Cornell Tech has announced a $1 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to jumpstart its Public Interest Tech initiative. Aimed at developing the tools, systems, datasets, research and education needed to address significant public sector concerns.
The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.
The Class of 2020 overcame unforeseen obstacles to complete their final semester, President Martha E. Pollack said in a video message to Cornell’s newest alumni May 23. “I am so very proud of each and every one of you.”
With support from the Cornell Board of Trustees, the university has instituted a moratorium on new private investments focused on fossil fuels and plans to grow the endowment's investments in alternative energy technologies.