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Cornell University College of Engineering

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Established 1870
Type Private
Dean W. Kent Fuchs
Faculty 248
Undergraduates 2,911
Postgraduates 1,234
Location Ithaca, New York, USA
Website www.engineering.cornell.edu

The College of Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... W. Kent Fuchs is the current dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ... “NY” redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Cornell University is a university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ...


The college is also known for a number of firsts. It currently grants bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in a variety of applied fields, and is the third largest undergraduate college at Cornell by student enrollment. Also, the college offers over 450 engineering courses. The annual research budget of the College of Engineering exceeds $112 million.[1] In 2006, Bill Gates donated $25 million for the construction of a new Computer Science building. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ...

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History

The original layout of the College of Engineering
The original layout of the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. The program was housed in Sibley Hall on the Arts Quad, both of which are named for Hiram Sibley, the original benefactor whose contributions were used to establish the program. The college took its current name in 1919, when the Sibley College merged with the College of Civil Engineering. It was housed in Sibley, Lincoln, Franklin and Morse Halls. In the 1940s the college moved to the southern end of Cornell's campus. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1107x687, 256 KB) This is an old drawing of Cornell original College of Engineering--Cornell010 19:07, 25 July 2006 (UTC) This image is in the public domain in the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1107x687, 256 KB) This is an old drawing of Cornell original College of Engineering--Cornell010 19:07, 25 July 2006 (UTC) This image is in the public domain in the United States. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ... Hiram Sibley (1807-1888) was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist originally from Massachusetts, and later Rochester, New York. ...


The college is known for a number of firsts. In 1883, the first course of study in electrical engineering in the world was introduced at Cornell. In 1889, the college took over electrical engineering from the Department of Physics, establishing the first department in this field. The college awarded the nation's first doctorates in both electrical engineering and industrial engineering. The Department of Computer Science, established in 1965 under the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, is also one of the oldest in the country. Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ...


Cornell Engineering is home to many teams that compete in student design competitions and other engineering competitions. Presently, there are teams that compete in UNP Satellite Program[2], DARPA Grand Challenge, Formula SAE, Mini Baja, RoboCup, Solar Decathlon, The Great Moonbuggy Race, and others. Cornell's Formula SAE team has been particularly successful, having won the international event nine times, more than any other team. A Student Design Competition is a competition between teams of students. ... Darpa Grand Challenge The DARPA Grand Challenge is a prize competition for driverless cars, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the central research organization of the United States Department of Defense. ... Formula SAE is a student design competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. ... Mini Baja is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers. ... // Overview RoboCup is an international robotics competition founded in 1993. ... The Solar Decathlon is an international architectural and engineering competition sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ...


Reputation

Cornell's College of Engineering is highly regarded in the engineering community, and has been ranked as being one of the top ten engineering programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.[3] The engineering physics program at Cornell was ranked as being the best by U.S. News and World Report in 2005. Cornell's operations research and industrial engineering program ranked fourth in nation, along with the master's program in financial engineering.[4] Cornell's Computer Science program is ranked #5 according to U.S. News and World Report. [citation needed] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Engineering physics (EP) is an academic degree, usually at the level of Bachelor of Science. ... Operations Research or Operational Research (OR) is an interdisciplinary branch of mathematics which uses methods like mathematical modeling, statistics, and algorithms to arrive at optimal or good decisions in complex problems which are concerned with optimizing the maxima (profit, faster assembly line, greater crop yield, higher bandwidth, etc) or minima... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Financial engineering is the application of science-based mathematical and statistical models to make a better decision about managing financial risks, investing, borrowing, lending, and saving. ...


In nanotechnology, the college has developed into a leading institution. In a survery done by a nanotechnology magazine Cornell University was ranked as being the best at nanotechnology commercialization, 2nd best in terms of nanotechnology facilities, the 4th best at nanotechnology research and the 10th best at nanotechnology industrial outreach.[5] Buckminsterfullerene C60, also known as the buckyball, is the simplest of the carbon structures known as fullerenes. ...


Departments and schools

With about 3,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students, the college is the third-largest undergraduate college at Cornell by student enrollment.[1] It is divided into twelve departments and schools:[6] Image File history File linksMetadata Decentrhodeshall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Decentrhodeshall. ... Categories: Academic biography stubs | Cornell University | Presidents of Cornell University ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...

