Cornell Tech Highlights

  • Michael Bloomberg speaking from a podium
    Cornell Wins Tech Campus Bid

    Then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President David Skorton, and the Technion­ – Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie announced an historic partnership to build an applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

  • Daniel Huttenlocher smiling while talking to a student
    Cornell Tech Appoints First Dean

    Cornell Tech appoints Dan Huttenlocher as founding dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech. Prior to his appointment, Dan served as Dean of Cornell CIS and was instrumental in the development of Cornell’s tech campus bid.

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    Greg Pass Joins Cornell Tech

    Former Twitter Chief Technical Officer Greg Pass joins Cornell Tech as founding entrepreneurial officer to lead campus collaboration with tech industry and help establish entrepreneurial culture of new programs.

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    Deborah Estrin is First Cornell Tech Faculty Member

    Deborah Estrin is announced as the first academic hire for Cornell Tech. Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real-time data about the physical world.

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    Cornell Tech Welcomes Beta Class

    Cornell Tech announces the entrance of its “beta” class of seven students, the first full-time students pursuing a one-year master of engineering degree in computer science in New York City.

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    Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

    Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs ’54, founding chairman and chief executive officer emeritus of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs, announce a $133 million gift to Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.

  • Michael Bloomberg speaking at a podium
    Cornell Tech Receives $100 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Cornell announces a $100 Million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to fund construction of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. The first academic building will be named the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center.

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    Cornell Tech to Build World’s First Passive House Residential High-Rise

    Cornell Tech announces construction of the first passive house residential high-rise in the world. Passive House (PH) is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy consumption while creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment.

  • Daniel Huttenlocher speaking to a room full of students
    Cornell Tech Announces 7th Master’s Program

    Cornell Tech announces its Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, bringing the total number of programs to seven.

    Previously announced programs:

    • Master of Engineering in Computer Science (January 2013)
    • Johnson Cornell Tech MBA (July 2013)
    • Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Connective Media (October 2013)
    • Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees in Health Tech (December 2014)
    • Master of Laws in Technology & Entrepreneurship (October 2015)
    • Master in Operations Research and Information Engineering (October 2015)
  • Daniel Huttenlocher speaking at a podium
    Cornell Tech Campus Opens on Roosevelt Island

    Cornell Tech celebrates the official opening of its campus with a dedication event. It is the first campus ever built for the digital age, bringing together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies and social ventures.

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    TCS & Cornell Tech Inaugurate the Tata Innovation Center

    Tata Consultancy Services donates $50 Million to enhance applied research on the Cornell Tech campus.

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    At the end of the 2019 academic year, Cornell Tech has 24 tenured and tenure track faculty, over 700 alumni from 7 master’s programs, and more than 70 startups.

    On the horizon: the opening of the Verizon Executive Education Center and Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel in spring 2020.