Doctoral student co-authors global plastics declaration

Cornell doctoral candidate Bethany Jorgensen co-authored the 2022 Lanzarote Declaration – a synthesized wish list of action in anticipation of a U.N. treaty on global plastic pollution in 2024.

‘Doggles,’ booties keep student’s service dog safe in the lab

Multiple faculty and staff collaborated with Genesis Contreras ’24 to allow her service dog, Nugget, to work alongside her in the lab. 

Cube crazy: Simple strategy pays off in robotics final

Simplicity was a winning strategy for a trio of engineering students in the annual Cornell Robotics Competition, held Dec. 1 in the Duffield Hall atrium.

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.

Around Cornell

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.

Staff News

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.