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In 1962, Lester Ford and faculty member, Ray Fulkerson, published Flows in Networks, a groundbreaking treatise culminating a decade-long research initiative that developed the algorithmic foundations for analyzing the capacity of networks to supply services. These algorithmic insights continue to be the driver of methods in use today.

Twenty-first century engineering is at the epicenter of an explosion in new knowledge. Revolutionary discoveries in science, engineering, medicine, mathematics, and the social sciences have not only changed the way we interact with the world around us, but have also blurred the boundaries between academic disciplines. Engineering is the catalyst for bringing disciplines together and pushing forward the amazing advances made possible by those collaborations.

The diverse personal, academic and professional backgrounds of our academic community gives depth and breadth to the interdisciplinary approach that is intrinsic to Cornell, unparalleled at other institutions. Cornell Engineering is one of a constellation of colleges and schools that make up a world-class research university. Engineering draws from and contributes to the university’s strengths in such fields as medicine, veterinary sciences, and the life sciences and we leverage that excellence through twelve academic units within engineering. Ezra Cornell sought to found an institution where "any person can find instruction in any study." Cornell Engineering is a showcase of his vision; the breadth of our program is nationally unique.

Links in the menu at left provide pages of detailed information about Cornell Engineering departments and schools, majors, minors, degree requirements, and special programs. We invite you to investigate these pages in pursuit of your own unique interests and discover the challenges and opportunities waiting for you.

Student Spotlight

Frances Zhu

Frances “Frankie” Zhu is used to having her work scrutinized by a PI (Principal Investigator). She is currently a Ph.D. student in the lab of Mason Peck, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in Cornell’s Sibley School. But before that, she grew up in a house that had not one but TWO PIs. “I grew up in Boston, but then we moved to Kansas City,” says Zhu. “Moving gave both of my parents the chance to be Principal Investigators—so I grew up around labs and research all the time.” read more

Jake Swamp

"Being here, I actually got to see... Haudenosaunee dances—things you don't see much back home." read more

Latest Spotlights

Bonassar and bio-printer on BBC

The Bonassar lab is featured in part one of "Technobody" on BBC World News Horizons.

Solar Cooker Team in Nicaragua

Team members worked with the Solar Women of Totogalpa.