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Past Speakers


Prof. Shuran Song

Prof. Shuran Song is an assistant professor in the CS department at Columbia. Her research focuses on computer vision and robotics. She received her B.Eng. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and her M.S. and Ph.D from Princeton University.


Prof. Sunil Agrawal

Prof. Agrawal is in the Mechanical Engineering department at Columbia University, and leads the Robotics And Rehabilitation (RoAR) Lab. His research focuses on developing innovative robots and methods to help humans relearn, restore, or improve functional movements.


Dr. Peter Yu

Dr. Peter Yu is a co-founder and the CTO of XYZ Robotics, a company that pushes the boundary of robotics manipulation technology in industrial applications. He received his B.S. from National Chaio Tung University, his M.S. from National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D from MIT.


Prof. Hod Lipson

Prof. Lipson is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University and is co-director of the Makerspace Facility. His research focuses on building robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: self-replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even be creative.


Prof. Tony Dear

Prof. Tony is a Lecturer in Discipline in the CS department at Columbia. He studied at UC Berkeley, where he received his B.S. in EECS, and then went to graduate school at The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, from which he received his M.S. in 2015 and Ph.D. in 2018. 

Join the MATE ROV team in a reading MATE's competition manual to learn about the constraints and requirements of designing this year's ROV.

SOftware Engineering

Autonomous Vehicles

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Past Events

MATE Rules-Reading

The MATE ROV subteams met to go over this year's competition manual and create an abridged version that includes all relevant constraints and requirements for the ROV build.

Jan 22
MATE Design Review Lite

The MATE ROV subteams presented their engineering designs and ideas for the 2021-2022 robot. They received feedback and suggestions that will help them as they proceed with brainstorming and designing. The presentation also helped them prepare for future engineering presentations.

Dec 13th
Mudd 644 and Zoom
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Club Social

Members gathered together for a night of hot chocolate and games to socialize and celebrate their hard-work throughout the semester!

More social events will be held Spring 2022, so stay tuned!

Dec 6th
Schapiro Lounge
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Project Interest Sessions

Three interest sessions were held the week of October 25th for students to learn about and sign up for upcoming projects: MATE ROV, NASA BIG Ideas Challenge, and Autonomous Vehicle (F1Tenth).

Oct 27-29
Mudd and via Zoom
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Information Session

We are so excited to be back! The first general body meeting for the 2021-22 season will be an information session for anyone interested in joining. All returning members are welcome! We will introduce our subteams, vote on meeting times, and discuss upcoming projects.

Sep 21th, 8-9 PM EST
via Zoom
Activities Fair

CURC attended the activities fair on September 10th. Our E-board members connected with past and prospective members. Hundreds of new Columbia/Barnard students have signed up for CURC since the beginning of September.

Sep 10th, 1-4 PM EST
College Walk
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Final Presentation

Friday, Dec 11th at 8 PM EST, we will have our end-of-semester presentation. Please join us for our last general body meeting of the semester. Even if you were unable to attend other meetings, I would strongly suggest you come to this one. Our club members have been doing some amazing work and they can't wait to share that with you!

Dec 11th, 8-9 PM EST
Via Zoom
Mid-Term Presentation

Friday, October 23rd, we will have a mid-semester check-in. Each sub-team will give a more in-depth update on their progress during this general body meeting. The team leads will invite a couple of team members to present. 

Oct 23rd, 8-9 PM EST
Via Zoom
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Information Session

We are so excited to be back! Come and join our information session for fall 2020 on Sep 18th. Whether you are new to CURC or a returning member, everyone is welcomed. We will give you an overview of CURC and discuss fall semester plans. You don't need to have any experience to join. 

Sep 18th, 5-6 PM EST
Via Zoom
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