Entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss has donated an additional $131 million to his namesake research organization, the University announced Friday.
Two graduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a peer-to-peer support network for graduate students, which launched at the beginning of this academic year.
From his time at Santa Barbara as a professor, researcher, and director, to his time here at Harvard as dean, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III’s colleagues have consistently praised his ability to prioritize students and mentorship while also balancing administrative commitments.
BRIDGE Week originated as an effort by the leaders of three student organizations at SEAS to celebrate a SEAS alumnus who had contributed to engineering and advanced diversity in STEM.
Fourteen Harvard College juniors have been selected as members of the first cohort of the Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellows Program, an initiative between SEAS and the Business School that seeks to bridge technology and entrepreneurship through courses, workshops, and seminars.
Incoming and current faculty members at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are now required to report their involvement in promoting diversity and inclusion, which could then affect the assignment of faculty bonuses.
With the construction of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ new complex in Allston almost complete, SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said one of his foremost priorities is to “close the gap” — both physical and perceptual — between the new facilities and the main campus in Cambridge.
Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said in a February interview that creating corporate partnerships continues to be one of his top priorities. He said Harvard has historically lagged behind its peer institutions in these efforts and stressed the numerous benefits these industry relationships could bring.
SEAS has implemented a number of diversity and inclusion measures following a survey that found more than a quarter of respondents have experienced harassment or discrimination.
Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday.