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A Lever Long EnoughA History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864$
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Robert McCaughey

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166881

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.001.0001

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A Lever Long Enough

A Lever Long Enough

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A Lever Long Enough

Robert McCaughey

Columbia University Press

This chapter evaluates the status of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. It first looks at the SEAS faculty, which increased from thirty-eight men in 1939 to 183, including twenty-seven women, in 2013. It then considers developments that produced a transnational SEAS faculty of research-focused applied scientists, in place of the earlier all-male teaching engineers. It also compares SEAS with other engineering schools in America and its departments with their Columbia science counterparts and discusses the entrepreneurship of SEAS graduates, Columbia's emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative working relationships across campus(es), the current SEAS undergraduate students and alumni, and the role played by SEAS deans in its transformation. The chapter concludes by assessing the place of Columbia in New York City and the place of engineering within Columbia.

Keywords:   faculty, engineering, Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, engineers, entrepreneurship, graduates, undergraduate students, alumni, deans

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