Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a long history of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education within the context of a uniquely broad and renowned research-intensive university. Our strengths have developed from cutting edge discovery, a genuine commitment to students and a sincere desire to contribute to society. We are global leaders in the discovery of new knowledge and creation of transforming inventions, the development of innovative interdisciplinary research and programs, and the education of students who will better the future. Never before has there been such a great opportunity for creativity, innovation, and rapid breakthrough discovery.
As the College of Engineering begins its journey through the 21st century it is appropriate that we review and refocus the core values and mission upon which our success has been built as the basis for developing a dynamic vision. We have a unique opportunity to establish the goals that we will achieve during the years leading up to our sesquicentennial in 2015. Collective endeavor will enable us to develop and implement the strategies that will enhance our excellence and distinctive global reputation.