Spicing up computer engineering — with a vending machine
Late last fall, professor of electrical engineering and computer science Jakub Szefer bought a Coke machine off Craigslist. After driving into the middle of Hartford with a truck and handing over a couple hundred dollars, he returned to New Haven equipped with the new device to use in his “Introduction to Computer Engineering” class.
MCDB major to become more flexible
Now, MCDB majors seeking BAs will only have to take 11.5 course credits — a significant decrease in requirements from 18 credits — while BS candidates will still be required to take 18.5, although they will have more flexibility in choosing courses than before.
Segraves departing, but sciences will chug on
An avid backpacker, William Segraves plans to spend time in the wilderness after retiring as associate dean of science education for Yale College, effective this January.
Alpern comes under fire at Med School town hall
Following weeks of controversy surrounding professional and sexual misconduct at the Yale School of Medicine, a Tuesday evening town hall meeting, moderated by School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern, attracted over 100 faculty members with the promise of addressing their concerns.
Post Harvard donation, Yale CS faculty wait for their share
Last week, Harvard University announced a donation from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, estimated at $60 million, that will increase its computer science faculty by 50 percent. In response to the donation, Yale computer science professors interviewed expressed hope for similar growth in Yale’s faculty.
Tight-knit community, mentoring attract engineering faculty
The recent slew of new engineering hires comprise a nearly 20 percent increase in faculty at the school. They said they value the strong mentoring from senior faculty members, the tight-knit community, one-on-one professor-student interactions and the liberal arts environment at Yale.