This is a collection of materials concerning the history of the Department of Biolgical and Environmental Engineering. Pictured above are founders, Howard W. Riley and Byron B. Robb.

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  • Reflections on an Academic and Commercial Career 

    Jewell, William J. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-12)
    William Jewell, Professor Emeritus in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, traces the arc of his professorial career as a teacher and researcher. His early interests in environmental issues, ...
  • Bill Irish Reminisces 

    Irish, Wilmont Wheeler; Furry, Ronald Bay (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-04)
  • Bill Jewell Reminisces 

    Jewell, William J.; Ahner, Beth (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2014-06-10)
  • Yves Parlange Reminisces 

    Parlange, Jean-Yves; Scott, Norman R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-04)
  • Ev Markwardt Reminisces 

    Markwardt, Everett D.; Scott, Norman R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-03)
  • Lou Albright Reminisces 

    Albright, Louis D.; Scott, Norman R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-04)
  • Bob Cooke Reminisces 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Scott, Norman R.; King, Kenneth M. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-11-10)
  • Ron Furry Reminisces 

    Furry, Ronald B.; Rehkugler, Gerald E. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-10-04)
    This 50-minute oral history interview traces the life of Ronald Bay Furry from his early days near Niagara Falls, NY and his college days at Cornell University (BS 1953, with Distinction; MS 1955) through his early days ...
  • Mike Walter reminisces 

    Walter, Michael F.; Rehkugler, Gerald E. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-03)
  • Gilbert Levine Reminisces 

    Levine, Gilbert; Rehkugler, Gerald E. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-03)
    This video is about Gilbert Levine's recollections of his experiences with the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.
  • Norman R. Scott Reminisces 

    Scott, Norman R.; Cooke, J. Robert (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-03)
    This video is about the legacy of Norman R. Scott.
  • Gerald E. Rehkugler Reminisces 

    Rehkugler, Gerald E.; Scott, Norman R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-03)
    This video is about the legacy of Gerald E. Rehkugler.
  • Lynne H. Irwin Reminisces 

    Irwin, Lynne H.; Scott, Norman R. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-09-04)
    This video is about Lynne H. Irwin and his stewardship of the Local Roads Program.
  • A Conversation with James W. Spencer 

    Spencer, James W.; Cooke, J. Robert (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-17)
    The legacy of Professor Emeritus James W. Spencer is traced from his days as a Cornell undergraduate in civil engineering. In 1951 Jim began his work as a faculty member in agricultural engineering at Cornell on farm-to-market ...
  • Simulation and model verification of agricultural tractor overturns 

    Davis, Denny C. (Thesis (Ph. D.) - Cornell University, 1973-08)
  • Riley-Robb Hall at Cornell University: Celebrating It's Opening 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Furry, Ronald B. (Internet-First University Press, 2007-06-28)
    In the fall of 1953, 46 years after the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell was founded (in 1907) as Division of Rural Engineering and Architecture, ground was broken for what would become ...
  • In Their Own Voices: A Conversation with Howard W. Riley: Early Agricultural Engineering at Cornell University 

    Colman, Gould P. (Internet-First University Press, 2007)
    In August of 1963, Dr. Gould Colman, University Archivist Emeritus, interviewed Professor Howard W. Riley, who was the head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering from 1907-1945. In these interviews, Professor Riley ...
  • A Pioneering Department: Evolution from Rural Engineering to Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, 1907 - 2007 

    Furry, Ronald B. (Internet-First University Press, 2007)
    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 ...
  • A study of the plow bottom and its action upon the furrow slice 

    White, Earl Archibald (Cornell University, 1917)
    This is the first Thesis produced by the Department of Biological Engineering at Conrell University in 1917.
  • BEE Picnic (July 08, 2002) 

    Cooke, J. Robert (Internet-First University Press, 2007)
    This is a video snapshot of the BEE Department Picnic of July 08, 2002.

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