known that I want to do physics for probably a decade now,” said Cady van Assendelft, a senior intensive physics major at Yale. In her junior year of high school, she had an influential physics teacher who made

Undergraduate Profile: Ellen Kan (PC ’19)

Undergraduate Profile: Ellen Kan (PC ’19)

“What motivates me most about doing research in biomedical engineering is seeing the future impact of your work,” said Ellen Kan (YC ‘19). “It’s an incredible feeling to think that your research could have the potential to affect millions of

Alumni Profile: Erin (Steenblock) Chia (PhD ’10)

Alumni Profile: Erin (Steenblock) Chia (PhD ’10)

You’re more likely to find Dr. Erin Chia (GSAS ’10) in the boardroom than the lab.  She is currently the Associate Director of Business Development at Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, but

The Man Behind The Camera

The Man Behind The Camera

Alumni Profile: Eric Fossum (PhD ’84) Professor Eric Fossum (PhD ’84), 2018 recipient of the Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science, compares his work as an image sensor device physicist and engineer to

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

What comes before baby steps? Designer babies, genetic remodeling, risks in clinical trials: in today’s rapidly evolving field of biomedical engineering, ethical dilemmas rage. But for Rachael Putman (TC ’19), it’s simple: “The whole point of medicine is to help

Alumni Profile: Nathan Hall (MEM ’17)

Alumni Profile: Nathan Hall (MEM ’17)

Coal country has always been home for Nathan Hall (MEM/MBA ’17), a ninth-generation native of Central Appalachia who recently completed a Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), alongside an MBA from

Undergraduate Profiles: Isaac Robinson and Lucky Yona

Undergraduate Profiles: Isaac Robinson and Lucky Yona

Improving Healthcare One Hackathon at a Time Meet Bené. Bené casually asks, “How was your day?” You might pause to collect your thoughts before responding, or perhaps an exciting event comes to mind immediately. Bené carefully observes you, taking note