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Amy Guan

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Students and professors alike say that the image of the computer scientist has changed along with the growing popularity of the field.

Renaissance Engineering

In the four years since SEAS became its own school within the University, Harvard has come a long way towards addressing that “incomplete” on its report card.

Joanna Aizenberg Named Director of Kavli Institute

Materials science professor Joanna Aizenberg has been appointed the new director of the interdisciplinary Kavli Institute for Bionanoscience and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences announced last Tuesday.

Challenges Remain for SEAS, Murray Says

Faculty, staff and students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences joined SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray for this semester’s All Hands meeting to highlight the renewed emphasis on teaching labs at SEAS as well as goals for future investment across the School.

Record Number of Women Declare CS

Though it remains a field that is predominantly male, computer science at Harvard has made important strides towards addressing the gender divide.

SEAS Plans New Electrical Engineering Concentration

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences plans to petition for a new concentration in Electrical Engineering—projected to be offered in fall 2012—in response to student desire for a more focused curriculum in the engineering sciences. The concentration would have 20 required half-courses and give students a Bachelor of Sciences degree.

Lab Safety Assessed in Wake of Tragedy

Harvard’s experimental laboratories are planning to strengthen lab safety practices following the death of Yale senior Michele Dufault in a chemistry lab machine shop.

Young Entrepreneurs Put College on Hold

Harvard’s leave policy—which allows students to return and complete their degree after an indefinite time of absence—is a boon for contemporary tech entrepreneurs following in Gates’ footsteps. For them, attending Harvard full-time while simultaneously building a company is an impossible balance.