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A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Robert McCaughey

Abstract

This book provides a social history of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). It combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build a portrait of one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States. The book follows the evolving relationship between SEAS's engineers and the rest of the Columbia University student body, faculty, and administration. It also describes the interaction between SEAS staff and the inhabitants and institutions of New York City, where the school has resided since it was founded in 1864. It compare ... More

Keywords: applied sciences, engineering, Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS, engineers, New York City, technology, education, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231166881
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert McCaughey, author