YSEA Annual Dinner

Location TBD

April 28, 2022 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm ET

YSEA Summer Picnic @ Central Park

Join us for return of the YSEA Summer Picnic in Central Park, NYC!

The event starts at July 31st at 12pm, and the RSVP link is here.

Please view this post for directions and more information.

The YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University: A Conversation with Elie Track and Joseph Cerro

Branding photo for Joe and Elie talk

Webinar – July 29th, 2021 at 7 pm EDT

The Yale Science & Engineering Association (YSEA), in association with Yale Alumni Association, is delighted to present the YSEA Award for Meritorious Service to Yale University to Elie Track Ph.D ‘88 in Physics and Joe Cerro ‘89 in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and hold a conversation co-moderated by James Lockman ‘89 and Luna Aguilar ‘24. The award is conferred upon a distinguished scientist or engineer who has given outstanding service to Yale University, or a member of the broader community who has given outstanding service to science or engineering at Yale University. Previous award winners include leading educators, advisors to United States Presidents, noted philanthropists, university presidents, and alumni volunteers who have helped to create an outstanding community for science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Yale.

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Attention Everyone: We Have New Logos!

After two months of hard work by our amazing intern Luna Aguilar, we now present to you our new YSEA logos!

Drumroll, please…

Here they are!

YSEA blue people logo

“The design of this logo focuses on the human element of YSEA and highlights the fact that most members are Yale alumni. Since the organization’s name does not highlight this alumni connection, this design puts that idea at the forefront. This is present by the various blues that fill out the people which features the Yale Blue on the right and various shades of blue for the other characters. The reasoning for the different shades of blue is to visually represent the uniqueness of the individuals in YSEA. Although all are Yale-affiliated STEM people, everyone majored in different areas of STEM, are in different stages with their Yale education, pursued unique careers, and have experienced different walks of life and this is highlighted and appreciated in the design. The center person has a graduate cap in order to indicate that they are an alumni. The two people in the back do not have the caps because having the elevated people wearing caps would give off the impression that older and more educated individuals are literally above other individuals. Additionally, not all YSEA members are alumni but rather current Yale students or have another distinction. 

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Join us for the Return of the YSEA Summer Picnic!

July 31st at 12pm, Central Park, NYC

After a year of being away, we are happy to announce that the annual YSEA Summer Picnic is back! Come relax among fellow scientists, engineers, and friends while dining on desserts and snacks. This is a family-friendly event so feel free to bring your families. RSVP here.

We’ll meet at 12pm at the map location linked and pictured below (due west of the Great Lawn at 81st St.) on July 31st; rain date is August 1st. (If the forecast is for rain, we’ll email everyone who RSVP’d to let them know we’re implementing the rain plan.)

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Upcoming Event with Astronomer Gary Chanan ’70 and the Development of the Keck Telescopes – June 24 @ 7 PM EDT

Join us for an event with Yale alum and astronomer Gary Chanan ’70! He will be discussing the development of the Keck telescopes, which play a quintessential role in astronomy research. Register for the event at 7 PM EDT on June 24, 2021 using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q75VkKOxTeOi15j1J6euCA

The twin ten-meter Keck Telescopes, with their ground-breaking segmented-mirror technology, revolutionized optical and infrared astronomy, and have become the most scientifically productive telescopes in the world. Yale Science & Engineering Association awardee, Dr. Gary Chanan ’70, will discuss the development of the Keck telescopes, his collaboration with Jerry Nelson, the father of the Kecks, and a projected vision of future segmented telescopes. Dr. Aaron Barth ’90 will moderate this conversation.

This webinar has been produced in partnership with the Yale Science & Engineering Association, and the Yale Alumni Association Shared Interest Groups. By registering for this webinar, you are agreeing to share your email with these groups.

Yale Senior Showcase

Yale Undergraduate Research Association Logo

Yale Undergraduate Research Association

The Yale Undergraduate Research Association has announced its first Yale Senior Showcase, to be held online on April 24th and April 25th. The virtual symposium will showcase the work of Yale student researchers in projects from around the world in fields including science and engineering. A detailed agenda and registration link is available.

YSEA is a proud sponsor of the Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium.

For more information, please contact YURS@yale.edu.

YSEA Annual Meeting Slated for April 29, 2021

Due to the pandemic, YSEA will be holding its 2021 Annual Meeting and Networking Event online on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 PM ET. At the meeting, we’ll:

  • announce the results of the election for 2021-2022 officers and board,
  • recognize the work of outstanding Yale students and YSEA grant winners,
  • meet the leaders of several very interesting student organizations supported by YSEA, and
  • reconnect with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and friends!


This will be a virtual event, but space is limited, so please RSVP soon! (For more details, you can download a PDF of the program.)

Call for Nominations: 2021 YSEA Awards

For more than seventy years, YSEA has recognized distinguished science and engineering alumni through the giving of the annual YSEA Awards. We’ve done pretty well predicting winners of Nobel Prizes and other major prizes via our awards! Our three major YSEA Awards are presented for:


Do you know someone who would be a good candidate for one of our alumni awards? Nominate them now!

Please get your nomination in no later than March 31st for your nominee to be considered for the 2021 awards!

Dean Jeffrey Brock to Provide Yale STEM Update

Jeffrey Brock

Jeffrey Brock, Ph.D.

The Yale Club of Washington invites you to a virtual discussion via Zoom with Jeffrey Brock ’92, Dean of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean of Science. Dean Brock will address the latest news related to science and engineering at Yale including campus planning, COVID-19 response projects, science and engineering priorities and strategies, and more. The event will be held on October 29, 2020.

For more information and to register for this virtual event, please visit the Yale Club of Washington’s website.