Engineering Quarterly

Permanent URI for this collection

This Engineering Quarterly collection of 102 issues contains 5,072 photographically-rich pages of the history of the College of Engineering at Cornell University.

ENGINEERING: Cornell Quarterly, Published four times a year in April, July, October, and January, by the College of Engineering, Cornell University, Carpenter Hall, Campus Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, beginning Spring, 1966, with Vol. 1, No. 1 and ending with Spring, 1994, with Vol. 28, No. 3.


Recent Submissions

Now showing 1 - 10 of 103
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.28, No.3 (Spring 1994): The Center for the Environment: Marketing Green Engineering
    Dietert, Rodney R.; Porter, Keith S.; DeGloria, Stephen D.; Barnaba, Eugenia M.; Philpot, William D.; Resler, Edwin L., Jr.; Harrison, Ellen Z.; Schuler, Richard E. (Internet-First University Press, 1994)
    IN THIS ISSUE: The Center for the Environment: Marketing Green Engineering /2 (Practical people seek to fix environmental problems with a mix of teaching, research, and outreach.) ... Training Toxicologists to Be Team Players /4 (To be effective, toxicologists need to know about more than just the effects of poisonous substances.) ... Development and Watershed Protection: Finding the Middle Ground /8 (The rights of watershed residents must be weighted in the balance with New York City's need for water.) ... Mapping Land Use for Local Government /14 (Remote sensing and geographic information systems make it possible to track changing patterns of land use.) ... Recycling Organic Wastes: Research, Engineering, and Outreach /18 (Composting can greatly reduce the volume of municipal solid waste.) ... Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Promoting an International Accord /24 (A program for the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gases can work if it is perceived as flexible and fair.) ... Faculty Publications /30
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.28, No.2 (Winter 1994): Aerospace Engineering at Cornell
    Avedisian, C. Thomas; Boyd, Iain D.; Williamson, Charles H. K.; Caughey, David A.; Pope, Stephen B.; Resler, Edwin L., Jr. (Internet-First University Press, 1994)
    IN THIS ISSUE: Aerospace Engineering at Cornell /2 (With a distinguished history and vigorous research, Cornell looks to the future.) ... Experiments in a Microgravity Environment /4 (Experiments conducted in a falling package reveal processes that occur in space.) ... Modeling Secondary Propulsion Systems for Spacecraft /10 (Computer modeling is contributing to the design of more efficient control rockets.) ... On Board for Studies of Wake Vortex Dynamics: Undergraduates in a Research Environment /16 (Students play an active role in experiments at the forefront of fluid dynamics.) ... Computational Methods in Aerodynamic Design: The Difficulties and the Promise /23 (Computer simulations vie with wind tunnels in research aimed at minimizing shock waves over airfoils.) ... Simulating the Performance of Gas-Turbine Combustors /29 (In the development of better gas turbines, simulation is far cheaper than building test models.) ... How Wave Rotors Can Enhance Jet-Engine Performance /35 (It may be possible to increase the efficiency of fan jets while doubling their power.) ... Register /40 ... Faculty Publications /43
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.28, No.1 (Autumn 1993): The Electronic Packaging Program
    Ober, Christopher K.; Stoffel, Nancy C.; Russell, Michael W.; Kraus, Gerald T.; Giannelis, Emmanuel P.; Li, Che-Yu; Avedisian, C. Thomas; Torrance, Kenneth E.; Krusius, J. Peter (Internet-First University Press, 1993)
    IN THIS ISSUE: The Electronic Packaging Program /2 (The ongoing miniaturization of electronic products challenges engineers to find better ways of putting them together.) ... The Importance of Polymers in Packaging /4 (The advantages of polymers make them indispensable in electronic packaging; overcoming their shortcomings makes for challenging research.) ...Spin-On Oxides for Microelectronics /9 (A technique developed for preparing photoresists can be used to make thin films of high-dielectric-constant oxides for capacitors.) ... Thermal Management of Electronic Packages /20 (Electronic circuits can be damaged by the heat they generate, so thermal engineers are on the case.) ... Dependable Connections: Getting the Signal In and Out /14 (Careful testing improves technologies for making reliable connections between dense arrays of very small contacts.) ... Simulating System Constraints in Computer Packaging /26 (A simulation program makes it possible to compare different packaging options without having to build real prototypes.) ... Register /31 (Three new members join the faculty, six retire.) ... Faculty Publications /36
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.27, No.3/4 (Spring/Summer 1993): Probing Earth's Processes
