YSEA Summer Picnics – 2022!

July 31st at 12pm, Central Park, NYC

We are happy to announce that the annual YSEA Summer Picnics are 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.

Questions? Contact info@ysea.org.

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

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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

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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.

2020 Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Yale Undergraduate Research Association

YSEA is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held October 23-24, 2020!


Friday, October 23, 2020

  • 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Opening Remarks
  • 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Keynote Address: Provost Scott Strobel
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Live Session: Basic Sciences
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Live Session: Social Sciences

Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Live Session: Humanities
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Live Session: Applied Sciences
  • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Awards Address: Professor Thomas Near
  • 4:40 PM – 5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony & Cash Prizes

CT Science Fair Judges Needed – February 9, 2013

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Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair (SCISEF)

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Amity Regional High School
25 Newton Road
Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525

Individuals with a background in one of the sciences, engineering or mathematics are needed to serve as judges for the 13th Annual Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair (SCISEF) to be held Saturday February 9, 2013 at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge.

What does being a judge involve?

On the day of the Fair (February 9, 2013): Judging 5-8 projects or research proposals in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering. Judges are to arrive at the fair by 8:00 am on Saturday, and will be finished with judging by 1:00 pm. Judges are encouraged to stay for the Keynote Speaker and awards presentation that will begin at 1:30 pm, but are free to leave as soon as their team completes its assigned projects.

Judges will be offered on-line training via the fair website. After judges check-in at 8:00 a.m on fair day, they will assemble with the other members of their team to review the projects assigned in advance, plus any additional assignments for their team.

SCISEF began in 2001 with 8 students, all from Staples High School in Westport. In 2011 there were 159 projects submitted; schools from across the region were represented. We expect the 13th annual fair to have more than 300 entries from several area high schools.

Judges work in teams of 2 or 3 members, each with a “captain” who has served as a judge previously. Each project is evaluated by 2 teams. Having as many judges as there are projects keeps the judging process manageable. It is important that the judging be concluded by 1 pm, so that the keynote presentation and awards ceremony can be held beginning at 1:30 pm. A continental breakfast and sandwich lunch will be provided to all judges.

Keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Associate Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

SCISEF is sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Foundation, Inc. (SCSEF), a 501(c)(3) organization.

If you have colleagues or friends whom you feel would be good judges, please encourage them to contact me, or forward their names to me so that I can contact them. We will need more than 200 judges for this fair!!!

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for all your help.

Fran Walker Lichtenberg
Member, Board of Directors, Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Chair of Judges for the Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair

Telephone: 203-371-0778
e-mail: judges@snet.net

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