YSEA CEID Reception and Tour

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Come to Yale’s Center for Engineering Innovation and Design for a reception and a tour before heading to YSEA’s annual dinner in Woolsey Hall! For more information about CEID, please visit:


YSEA Executive Board Meeting

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The April 2013 YSEA Executive Board Meeting will be held:

April 25th, 2013 at 4pm6pm

Becton Center, Room 227

Microsoft Executive: “How Tomorrow’s Technologies Will Shape your World”

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Craig Mundie, Sr. Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corp. presents:

“How Tomorrow’s Technologies Will Shape your World”

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: SSS 114


Via Yale’s Office of Public Affairs & Communications:


“Craig Mundie, senior advisor to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, comes to Yale Wednesday, April 3, to talk about how computer technology will continue to shape the future and to demonstrate transformational technologies in development at Microsoft.

The free public talk, titled ‘How Tomorrow’s Technologies Will Shape Your World,’ takes place at 4 p.m. in room 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS), corner of Grove, College, and Prospect Streets. Attendees are eligible to take part in a raffle of Microsoft products, which include several new Surface tablets. Following Mundie’s talk, all audience members will have an opportunity to interact with the technologies he will demonstrate.”


More information is available at the Yale News website.

YSEA Executive Board Meeting

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The February 2013 YSEA Executive Board Meeting will be held:

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 4pm6pm

Becton Center, Room 227

2013 State of the Life Sciences Industry Yale Alumni Reception & Panel

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On the eve of Harvard Business School’s 10th Annual Healthcare Conference*, get jump on the issues and the networking at the


2013 State of the Life Sciences Industry
Yale Alumni & Student Reception in Boston

Friday, February 1

Red Thread
22 Boston Wharf Road, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02210 (map)


Organized by Yale Life Sciences Alumni Association (YLSAA), the Yale Science & Engineering Association, the Yale School of Management Alumni Association of Boston, and YaleBoston.


Hear industry predictions and insights made by the following Yale alumni:

  • Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, Founder of Cell Genesys, Inc., Abgenix, Inc. and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Director on the boards of AVEO Pharamaceuticals, Enlight Biosciences LLC, Metamark Genetics, Inc. and Kew Group LLC. Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Lou Brenner, MD Chief Medical Officer, Radius Health Inc. Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Former Senior Vice President at AMAG Pharmaceuticals.
  • Jason Rhodes, Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President, Epizyme. Former VP Business Development at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, founder and partner with Fidelity Investments’ biopharma venture capital group.



6:00pm-7:00pm       Registration
7:00pm-8:00pm       Speaker Remarks and Discussion
8:00pm-9:00pm       Q&A followed by networking


Unmatched Networking with reception/hors d’oeuvres and cash bar


Early bird registration ends on Thursday, January 31:


Yale students: $30
Yale alumni: $45
Non-Yale students: $45
Non-Yale alumni: $60


$10 Discount with this link –


Subject to availability, all door registrations, incl. unpaid/incomplete registrations (cash only):  $70


Parking:  Red Thread (8th Floor) – 22 Boston Wharf Road, Boston (map)
Garage on floors 1-6 at 22 Boston Wharf Road. Take elevator to the 6th floor, then another to 8th floor offices. Alternative parking offered at Stanhope Garage, 343 Congress Street. Public transit: South Station or Silver Line Courthouse Station


Event registration fees are refundable up to 3 days prior to this event, minus the Event-Brite/credit card processing fee. Also, no refunds will be given to no-shows.  All refund requests must be made, at least 3 days before the event in writing and sent via email to YaleLSAA@gmail.com.


*The Harvard Business School’s 10th Annual Healthcare Conference includes panel discussions, keynotes by Nancy-Ann DeParle, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House, Tom Gentile, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers, Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO of DaVita, Inc. For more information visit: http://www.hbshealthcareconference.org/health2013/

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

Visit us on our website and on Facebook.

FIRST Robotics Kickoff

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YSEA is a strategic partner of the FIRST Robotics program. The 2013 FIRST Robotics Kickoff event will be available online and at venues across the world. Check out an excerpt from the 2012 FIRST Kickoff event, featuring two Yale students:

YSEA Executive Board Meeting

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The November YSEA Executive Board Meeting will be held:

Thursday, November 29, 2012
3:00-6:00 PM
Becton Center, Room 227

2012 YSEA Annual Meeting and Dinner

Woolsey Hall

Woolsey Hall, © Yale University 2015. Credit: Michael Marsland

Reception begins at 06:00 PM, with seating for dinner at 06:45 PM.


Including remarks by:


  • David W. Pogue, ’85
    Recipient of the 2012 YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Industry, Commerce or Education
    Columnist for The New York Times and Scientific American, Emmy-winning television correspondent, host of PBS NOVA mini-series.
  • Fred R. Volkmar, MD, MAH ’98
    Recipient of the 2012 YSEA Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science
    Irving B. Harris Professor and Director, Yale Child Study Center, and a pioneering leader in the study and treatment of autism.
  • John L. Troutman ’65
    Recipient of the 2012 YSEA Award for Distinguished Service to Yale University
    Entrepreneur, Distinguished Yale Alumnus