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 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.
Since its inception in 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has made research opportunities at premier institutions possible for more than 3,900 undergraduate students representing 700 colleges and universities.
Rising temperatures influence wildfires in the American West, says research led by Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Center for Climate and Life Fellow.
The world-class consortium of scientists from labs across Columbia and the U.S. hopes their work can serve as a paradigm for mapping other brain structures, thus bringing us closer to a true, detailed understanding of the brain.