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Graphic showing that Cornell's engineering undergraduate population is now 50% female. Engineering's Class of 2022 is 53% female. National average for undergraduate female engineers is 22.9%

In historic shift, women comprise half of engineering undergrads

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

Particular gains have been made in computer science, where female students once comprised a fraction of the department. In 2017-18, women accounted for 38 percent of computer science majors, who come from both the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Among this year’s incoming engineering class, 55 percent of students indicating an interest in the field are women. Women are not only enrolling in engineering at Cornell, they’re succeeding. In the Class of 2018, men and women had average GPAs of 3.4, and the five-year graduation rate for both female and male...

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De Micheli wins Best Poster at FASEB Satellite Cell Conference

Andrea De Micheli, a BME Ph.D. student in Ben Cosgrove’s lab, won the “Best Poster Presentation” award at the 2018 FASEB Conference on Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells and Regeneration, which was held July 8-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. De Micheli won for his poster titled, "Unbiased reconstruction of a cellular atlas in muscle regeneration through single-cell RNA-sequencing”. The research he presented was about “a transcriptomic atlas of muscle cell diversity during muscle tissue regeneration”.

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Levitsky, Putnam, Quake elected professors-at-large

Political scientist Steven Levitsky, the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam and biomedical engineer Stephen Quake have joined the ranks of leading scholars and public intellectuals at Cornell as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

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