    Isacks, Bryan L.; Hale,Richard; Thomas, Robert J.; Fish, Michele D.; Brown, Larry D.; Barazangi, Muawia; Bird, John M.; Cathles, Lawrence M., III; Hauser, Ernest C.; Bassett, William A.; White, William M.; Turcotte, Donald L. (Internet-First University Press, 1993)
    IN THIS ISSUE: Probing Earth's Processes /2 (Cornell geologists travel far and wide, interpreting subtle clues to learn how the earth works.) ... Mountains, Climate, and Global Change /3 (Mountain ranges affect weather and weather affects mountain ranges in a cycle that produces the soil that sustains life.) ... The Cornell Andes Project: An Interdisciplinary Study of Mountain Building /9 (A major initiative studies the world's best example of a mountain chain pushed up by subducted oceanic crust.) ... Deep Seismic Exploration in Tibet /12 (A collaboration with Chinese geologists is making the first deep seismic transect of the Himalayas.) ... Earthquakes and Oil: Collaborative Research in the Arab World /17 (Studies involving geologists in North Africa and the Middle East lead to better assessments of earthquake hazards.) ... Geological Fieldwork in the Space Age /20 (In the wilds of Alaska, graduate students learn about geology and about themselves.) ... New Meeting Grounds: Collaborative Research in the Urals and Kamchatka /25 (In the wake of the Cold War, international teams study Asia's eastern and western extremes.) ... New Frontiers Close to Home: North America's Central Corridor /27 (Under the flat expanse between the Appalachians and the Rockies lie the remains of former mountains and rifts.) ...Deep-Focus Earthquakes /32 (Laboratory experiments give clues to processes deep in the earth's mantle.) ... Mantle Plumes and Oceanic Volcanism /34 (Independent of plate tectonics, mantle plumes create chains of islands.) ... Fractals in Geology /40 (Drainage systems and other geological phenomena can be modeled with fractals.) ... Register /42 ... Faculty Publications /44
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.27, No.2 (Winter 1993): Pumps, Not Filters
    Streett, William B.; Hale,Richard; Thomas, Robert J.; Fish, Michele D. (Internet-First University Press, 1993)
    IN THIS ISSUE: Pumps, Not Filters /2 (A commitment to changing the freshman experience is making an engineering education more accessible to nontraditional candidates.) ... The Military Influence on American Engineering Education /3 (The development of engineering education at West Point in the early nineteenth century set the pattern for a tradition of extreme rigor and competitiveness.) ... Selecting Engineering Students /11 (Most of the students selected should be able to handle the engineering curriculum, although it is necessary to make some accommodation for differences in preparedness.) ... Engineering in Context /15 (A new course, taught with the latest in electronic courseware, is designed to give freshmen basic engineering literacy.) ... Overcoming Barriers for Women in Engineering /21 (Several initiatives help women overcome the obstacles that have traditionally discouraged them from seeking careers in engineering.) ... Changing a Filter: The Reorganization of Mathematics /27 (Introductory calculus is now taught in small classes instead of the large, impersonal lectures of the past.) ... The Academic Excellence Workshop /31 (An innovative program in cooperative learning really makes a difference.) ... Faculty Publications /36
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.27, No.1 (Autumn 1992): Ground Transportation Around the Next Corner
    Hover, Kenneth C.; George, Albert R.; Belina, John; Landsberger, Samuel; Turnquist, Mark A. (Internet-First University Press, 1992)
    IN THIS ISSUE: Ground Transportattion Around the Next Corner /2 ... Coping with Old Concrete /3 ... Building Winners: How the Formula SAE program makes Good Cars and Great Engineers /9 ... Rebirth of the Electric Car /15 ... Design for Pedal Power /20 ... Vehicles, Goods and Data /25 ... Register /30 ... Faculty Publications /32
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.26, No.4 (Summer 1992): Biophysics and Biotechnology
    Jelinski, Lynne W.; Madsen, Eugene L.; Webb, Watt W.; Shuler, Michael L.; Bartel, Donald L.; Sheraga, Harold A. (Internet-First University Press, 1992)
    IN THIS ISSUE: Biophysics and Biotechnology at Cornell /2 (Lynn W. Jelinski) ... Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants /7 (Eugene L. Madsen) ... The Biological Physics of Cells: Research in the Developmental Resource for Biophysical Imaging Optoelectronics /12 (Watt W. Webb) ... Surrogate Animals for Laboratory Tests /19 (Michael L. Shuler) ... Polyethylene Components for Hip and Knee Replacements (Donald L. Bartel) ... The Multiple-Minima Problem in Protein Folding (Harold A. Sheraga) ... Register /38 ... Faculty Publications /50
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.26, No.3 (Spring 1992): The Diversity of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Clark, David D.; Hossain, Tim Z.; Hammer, David; Cady, K Bingham; Kostroun, Vaclav O.; Aderhold, Howard C.; McGuire, Stephen C. (Internet-First University Press, 1992)