The Engineering Quadrangle

Duffield Hall, a nanotechnology center completed in 2004
Duffield Hall, a nanotechnology center completed in 2004

The Engineering Quad, was designed in the 1940s and 1950s on a site previously occupied by the Old Armory and faculty housing, using a master plan developed by the Perkins and Will firm. It has undergone major changes in recent years, particularly with the completion of Duffield Hall. In 2004, relandscaping with a design inspired by Cascadilla Gorge was completed and its landmark sundial was restored to its rightful place on the quad (after having been stored in Upson Hall during the construction period) [7]. Also, modern and open collaborative working spaces were introduced with the construction of a large atrium connecting Duffield, which houses research and teaching facilities for nanoscale science and engineering, with Phillips and Upson (1956)[8] Halls. Connected to Upson Hall, away from the quad, are Grumman Hall (1957)[9] and Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall (1990)[10], which currently houses the Cornell Theory Center. On the southern end of the Quad, next to Upson and near Cascadilla Creek, are Kimball, Thurston[11] and Bard (1963)[12] Halls, all part of a single brick and concrete structure. Thurston is the home to the Theoretical and Applied Mathematics department, and Bard Hall the home of the Material Sciences department. Between Upson and Kimball stands Ward Hall (1963)[13], the soon to be closed down and former building for nuclear sciences. Next to Bard, and across the street from the Cornell Law School, stand Snee Hall (1984)[14] and Hollister Hall (1957)[15]. Carpenter Hall (1956)[16], containing the Engineering Library, stands next to Hollister on the northwestern corner. The edge of northern face of the quad, mostly open space, is lined with trees along Campus Road. Across Campus Road is F.W. Olin Hall (1941)[17] the home of the Chemical Engineering department. Image File history File linksMetadata Duffield_Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Duffield_Hall. ... Buckminsterfullerene C60, also known as the buckyball, is the simplest of the carbon structures known as fullerenes. ... Perkins+Will is an international architecture, interiors, planning + strategies, and branded environments firm with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Research Triangle Park, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Vancouver, Victoria, and Washington, DC. Since 1935, Perkins+Will has collaborated with... Wall sundial-a vertical direct south dial Wall sundial in Warsaws Old Town- a vertical south west decliner dial A sundial is a device that measures time by the position of the Sun. ... Looking up inside the 32-story atrium of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt, part of the Jin Mao Building. ... Located at Cornell University, the Cornell Theory Center (CTC) is one of four supercomputing centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. ... Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University. ...


Future Developments

With the receipt of a $25 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006, the college is looking to add a new William H. Gates building to house the Department of Computer Science, as well as portions of the Theory Center and Program of Computer Graphics. Furthermore, the university is also planning to build an information campus based on the Gates building, and other buildings potentially, depending on the receipt of additional grants. Other distinguished alumni, such as Stephen Yanchuk, have pledged to donate up to $4 million towards the construction of new facilities for Materials Science & Engineering. Bard Hall will as such be renamed Yanchuk Hall.[18] The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the worlds largest charitable foundation. ...


Degrees

The Engineering Quad sundial
The Engineering Quad sundial

The College of Engineering offers 13 undergraduate majors, 15 undergraduate minors, 17 MS/Ph.D fields and 14 Master of Engineering fields. The College of Engineering grants degrees in the following programs of study. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 346 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cornell University College of Engineering Talk:Cornell University/Archive 2 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (600x800, 346 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cornell University College of Engineering Talk:Cornell University/Archive 2 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Wall sundial-a vertical direct south dial Wall sundial in Warsaws Old Town- a vertical south west decliner dial A sundial is a device that measures time by the position of the Sun. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... A Master of Engineering (M.Eng. ...

B.S. M.Eng. M.S. / Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineering O O
Applied and Engineering Physics O O O
Applied Mathematics O
Atmospheric Sciences O
Biological Engineering O O O
Biomedical Engineering O O
Biophysics O
Chemical Engineering O O O
Civil and Environmental Engineering O O O
Computer Science O O O
Electrical and Computer Engineering O O O
Engineering Management O
Geological Sciences O O O
Information Science O O
Materials Science and Engineering O O O
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering O O O
Nuclear Engineering O
Operations Research and Engineering O O O
Statistics O
Systems Engineering O
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics O O

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Master of Engineering (M.Eng. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Cornell Engineering: College Facts. College of Engineering, Cornell University. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  2. ^ University Nanosat Program.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Cornell Engineering Information Update. College of Engineering. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  5. ^ Small Times: Nanotechnology Rankings. Small Times: Maganize on Nanotechnology. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  6. ^ Cornell Engineering: Departments and Schools. Cornell Engineering. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  7. ^ Duffield Hall, landscaping project to give Engineering Quad new look. Cornell University. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  8. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2045
  9. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2043
  10. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2051
  11. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2037
  12. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2070
  13. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2037
  14. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2049
  15. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2046
  16. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2042
  17. ^ http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/facinfo/fs_facilInfo.cfm?facil_cd=2024
  18. ^ Cornell gets $25 million grant to build William H. Gates Hall, launching new home for computing and information science. Cornell Chronicle Online. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.

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Cornell University Engineering Library (1467 words)
In support of Cornell University's College of Engineering and associated programs, the Engineering Library advances the creation, dissemination, and application of engineering and related knowledge by connecting learners and researchers with records of scholarship and a hospitable environment for intellectual discovery and collaboration.
The Engineering Library supports the research and teaching of the schools and departments of the College of Engineering.
Rationale: The Engineering Library has established its food and drink policy to aid in the preservation and care of library materials and electronic equipment, to maintain pest-free buildings, to reduce damage to the furnishings, to reduce litter, and ensure a clean environment for studying and working.
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