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.
Since receiving a Chemical Engineering MS degree from Yale in 1985, Milton has cultivated an accomplished professional career at GM, ExxonMobil, Whirlpool, FMC and McCoy Global. The rich experience in supply chain, finance, R&D and project management gained at these companies, combined with his abundant energy and proven leadership skills have also benefitted his community and volunteer organizations like Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston and YSEA.
Over the past year, Milton has distinguished himself as YSEA’s South Central District Vice President, Chairman of the Industry Committee, and member of the Bylaws Committee and the Major Gift Planning Committee. He organized the Women in Engineering, Science and Technology event in Dallas Texas, attended by hundreds of middle school and grade school students in the Dallas metro area. Milton has also reinvigorated YSEA’s corporate membership program and worked jointly with the Office of Career Strategies to launch the 1st annual Yale STEM career fair last September with 31 companies & over 600 students in attendance.
Milton embodies what it means to “give back” and is an inspiration to all who strive to do the same.
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 HealthCo-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Lyra Health; Director, Sommetrics
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.