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Cornell Engineering among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

Cornell Engineering ranks #14 among engineering colleges in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released on March 12, 2019. Cornell also ranked highly in 11 specialty rankings: #12 Aerospace Engineering #03 Biological/Agricultural Engineering #14 Biomedical Engineering #18 Chemical Engineering #11 Civil Engineering #09 Computer Engineering #09 Electrical Engineering #10 Environmental Engineering #09 Industrial/Systems Engineering #08 Materials Engineering #08 Mechanical Engineering Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted...

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Cornell women make history

Making their mark: Cornell women through the ages

In a letter dated February 17, 1867, Ezra Cornell stated young women should be educated in the university as well as young men so that both would have the same opportunities. In 1870, the first woman was admitted to Cornell, making it one of the first universities in the Ivy League to admit both men and women.

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We’ve got the beets: Food consumers may see red, naturally

By: Cornell Chronicle

Cornell food scientists hunting for a stable, natural red food coloring to replace artificial dyes have unlocked a secret: Use beet extract and pair it with a starchy partner, according to research published Feb. 8 in the journal Food Hydrocolloids.

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A new periodic table classifies droplet motions

A team led by Paul Steen , the Maxwell M. Upson Professor in Engineering, has created a periodic table of droplet motions, inspired in part by parallels between the symmetries of atomic orbitals, which determine elements’ positions on the classic periodic table, and the energies that determine droplet shapes.

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Duncan and Reimer publish the second edition of Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction

The new edition - published by Cambridge University Press in January 2019 - evolved from 20 years of use in EngrI 112: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and EngrD 219: Mass & Energy Balances at Cornell and ChemEng 40: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design and ChemEng 140: Process Analysis at UC Berkeley. Duncan and Reimer use design as the central theme to introduce students to the course in mass and energy balances. Employers and accreditations increasingly stress the importance of design in the engineering curriculum, and design-driven analysis will motivate students to dig deeply...

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Digital ag is Cornell’s newest radical collaboration initiative

By: Cornell Chronicle

The initiative task force is led by Susan McCouch , the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, and two associate directors - Abe Stroock, the William C. Hooey Director and Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor; and Hakim Weatherspoon, associate professor of computer science. The initiative draws faculty from agriculture and life sciences, engineering (including Prof. Fengqi You), computing and information science, and veterinary medicine. They are joined on the task force by six researchers representing electrical and computer engineering, natural resources, the School of...

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