COLUMBIA SCIENCE COMMITS
Science lies at the heart of solving the great challenges facing the world today.
Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is partnering with stakeholders across the university and beyond to commit our world-class resources to urgent, global challenges in climate, health, and innovation.
A New Model: Science as Startup
The scale and urgency of these global challenges requires a new model of engagement, one that accelerates discovery and innovation and leads to public and private sector solutions.
We propose Science as Startup – a new way of fast-tracking the research needed to solve the complex challenges we face in health care, neuroscience, climate, energy, and developing needed new materials. Science as Startup takes cues from the entrepreneurial startup culture to spur knowledge creation and to build institutions that translates this knowledge to action.
Columbia Engineering professors George Deodatis, Daniel Bienstock, and Kyle Mandli will use a multi-pronged approach to address threats to infrastructure and help keep communities functional and healthy.
Three oceanographers from Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory discuss how changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry impact marine life and food security.
Ivaylo Ivanov, an immunologist at Columbia who studies the role of intestinal bacteria in the body’s immune response has received a two-year, $200,000 Innovation Fund award from the Pew Charitable Trusts.