January 27, 2020
The second annual Yale Day of Instrumentation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the new Yale Science Building. 142 people from across the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale Medical School and Yale West Campus registered for the full-day event, which included presentations, discussions, and working group sessions for the instrumentation effort at Yale.
The 2020 Yale Day of Instrumentation was organized by the university-wide Yale Instrumentation Steering Committee, which has been charged by the Office of the Provost to steer the development of the instrumentation initiative at Yale and help develop recommendations for future strategic initiatives according to the science strategy outlined in the 2018 University Science Strategy Committee report.
Building on the success of the 2018 Yale Day of Instrumentation, which served to showcase instrument efforts at Yale, forge internal collaborations, and better define what instrumentation at Yale means for all constituents, the goals of the 2020 Yale Day of Instrumentation were to:
- continue to develop the campus community around instrumentation development at Yale,
- update the community on recent developments and next steps,
- and seek input from the campus community on the needs and next steps in the instrumentation initiative at Yale.
A full agenda, as well as links to the presentations, can be found on the 2020 Yale Day of Instrumentation website.
The event also marked the conclusion of the 2020 Yale Instrumentation Photography and Video Contests, with winners announced at the event by one of the three contest judges, strategic projects and communications advisor to the vice provost for research Angelika Hofmann. The other two judges, who were unable to attend the ceremony, were photographer Monique Atherton and director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media Dana Karwas.
The event was sponsored by the Wright Laboratory, Office of the Provost, and Yale University.