Summer 2021 Dates

TBA | 2021 Summer Design Challenges

Topics are being developed as we speak and faculty will be leading 2-3 challenges over the course of the summer. Challenges will launch in June and July, specific dates are still TBD. Please sign up now to stay on our list and let us know your interest! These design challenges will not be for credit, but students may receive a 0 credit course listing on their transcripts. All Columbia students are welcome!

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Fast Pitch

Fast Pitch Columbia Engineering’s campus-wide annual elevator pitch competition. Teams

Third Thursday

Third Thursday Third Thursday is a recurring open forum networking and

Jan. 21 | Third Thursday: Immigration and Entrepreneurship. Register here.

Jan. 22 | Ask Me Anything: Design Challenge. Register here

Jan. 29 | Team building with former Astronaut and Prof. Mike Massimino. Register here

Jan. 29 – Feb. | 72 hour Design Sprint. Register here

Feb. 4 | CVC Round 1 deadline.

Feb. 18 | Third Thursday

Feb. 19| Microplastics Design Challenge Kick-off

Feb. 26 | Plastics Lifecycle with Carlo Badiola

Mar. 1 – 5 | Spring Break

Apr. 26, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Kickoff Day 1

Apr. 27, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Kickoff Day 2

May 5, 1 – 3 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Online Class

May 12, 12 – 1 PM | Third Thursday

May 12, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Finale

Sep. 8 | Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Columbia University

Sep. 11 | Summer Design Challenge Grand Finale 

Sep. 17 | Third Thursday: The Pandemic, Pivots and Entrepreneurs

Oct. 7 | Ask Me Anything with Boyan Penkov (Columbia PhD Electrical Engineering)

Oct. 14 | Ask Me Anything – open office hours with Columbia Engineering

Oct. 15 | Third Thursday: The Pitch featuring YB Choi (SEAS’01)

Oct. 15 – Oct. 29 | Start Me Up Bootcamp

Oct. 21 | Ask Me Anything with Alon Grinshpoon (Founder and CEO of echoAR)

Oct. 28 | Ask Me Anything – open office hours with Columbia Engineering

Nov. 11 | Ask Me Anything with Abby Lyall (VP, Big Idea Ventures)

Nov. 19 | Fast Pitch 2020

Dec. 8 | Urban Works India Kickoff with Faculty Lead Mike Massimino 

Dec. 10 | Third Thursday: LinkedIn Learning