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Harvard Grid Accelerator Awards Funding to Five Research Projects to Drive Entrepreneurship

The Harvard Grid Accelerator awarded funding last month to five Harvard-led research projects aiming to bring innovative technologies to the market.


Harvard Kicks Off Search for Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The search for the next dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has officially kicked off, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean and University President-elect Claudine Gay announced in an email to SEAS affiliates Thursday afternoon.


First on Claudine Gay’s To-Do List: Picking Four New Deans

As Gay prepares to take over in Massachusetts Hall in July 2023, she is set to face the same challenge as her predecessor of filling a leadership role that oversees a key domain of the University.


SEAS Dean Francis Doyle to Serve as Provost of Brown

Francis J. Doyle III, dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will step down from his post to serve as Provost of Brown University, Brown President Christina H. Paxson announced Thursday. His tenure will begin officially on July 1, 2023.


Harvard SEAS Dean Says DIB Survey Results are ‘Encouraging’ — But ‘Not a Sign of Victory’

SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in an interview last week the overall results of the 2022 climate survey were “encouraging,” pointing to improvement over the last four years — though “not a sign of victory.”


SEAS Inclusion and Belonging Survey Reveals Racial, Gender Disparities

About 21 percent of respondents to a survey of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences said they have personally experienced harassment or discrimination at the school, according to data released last month.


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The Science and Engineering Complex, located at 150 Western Avenue in Allston, houses the administration of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


The Path to Public Service at SEAS

More than 56 percent of SEAS graduates in 2022 reported that they planned to go to the for-profit world. But for those hoping to go into engineering jobs in public service, making up only 3 percent of SEAS undergraduates in the class of 2022, the path to employment is far less clear cut.


Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback

After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.


Helium Shortage Forces Harvard Physics Labs to Shut Down Equipment, Suspend Projects

Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.


Faculty and Students Weigh the Risks and Rewards of SEAS’ Corporate Partnerships

Research at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences spans interdisciplinary academic fields and relies on collaboration with organizations beyond the University — including for-profit partners. While some faculty members and students highlight the benefits of corporate partnerships, others caution working with for-profit entities requires balancing ethical risks and educational rewards.


Harvard-led Research Team Receives Department of Defense Award

The Department of Defense awarded its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative prize to a team of researchers led by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences professor Katia Bertoldi for the team’s work studying origami structures.


Massachusetts Awards SEAS $3 Million for Wearable Tech Research

The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a state agency, has awarded Harvard $3 million to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable technologies.


Harvard FAS Dean to Release Plans on Implementing Tenure Process Changes

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last Wednesday she hopes to release plans in the coming weeks on how to implement recommendations issued last fall by a committee that reviewed Harvard's tenure process.


SEAS Dean Hopes to Hire New Diversity and Inclusion Head Within Weeks

Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III said last week he hopes the school will name a new head for its Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the coming weeks.


SEAS Looks Toward Future Improvements in Diversity and Inclusion

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enters the third year of its five-year Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan and undergoes multiple leadership transitions, students and faculty look towards future progress.


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $500 Million for AI Institute at Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ’07 pledged $500 million over the next 15 years to found the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced Tuesday.


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