Sustainability students bring dead solar panels back to life

Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

Students design robot to collect microplastics from beaches

The robot’s layered filtration system will gather tiny bits of plastic the size of a sesame seed and smaller, which contaminate ecosystems and damage human and animal health.

MPA students find optimism at climate conference

Courtney Schneider (r) took a selfie with U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, one of many memorable moments at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Three students in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy participated in the conference, known as COP27.

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Nicki Moore named director of athletics

Nicki Webber Moore, vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University, has been named Cornell’s Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. She will be Cornell’s first female director of athletics.

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Cornell offers MBA application waivers to laid-off workers

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is offering qualified candidates who have been laid off by a U.S. tech company an application fee waiver and an application test waiver for the January 2023 deadline.

Programming tool turns handwriting into computer code

A Cornell team has created an interface that allows users to handwrite and sketch within computer code, so they don’t have to rely on typing.

Laidlaw scholars at Cornell gain global perspectives

The Laidlaw Scholars Program, hosted at Cornell by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, trains early undergraduates in international research and leadership and sends them out into the world for hands-on experiences.

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Students tackle real-world problems in global, public health projects

More than 100 students presented their work on a wide array of projects aimed at improving access to public health everywhere from Tompkins County to Tanzania, as part of the 2022 Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium, held Nov. 11 in Cornell’s Physical Sciences Building.

Student prods COP27 to include youth in climate solutions

Kehkashan Basu, an MBA student at the Johnson School, hopes to kindle positive global change. She moderated the first roundtable meeting between government officials and youth at COP27.