YSEA Reception & Annual Meeting: New York City!

Prof. Sarah Demers

Prof. Sarah Demers


Sarah Demers, Ph.D., High Energy Physicist & Asst. Professor at Yale, will speak on the topic of


“Women in Science & Engineering: How Yale Faculty are Reaching Out to Middle School Girls through the Girls’ Science Investigations Program.”


Location: The Trumbull Room (18th floor) at the Yale Club of New York City.


Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and a limited open bar (wine, beer, soft drinks). Dress is “business casual +” or better.


Last minute registrants may pay at the door, but please RSVP in advance either via this web page (preferred) or by sending an email to info@YSEA.org. To RSVP via this web page, please login to the site, and then you should see the RSVP box appear to the right of this text. Then, you can check the box on the right to indicate that you are coming, and then cancel the payment window when it pops up. Your response will be recorded, and we will see you on the 1st of May!

Yale Reception at FIRST Championships 2014

Dean Kamen and James Lockman

Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 5:30pm – 7pm

Location: America’s Center Convention Complex, Room 280, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101


The Yale Science and Engineering Alumni Association (YSEA) and Undergraduate Admissions invite you and your families to a special meet-and-greet reception at the FIRST Robotics National Championships. Jeremiah Quinlan (Yale Dean of Undergraduate Admissions), Vince Wilczynski (Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science), and James Lockman (President of YSEA) will be present at the reception.

Leo Villareal ’90, “Animating Light”

Photo of Leo Villareal '90, "Animating Light"

Leo Villareal ’90, “Animating Light”

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 4pm5pm

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street, New Haven


Victor M. Tyler Distinguished Lectureship in Engineering


Leo Villareal, Yale College Class of 1990, Artist; Pioneer in the use of LEDs and Computer-Driven Imagery will speak on the topic of Animating Light.


There will be a reception in Café Ground at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science after the lecture. For the latest news about this event, please visit the SEAS Events page.


“Villareal’s visit to Yale celebrates the creation of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science LED Digital Canvas located in the engineering café Ground located in the Becton Engineering Center.  This installation uses the same LED lights and computer system used in many of Villareal’s projects.  Yale’s LED Digital Canvas is available for all of Yale to express thoughts using dynamic light.”


For more information, please see the following:



For more event details, please contact Isabella Quagliato at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science (isabella.quagliato@yale.edu).

YSEA Metropolitan District Midwinter Meet & Greet!

Sosa Borella Restaurant

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 5:30pm7pm

Location: SOSA BORELLA, 832 8TH AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10019 (between 50th & 51st Streets)

Stop in for an after work gathering at Sosa Borella in Manhattan! Your friends at the Yale Science & Engineering Association want to start off our Centennial year in style with tasty beverages and great company. We are excited to celebrate our Centennial, and what better way to start the celebration than with old friends and new ones!

The event is free and open to all.

Sponsored by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ysea-metropolitan-district-meet-and-greet-tickets-10229935011 .

Questions? Please email info@ysea.org.

Goldman Sachs Securities Division STEM Information Session

Goldman Sachs LogoAttend the Securities Division STEM Information Session to learn about how people with similar backgrounds are building careers in a financial services firm like Goldman Sachs. For more information, you may download a PDF version of the event flyer (approximately 1 MB).

Convening Yale Lecture: “New Visions in Macular Degeneration and Retinal Diseases” by Prof. Ron Adelman

Ron Adelman, MD

Ron Adelman MD


From: Lisa Rathsack
Subject: Yale SOM Invitation – Dr. Adelman Lecture


Dear Yale Science and Engineering Association Inc. Members,


The Dean’s Office at the Yale School of Management cordially invites you to attend this month’s Convening Yale featuring Dr. Ron Adelman ’11, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale Medical School and Director of Retina and Macula Service.


Dr. Adelman will discuss his research interests in “New Visions on Macular Degeneration and Retina Diseases” moderated by Professor Shyam Sunder on Wednesday, October 30th from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. in the Steinbach Lounge located at 52 Hillhouse Avenue.


Light refreshments will be served to those who register here. Thank you in advance for sharing this with your group members.


Lisa Rathsack
Yale School of Management


BIO: Ron A. Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Dr. Adelman is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Director of Retina and Macula Service at Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Medical Director of Yale Eye Center. He is an internationally recognized expert in diseases and surgery of macula, retina and vitreous and has been invited faculty in 12 countries.  He currently serves as President-Elect of Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and Secretary of European Vitreo-Retinal Society.


