The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. The YSEA is an Alliance Partner with FIRST, providing sponsors, volunteers and expertise to teams, events and to FIRST. Learn more about FIRST at firstinspires.org
Founded in 1914, YSEA is one of the oldest university alumni organizations in the world with a focus on issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our mission is to connect alumni with students, the University, and each other to strengthen the Yale science and engineering community.
While approximately half of our members hold science degrees, and a similar number hold engineering degrees, some of our members are musicians, writers, or other humanities graduates. We're interdisciplinary: science, engineering, and society all influence each other, and our members care about how the pieces fit together.
Please join the YSEA for a gala evening of fun and fellowship as we recognize eminent faculty, alumni, and students for their achievements and their contributions to the Yale science and engineering community!
The dinner will take place on April 20th at the Quinnipiack Club in New Haven. Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00 PM. Seating begins at 6:45 PM. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 PM.
The YSEA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 YSEA Distinguished Alumni awards. The awards will be presented on April 20, 2018. Cocktail Reception at the Quinnipiack Club begins at 6:00 PM. Seating begins at 6:45 PM. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 PM.
Please join us in New Haven as we celebrate and honor:
YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce or Education
Dena Bravata '89, M.D., M.S., Former Chief Medical officer, Castlight Health
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Lyra Health
YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University
Scott Strobel, PhD, Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics
Deputy Provost for Teaching & Learning; Vice President for West Campus Planning & Program Development
YSEA Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science Eric R. Fossum, Ph.D. '84, Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College Director, PhD Innovation Program Associate Provost, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
At the dinner, we also recognize members of the Yale College Class of 2018 and the Yale College Class of 2019 for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Junior Class & Senior Class.
Tickets are available now. Seating is limited. Learn more.
"[James] brings passion, energy and a sense of fun to work every day. His knowledge is vast, across Creative and Experience technologies. He actively looks for how our solutions can drive the best innovative value for our customers. James is a great team member and looks out for those he works with. An example would be making sure internal and external communications are accessible to his coworkers with visual impairments so that everyone feels included and successful. James also gives back to his community actively judging robot and design contests to create the next group of innovative folks and imbues upon them his irrepressible energy and passion. Adobe is better with James."