    IN THIS ISSUE: The Nuclear Frontier: Cornell's Program of Basic and Applied Research /2 (The Program in Nuclear Science and Engineering has deep roots and broad scope.) ... Neutron Activation Analysis: A Sensitive Test for Trace Elements /7 (A simple analytical technique is used for research in many different disciplines.) ... Holding a Bit of the Sun: Progress toward Inertial Confinement Fusion /12 (Steady, careful work leads toward a vast source of energy for the future.) Safe Nuclear Power: Better Design and Simulation /22 (Diminish the Liabilities A new generation of reactors and a new way to run them make nuclear power the best energy option.) ... Atomic Processes in Ionized Matter /28 (The electron-beam ion source makes possible fundamental research into processes that take place in plasmas.) ... Neutron Radiography: Key to Secrets That X-Rays Can't See /34 ... Chips in Space: Developing Microelectronic Structures that Tolerate Ionizing Radiation /39 (Electronic components used in space must be able to withstand massive doses of radiation.) ... Building a Cold Neutron Beam: A Pure Dream Becomes Reality /44 (A facility that will deliver a beam of relatively pure, cold neutrons from Cornell's TRIGA reactor is nearing completion. ... Faculty Publications /50
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.26, No.2 (Winter 1992): M. Eng.: The Degree for the Professional Engineer
    Streett, William B.; Phoenix, S. Leigh; Petrina, Petru; Belina, John; George, Albert R.; Wagoner, J. L. Clifford; Cranch, Edmund T. (Internet-First University Press, 1992)
    IN THIS ISSUE: The Master of Engineering: A Professional Degree for Today and Tomorrow /2 (Increased emphasis on the Master of Engineering program serves the needs of students, society, and the College of Engineering.) ... Advanced Composites and Engineering Education /8 (The Master of Engineering program provides the framework for educating engineers to participate in a rapidly emerging new specialty.) ... Tried and True: The M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering /15 (For over twenty-five years, the Master of Engineering program has been an integral part of the School of Electrical Engineering.) ... The Manufacturing Option: For a Well-Rounded Manufacturing Engineer /21 (Students learn about manufacturing from many angles in the Master of Engineering program's new Manufacturing Option.) ... The M.Eng. Internship: A Win/Win Option /27 (On-the-job experience during study for the Master of Engineering degree has advantages for both students and employers.) ... The Engineering Master's Degree: Achieving Educational Objectives /33 (A new study shows that master's degrees significantly affect career prospects.) ... Register /38 (Gladys McConkey retires; five professors are appointed to endowed chairs) ... Faculty Publications /43
  • Item
    Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.26, No.1 (Autumn 1991): The Materials Science Center: Cornell's Premier Interdisciplinary Laboratory
    Silcox, John; Desch, Noel; Dieckmann, Rudiger; Geray, Roland; Pollock, Clifford; Kramer, Edward J.; Sethna, James P.; Lee, Jean (Internet-First University Press, 1991)
    IN THIS ISSUE: The Materials Science Center: Cornell's Premier Interdisciplinary Laboratory /2 (The history and functions of the Materials Science Center at Cornell are discussed by the director, John Silcox.) ... Making Equipment Available /6 (The MSC maintains eight Central Facilities for its users. Noel Desch, the associate director of the center, and three of the managers outline the services and expertise offered by these facilities.) ... Heating with Light: Growing Ceramic Single Crystals at Very High Temperature /19 (Custom-made single crystals can be grown in an image furnace in a developing facility at Cornell. Professor Rudiger Dieckmann and Postdoctoral Associate Roland Geray discuss the method and its potential.) ... Adventures with Forsterite /24 (Single crystals grown in Dieckmann's laboratory are being used by Professor Clifford Pollock and his associates to build a previously unattainable laser?? in the spectral range needed for work in fiber optics.) ... Polymers and Polymer Composites: A Study Group of the Materials Science Center /29 (Interdisciplinary collaboration in theory, synthesis, and characterization helps Cornell scientists develop new polymeric materials for specialized applications. Professor Edward J. Kramer discusses a productive MSC study group.) ... Modular Programs for Physical Research /36 (Physics Professor James P. Sethna explains the scientific software packages that are under development at Cornell, and even tells how to access them.) ... The MSC Facilities: A User's Point of View /42 (A graduate student in materials science gives a first-hand account of howr the MSC facilities are used in thesis research. Jean Lee is studying the defect structure of a ceramic material.) ... Register /48 ... Faculty Publications /50
(c) 1996 - 2006 Cornell University