He has received the “Honor Award” and “Senior Honor Award” of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the “Achievement Award” of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been recognized by the Lions of Connecticut as “Knight of the Blind” for “outstanding work throughout the state and in the global community.” Dr. Adelman’s education includes a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from Yale School of Management, an Ophthalmology residency and a Retina fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. During his years at Harvard, he received many awards, including the Club Vit Fellow Research Award, the Ron G. Michels Fellowship Award, and Fellow of the Year 2000. He has been at the forefront of new advancements in macular and retinal diseases and has been Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials. Dr. Adelman has published extensively, primarily in the area of retina and macular diseases and surgery, with over 70 publications and 200 abstracts.


ABSTRACT: New Visions in Macular Degeneration and Retinal Diseases

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of legal blindness in the United States.  There are over 10 million people affected by this condition and one third of senior citizens suffer from AMD.  Until year 2006 there was no effective treatment for this disease.  In recent years there have been significant advances in management of macular degeneration.  Additionally, there are several new and innovative therapies in pipeline.  We will discuss the clinical findings and advances in diagnosis and management of macular degeneration.

Connected Insight Summit – YSEA MEMBER DISCOUNT!

Connected Insight Summit Logo

Among the benefits of YSEA membership are discounts to cutting edge conferences and events. YSEA members are entitled to a SUBSTANTIAL discount of the registration fee for one of the most intriguing conferences of the year, the Connected Insight Summit.

This summit will explore the application of social analytics and network analytics to problems in business, health care, life sciences, and other areas. One of the featured speakers is NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS, Yale alum and co-director of Yale’s new Institute of Network Science. (The other co-director is the MacArthur Foundation Fellow and recently recognized YSEA Award Winner, Daniel Spielman.) Professor Christakis is particularly well known for his groundbreaking research into the role of social networks in human health, including the propagation of obesity, smoking, etc.

If you are a YSEA member, and you would like to obtain a substantial discount for this conference, please visit our members-only LinkedIn group or send an email to discounts@ysea.org.

YSEA Executive Board Meeting

Photo of a gavel

The September 2013 YSEA Executive Board Meeting will be held:

September 26th, 2013 at 4pm6pm

Becton Center Café

ClearView Healthcare Partners Information Session

ClearView Healthcare Partners LogoClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier boutique strategy consulting firm serving companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics sectors of healthcare. We support clients in a broad range of strategic engagements, mostly involving innovation-related opportunities with the goal of enhancing shareholder value. We are looking for candidates with an undergraduate degree in the life sciences and/or advanced postgraduate degree such as a PhD, MD, or MBA, who are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment, interact with a dynamic group of co-workers, and develop a deep understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry. We will be having an information session for candidates interested in full-time positions on September 11, 2013, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Refreshments will be served.


Information Session:
September 11, 2013 at 5:30pm in Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

OCR Submission Deadline:
September 25, 2013

On-Campus Interviews:
October 10, 2013

Website: www.clearviewhcp.com

Contact: Elizabeth Kos (Elizabeth.kos@cleaviewhcp.com)

2013 YSEA Annual Meeting and Dinner

Please join the YSEA for a gala evening of fun and fellowship as we recognize eminent faculty, alumni, and students for their achievements and their contributions to the Yale science and engineering community!

Seating begins at 6:45 PM. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 PM. (The dinner will be preceded by a 5:00 PM Reception at the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design in Becton Center.)


Awards will be presented to:


  • David I. Scheer ’84 M.S. for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce, & Education
    Life Sciences Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor, and Philanthropist.
    Vice Chair, Long Wharf Theatre Board of Trustees
  • Daniel A. Spielman ’92 B.A. for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science
    Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
    Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation
  • T. Kyle Vanderlick ’08 M.A.H. for Meritorious Service to Yale University
    Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science
    Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Engineering
  • Members of the Yale College Class of 2013 and the Yale College Class of 2014
    for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Junior Class & Senior Class


Additional Information


  • Please make reservations by Thursday, April 18, 2013. Reservations may be accepted after April 18th, subject to room capacity.
  • To register for the pre-dinner reception at the CEID, please visit https://ysea.org/event/2013-ysea-ceid-tour/.
  • Note: We encourage you to register online. While YSEA uses PayPal as our credit card processor, you do not need a PayPal account to purchase your ticket(s) online. To purchase your ticket(s) online without a PayPal account, simply click the “Don’t Have a PayPal Account?” link on the PayPal page, and PayPal will let you fill in your credit card info without requiring a PayPal account. If you’d rather not pay online, you can download a registration form, but if you take that route, we request that you fax or email the details of your entrée selection(s) and any other purchases to the number/address on the registration form.