In Wake of Schrag Bullying Allegations, Harvard ESE and EPS Affiliates Call to Strengthen Anti-Bullying Policy
Eighty Harvard students, alumni, and staff demanded Harvard administrators strengthen protections against bullying and harassment in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department and Environmental Science and Engineering program in an open letter Thursday.
Harvard SEAS Faculty Reflect on Outgoing Dean, Say Successor Should Be Top Scholar
As Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III prepares to depart from Harvard after eight years at the school, SEAS professors reflected on his tenure and voiced preferences for a successor who builds on his key initiatives.
Dan Schrag, Top Harvard Climate Scientist, Faces Allegations of Bullying and Toxicity Spanning Two Decades
A nationally respected voice on climate science and policy, Harvard professor Daniel P. Schrag faced disciplinary measures in 2021 after students and staff raised concerns about his professional conduct. In interviews over the past year, more than two dozen people have said Schrag created a poor working environment for those around him over the past two decades.
Harvard SEAS Holds Annual BRIDGE Week to Celebrate Diversity in STEM
Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences held a series of events for an annual celebration of diversity in STEM last week.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy ’90 Calls AI One of ‘Most Exciting, Important Technology Opportunities’ at SEAS Talk
Amazon President and CEO Andy R. Jassy ’90 discussed team leadership, innovation, and the future of technology at a Thursday lecture moderated by School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III.
Computer Science Professor Cynthia Dwork Delivers Annual Ding Shum Lecture
Harvard Computer Science professor Cynthia Dwork discussed the shortcomings of risk prediction algorithms at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ annual Ding Shum lecture Tuesday evening.
Outgoing Harvard SEAS Dean Talks School’s Future, Says He’ll ‘Watch With Envy’ From Post at Brown
Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III reflected on his tenure and his transition to Brown University amid the search for his successor in a Wednesday interview.
Harvard Grid Accelerator Awards Funding to Five Research Projects to Drive Entrepreneurship
The Harvard Grid Accelerator awarded funding last month to five Harvard-led research projects aiming to bring innovative technologies to the market.
Harvard SEAS Hosts First In-Person Sophomore Convocation Since 2020
Harvard undergraduates flocked to the Science and Engineering Complex on Tuesday for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ first in-person sophomore convocation since February 2020.
Harvard Kicks Off Search for Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The search for the next dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has officially kicked off, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Thursday afternoon.
First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans
As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.
SEAS Dean Francis Doyle to Serve as Provost of Brown
Francis J. Doyle III, dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will step down from his post to serve as Provost of Brown University, Brown President Christina H. Paxson announced Thursday. His tenure will begin officially on July 1, 2023.
Harvard SEAS Dean Says DIB Survey Results are ‘Encouraging’ — But ‘Not a Sign of Victory’
SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in an interview last week the overall results of the 2022 climate survey were “encouraging,” pointing to improvement over the last four years — though “not a sign of victory.”
SEAS Inclusion and Belonging Survey Reveals Racial, Gender Disparities
About 21 percent of respondents to a survey of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences said they have personally experienced harassment or discrimination at the school, according to data released last month.
The Path to Public Service at SEAS
More than 56 percent of SEAS graduates in 2022 reported that they planned to go to the for-profit world. But for those hoping to go into engineering jobs in public service, making up only 3 percent of SEAS undergraduates in the class of 2022, the path to employment is far less clear cut.
Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback
After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.
Harvard Launches ‘The Grid’ to Support Science and Engineering Startups
The University launched an initiative last week that aims to help affiliates translate research into startups by providing funding, work spaces, and mentorship opportunities.
Harvard Partners with Amazon to Advance Quantum Science Research
Harvard launched a three-year research partnership with Amazon Web Services, according to a Monday press release from the Harvard Office of Technology Development.
Helium Shortage Forces Harvard Physics Labs to Shut Down Equipment, Suspend Projects
Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.
'An Open Secret’: Harvard Graduate Students Decry Harassment, Neglect from Faculty
In the wake of the Comaroff controversy, graduate students say power-based abuse by faculty pervades advising relations.
Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
Harvard's Science and Engineering Complex, located in Allston, completed construction in 2020.
Faculty and Students Weigh the Risks and Rewards of SEAS’ Corporate Partnerships
Research at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences spans interdisciplinary academic fields and relies on collaboration with organizations beyond the University — including for-profit partners. While some faculty members and students highlight the benefits of corporate partnerships, others caution working with for-profit entities requires balancing ethical risks and educational rewards.
Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award
The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.
Company Founded by Harvard Researchers to Launch Alternative Meat Product
Tender Foods, a food technology startup co-founded by four Harvard-affiliated researchers that produces alternative meats, is preparing for a product launch later this year.