Engineering Speaks

Engineering Speaks gives students and researchers from Columbia Engineering the opportunity to speak directly to K-12 students. While we are unfortunately unable to send engineering experts in-person to schools during 2020-2021, we are happy to provide teachers and students virtual panels, workshops, and seminars to provide an interactive digital experience! Typically, engineer speakers tell a “life story” and explain their personal path, including passions, education, current work, and how they came to work in their current fields.

We highly encourage you to also check out the new digital learning experience offered through our Inside Engineering program, featuring hands-on engineering exploration lessons.

Engineering Speaks Nov 11 & 18, 2020

Registration has closed for the November sessions. Please stay tuned for more dates, and check out recordings of past sessions below!

Get Involved

Educators interested in scheduling a specific Engineering Speaks session (apart from the registration links shared above) should reach out to us! We'd love to coordinate with you to arrange a session for you and your students.

Feel free to also email us with information regarding your request.

All welcome to participate: Faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduates, student organizations, as well as alumni can join us for providing Engineering Speaks sessions! 

If you are interested, please sign up at our current volunteer sign-up form which lists all upcoming dates.

Feel free to also email us for more information.

Audio Recordings of Past Sessions

Missed a previous Engineering Speaks session? Listen to them below!

Session 1 - October 28, 2020
Listeners can learn more about majoring in Biomedical Engineering as an undergraduate student at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Our guests, Kyla and Ashley, are seniors double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Pre-Med, and they'll be sharing their experiences in the program as well as tips for prospective students looking to apply to college!