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On October 23-25, 2015, Cornell Engineering celebrated 150 years of Innovation and Success!

Miss out on the event? Here are many of the panels captured in video.

Click on the titles of the panel to see the video.

Friday October 23, 2015

Welcome from Dean Lance Collins

Origins of Cornell Engineering
Featuring Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Frank Moon, Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and John Abel, Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honoring Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Honoring the Deans

Strong leadership has always been the foundation of the College. Join us to honor our deans. Former deans Kent Fuchs, Chris Ober, Harold Craighead, and John Hopcroft will join Dean Lance Collins for a lively panel discussion.


150 Innovations Made Possible by Breaking the Rules

Dean Collins will share the 150 innovations.


Saturday October 24, 2015

Cornell Tech and Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Featuring Dan Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech and Zachary Shulman '87, J.D. '90, Director, Entrepreneurship@Cornell

Energy Presentation
Featuring Katie Keranen, Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Todd Cowen, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Emmanuel Giannelis, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Lunch with the President
Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell's 13th President will join us for lunch

Future of Engineering
Join us for a lively conversation with Lance Collins, Dr. Robert Langer '70, and Padmasree Warrior M.S. '84. You'll hear their thoughts on the next 50 years of engineering and participate in this interactive conversation.

Unveiling of the Time Capsule
Our student project teams have built three capsules, one will be filled with Engineering memorabilia and buried under the sun dial on the quad. YOU will get to vote for your favorite! 

Closing remarks by Dean Lance Collins

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