2012 has been yet another banner year for our department. Many of our faculty and students have been recognized with awards. Our Vice-Chair, Prof. Adam Sobel, who works on atmospheric and climate dynamics and tropical meteorology, has given interviews on all major networks about what can be done to predict storms like “Sandy”. Our Plasma Physics Laboratory celebrated its golden (50th) anniversary. One of our seniors, Mr. Dillon Liu, SEAS ’13, became the first Columbia Engineering student ever to receive a Marshall Scholarship. In the coming year we expect to work hard to achieve equivalent or greater success.
I would like to take this opportunity to express the thanks of the Department for all of the support we have received from alumni and friends in 2012. During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible; and we wish all of the APAM family the Best for the Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!