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About CEAA

The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) is an independent corporation founded in 1872 to foster and deepen the bonds of fellowship between the alumni, faculty and students of the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Every graduate of the School is automatically a member, as are undergraduates once they begin the second semester of their senior year. There are no dues or membership fees; the Association’s programs are financed primarily through the income generated from a number of bequests, especially that of C.P. Davis ’22. The Association currently has more than 27,000 members around the world. Click here for the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws.

CEAA awards scholarships, provides mentoring and professional guidance to undergraduates, promotes excellence in teaching, and sponsors a wide range of social and professional events throughout the year. Each year, CEAA awards the Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement, the Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation, and the Samuel Johnson Medal for Distinguished Non-Engineering Achievement, to recognize the distinguished alumni of Columbia Engineering.

Involvement in the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association is a fun and rewarding way to keep abreast of professional developments, network with fellow engineers from industries ranging from materials science to financial services, and use your skills for the benefit of your Alma Mater and the advancement of the engineering profession. Some opportunities for involvement require a commitment of only a few hours; others are more extensive.

For more information on joining the board, contact Starling Sawyer in the Office of Engineering Development and Alumni Relations by email at ss3858@columbia.edu.