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Metro District Spring Potluck Picnic

  • Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 1pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Central Park, NYC

    The Metro District will hold a Spring Picnic on June 4 at 1:00 PM. This is a fun event to bring…

Tour of the Conservation Laboratory of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

  • Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 4pm - 5:30pm
    Location: 900 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT

    President Peter Salovey formally opened the IPCH at Yale West Campus on June 19, 2015.…

YSEA/Yale Club of Philadelphia STEM Alumni Dinner

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Logan Room at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia,1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor

    Did you graduate in the sciences, math, or engineering?  Here’s a…

New Haven Section of the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 8am - 2:30pm
    Location: Southern Connecticut State University, 120 Engleman Hall


Metropolitan District New York City FIRST Science and Technology College Expo 2016

  • Friday, March 11th, 2016 at TBD
    Location: Jacob Javitz Center, 655 West 34th St, New York, NY 10001

    Please join us at the tenth installment of the New York City FIRST…

FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

  • Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 10am - 12pm

    Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season for FIRST Robotics Competition.…

Yale Energy Sciences Institute: Field and Surface Directed Self-Assembly in Nanostructured Soft-Materials - Approaches for Developing Functional Materials

  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 3pm - 5pm
    Location: West Campus Conference Center Auditorium (800 West Campus Drive)

    Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 PM
    West Campus Conference Center…

YSEA Metropolitan District event at Bar Thalia

  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: New York City

    The YSEA Metropolitan District will host a social event in conjunction with the East and…


  • Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: President's Room, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Please join the YSEA for a gala evening of fun and fellowship as we recognize eminent faculty,…

YSEA Board Meeting

  • Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: Conference call information to be provided on or before March 9

    This meeting includes YSEA's Board, District Vice Presidents and Special Volunteers. 

YSEA Board Meeting

  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: To be announced

    This meeting includes YSEA's Board, District Vice Presidents and Special Volunteers.

YSEA Board Meeting

  • Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 3pm
    Location: To be announced

    This meeting inculdes YSEA's Board, District Vice Presidents and Special Volunteers

May 1, 2015 - YSEA CEID Reception and Tour

  • Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 5pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street, New Haven CT

    Come to Yale's Center for Engineering Innovation and Design for a…


  • Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 6:45pm - 9:30pm
    Location: THE PRESIDENT'S ROOM, WOOLSEY HALL (preceded by a 5:00 PM Reception at the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design in Becton Center)

    Please join the YSEA for a gala evening of fun and fellowship as we recognize eminent faculty,…

Patient Experience Hackathon at Yale

  • Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 6am - 3am Sunday, March 29th
    Location: Yale University (see schedule for details)

    The Spring 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon: Improving Recovery and Reducing Readmissions will…

Disrupting Tech Post-Yale

  • Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: CEID, 15 Prospect St., New Haven

    Yale grads discuss their innovative companies and their path from seed to startup. Featuring…

LAST CALL: ClearView Healthcare Internships

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 11:59pm

    You can apply until midnight tonight!

    ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier…

YEI Internet of Things Prize

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015 (all day)

    "The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is calling for submissions related to the Internet of…

YSEA Gathering in Seattle! (Date change due to snow in New England!)

  • Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Bar in the Westin, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington, 98101

    YSEA President and staunch New Englander James Lockman '89 invites you to attend an informal…

Thoughts on Robots...and Yale Students

Posted by Eli YSEA, Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 2:08pm

  • An interesting observation by YSEA President, James Lockman '89, excerpted from his December 1, 2014 letter to the membership:

    "I recently attended the 2014 Nyquist Lecture in Electrical Engineering, which is generously funded by longtime YSEA member, supporter and award recipient, J. Robert Mann '51. For the non-EE folks, the Nyquist lecture is named for Harry Nyquist '17 PhD, who created the FAX machine (among many other things) and developed fundamental theories about how fast signals can propagate in a telephone or telegraph system. The speaker at the Nyquist Lecture was Dr. Marc Raibert, co-founder of Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics is easily identifiable by its robots, which resemble animals and which have surprising speed and agility for such large machines...During the lecture, a question was asked that was, in my opinion, indicative of how Yale students differ from their peers at other institutions. A student asked whether the engineers who build these animal-like robots empathize with their creations when their creations fail. How interesting that the young Yale Engineer would ask about how the robotics engineers felt! 'Robots are machines, and their creators strive to break them and learn from how they fail,' replied Dr. Raibert. 'They don't worry about how the robot feels.' While a good answer from the engineer's perspective, the question illustrates how Yalies bring liberal arts and humanities to their science and engineering studies and ultimately to their careers."

    For more information about the 2014 Nyquist Lecture, please visit the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science's article about the event.

    Photo of the Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot, courtesy of Boston Dynamics. All rights reserved.

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