The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) is diverse with two distinct and highly integrated program areas: Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Although these two program areas share significant commonality in teaching, especially with regard to the core curriculum, there are significant differences in emphasis and course options. These differences result in a flexible program that satisfies the diverse interests of our students. Accordingly, the intellectual breadth of the BEE department is even more strongly reflected by the diversity of the department's research and outreach activities. Biological Engineering integrates engineering practice and quantitative biology, with a focus on food systems, life sciences, human health and the environment. Environmental Engineering is aimed at combining engineering and environmental sciences in a coordinated manner so as to include a balance of basic, developmental and applied investigative efforts. Once concerned primarily with the rural environment, the program now addresses a wide range of environmental issues in both the private and public sectors.

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  • Archive of BEE Educational Software Manuals: An Overview 

    Cooke, J. Robert (Internet-First University Press, 2015-10-12)
  • MacRegistrar: A Specialized Database For Course Information 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1987)
    MacRegistrar provides remarkably easy access to records for data entry, data manipulation including grade conversions, full annotation, report generation with text and graphical content, and export of term results to the ...
  • MacPoisson™ Supplement: Instructional Finite Element Analysis Verification and Problem Sets 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Davis, D. C.; Sobel, E. Ted; Raman, D. R. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1996)
  • MacPoisson: Instructional Finite Element Analysis for Solving Poisson’s Equation With the Macintosh® 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Davis, D. C.; Sobel, E. Ted (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1989)
    Two major obstacles to widespread use of the FEM in the undergraduate curriculum have been addressed by MacPoisson™. First, there has been little finite element software developed specifically for the novice user. Commercial ...
  • MacElastic : Instructional Finite Element Analysis for Solving Elasticity Problems With the Macintosh® 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Davis, D. C.; Sobel, E. Ted (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1989)
    Finite Element Analysis is a numerical method for solving problems by breaking the physical space into discrete “elements” for which the approximate solution is known. The composite of these finite elements is used to form ...
  • Software by J. Robert Cooke 

    Cooke, J. Robert (1997)
  • DiscoverPro™: The Bibliographic-Multimedia Database 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1994)
    DiscoverPro™ (DP) was designed and created specifically as a productivity tool for higher education. Scholarship in both teaching and research requires access to the relevant, ever-increasing literature. Traditionally this ...
  • Applied Finite Element Analysis: An Apple II Implementation 

    J. Robert, Cooke; Davis, Denny C. (Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 1986-01-01)
    The finite element method is an enormously important tool for engineering analysis, and familiarity with the method is rapidly becoming an expected part of engineering curricula. The swift expansion in the availability and ...
  • Optimization of Combined Radiation and Gold Nanoparticle 

    Sankar, Sitara; Zhang, Michelle (2015-05-19)
    Radiation therapy offers the ability to kill and shrink tumors non-invasively and serves as adjuvant therapy post-surgery and as primary therapy for patients unable to undergo surgery. But the process is nonspecific and ...
  • Optimization of Transdermal Drug Delivery by Hydrogel- 

    Chapin, Nate; Hung, Michelle; Larsen, Wesley; Pramil, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    External-field mediated transdermal drug delivery is a new alternative to oral delivery and hypodermic injections. This method allows patients to receive treatments via a drug-infused patch applied to the skin and offers ...
  • A Computational Model of Vortex Ring Formation in Hydrogels 

    Das, Shoshana; Fiore, Alyssa; Hickman, Dillon; Vasthare, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    Duo An, a PhD student at Cornell University, is developing a method that uses electrospray technique to expel clay hydrogel droplets into an ion solution. Upon contact, the droplets crosslink and form various solid ...
  • Predicting Embryonic Dynamics and Development 

    Francken, Miles; Patish, Levi; Streitman, David; Yoshitake, Sho (2015-05-19)
    Although the chick embryo has long been used as a model for mammalian embryogenesis, there is a need to understand the changing tissue properties that cause physiological changes. Most imaging techniques have proven ...
  • That bites!: the transport of Bothrops asper venom in leg 

    Hatter, Nick; MacMullan, Melanie; Kwasnica, Marek; Hu, Victoria (2015-05-19)
    Snake venom has been known to be a deadly toxin for centuries. Although many studies about the dangerous effects of snake venom have been conducted, the spread of venom throughout human tissue has not yet been modeled. The ...
  • Modeling Reverse Iontophoresis for Noninvasive Glycemic Monitoring 

    Cheng, Stephanie; Kuehlert, Esra; Panchap, Latha; Young, Kathleen (2015-05-19)
    Current methods of glucose monitoring for diabetics are invasive and require blood to be drawn. Despite improved technologies for self-monitoring glucose, patient adherence for these methods is low due to the inconvenience ...
  • Optimizing Throughput in a Fetal Cell Magnetophoretic Separator 

    Flood, Zachary; Jasty, Naveen; Jiang, Chiyu; Park, Jino (2015-05-19)
    Magnetophoretic separation is a non-invasive method under development for the sampling of nucleated fetal red blood cells (NRBCs). By inducing a magnetic field gradient symmetrically about a microfluidic separatory ...
  • Melting fat: Modeling the Effects of RFAL using Invasix BodyTiteTM system 

    Fung, Ashley; Hua, Kevin; Nadig, Malavika; Wan, Gary (2015-05-19)
    Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is a recent technique that shows promise compared to traditional procedures in terms of safety, recovery times, and results. Currently, however, there lacks an accurate computational ...
  • Modeling an Injection Profile of Nanoparticles to Optimize Tumor Treatment Time with Magnetic Hyperthermia 

    Eagle, Sonja; Wadsworth, Samantha; Wnorowski, Alexa (2015-05-19)
    Hyperthermia treatment to destroy cancerous tissue is a highly effective treatment strategy for malignant tumors. The goal of hyperthermia treatment is to raise the tumor temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells ...
  • Optimization of reversible electroporation for the destruction of an irregular brain tumor 

    Ahmad, Taha; Putrevu, Karann; Walk, Remy; Zhang, Xuexiang (2015-05-19)
    The ability to localize treatments is of great relevance to many diseases, from cancer to blood clots. The drugs used for treatment are often cytotoxic or otherwise deleterious to healthy as well as diseased tissue, and ...

    Cooke, Nancy B.; Cooke, Richard D. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1991)
    MathWriter 2.0 is the first word processor that enables you to type equations as easily as text. You can write and edit a document containing equations without pasting or moving back and forth between various programs or ...
  • QuikBase: The quick database program 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Bartlett, James V. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1989)

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