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Title: A Pioneering Department: Evolution from Rural Engineering to Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, 1907 - 2007
Authors: Furry, Ronald B.
Keywords: Agricultural Engineering
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Biological Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Cooperative Extension
Cornell University
Cornell History
Drainage and Irrigation
Farm Mechanization
Farm Structures
Local Roads
Rural Electrification
Rural Engineering
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Internet-First University Press
Abstract: Why does a Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering exist at Cornell University and what was the vision of those who saw the need? This book explores the beginnings and growth of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY over its first 100 years, starting with excerpts from the historic legislation that made it possible, next relating the beginning of agricultural engineering and the important contributions that Cornell University had in pointing the way in this new field, and summarizing the department's first century of service through its teaching, research and Extension programs. Also included is a description of the struggle to obtain appropriate facilities, a look at the people who helped make the Department a national and world leader in the field, along with a benchmark of current activity as the department enters its second century. Illustrations remind the reader of "the good old days", as well as how time has brought about transformations to the present.
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