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Published annually, the Olin Hall News contains profiles of undergraduate and graduate classes, news of faculty and alumni accomplishments, and features CBE research and teaching programs.

Our Mission

Cornell's Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering pursues complimentary missions in teaching and research: 

  1. To prepare students for life-long achievement through education in the principles and practices of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

  2. To cultivate students' skills in effective communication, teamwork, and leadership.

  3. To guide students in the ethical and responsible application of engineering principles to address the technological challenges that face society.

  4. To pursue innovative research that advances the understanding of chemical and biomolecular processes.

  5. To develop new technologies and strategies that translate new understanding into benefits for society.

    By pursuing these missions, the School has a distinguished history. Its graduates play leadership roles in industry, government, and academia. Its research discoveries lead to improvements in human health, energy and sustainability, consumer products, and advanced technologies for computing. 
Rhodes Lounge
The dynamic Art Deco mural in the Fred H. Rhodes lounge of Olin Hall depicts the rigorous path to a ChemE degree