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Welcome to the official YSEA Members Site!

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Teleconference

    Awards Dinner Grants Science Fair FIRST Partnership

    • 3 people are attending
  • YSEA Board Meeting

    Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: CEID

    Dinner prep Student group(s) (tentative)
    DUS(s) (tentative)

    • 1 person is attending
  • 10th Annual Yale Alumni in Energy Conference

    Friday, March 9th, 2018 at TBD
    Location: Evans Hall, School of Management, Yale University

    Join us for an all-day conference to share ideas and experiences with alumni, faculty and…

    • 1 person is attending
  • YSEA Annual Meeting and Dinner

    Friday, April 20th, 2018 at TBD
    Location: Quinnipiack Club, New Haven, CT

    YSEA Annual Awards dinner

    • 1 person is attending


YSEA Volunteer, James Lockman '89, Recognized with 2017 Adobe Founders' Award

By Eli YSEA on September 21st

Congratulations to James Lockman '89, past President of YSEA and longtime YSEA and FIRST Robotics volunteer, who recently received Adobe Systems Incorporated's Founders' Award. The award is given each year to twelve Adobe employees around the globe who exemplify Adobe's core values.

According to his colleagues at Adobe:

"[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."

His colleagues at YSEA agree!

Support current Yale students by being a mentor in the AYA Alumni - Students Pilot Mentoring Program

By Ms. Gail K. Reynolds on December 6th, 2016

Dear Yale Alumni,

Thank you for all your support to make a difference for our students through the 1stGenYale emerging Shared Interest / Identity Group. Our two pilot events on-campus to date -- Freshmen Scholars at Yale (FSY, July 30, 2016) and recently, Career Connections (November 10, 2016) -- both had over 100 alumni and students networking and developing meaningful friendships. While we are in the planning stages for future events, here is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with current students wherever you live.

I am thrilled to invite you to participate in our AYA Alumni-Students Pilot Mentoring Program.  Yale students are eager for interaction with alums, and many of our alums from Yale College, Graduate & Professional Schools are very interested in networking with students. Our goal -- this year -- is to scale up last year's AYA’s Career, Life, and Yale (CLY) and Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY) jointly sponsored pilot program in preparation for an ongoing, campus-wide mentoring program available for all Yale students over the next few years. We need your help to build this exciting program!

If you would like to mentor a student at Yale, please complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MentorPilot2 by December 12. The preamble to the survey includes more information. The survey itself will only take you only a few minutes. I just signed up myself and hope that you will join in this effort! 

Because we will start with a small group of students, there is no guarantee that all alums will be matched with a student this year.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Nancy Stratford (nstratford@nyc.rr.com) or Steve Blum (stephen.blum@yale.edu), who are in charge of this program for the AYA. 
Thank you very much for your interest. Be sure to share this wonderful opportunity to be a mentor with your fellow alumni friends, too!

Many thanks,


Lise Chapman '81 MBA

Co-Chair, 1stGenYale

Immediate Past Chair, AYA Board of Governors

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