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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 School in Full 1995–2007

A School in Full 1995–2007

(p.216) 9 A School in Full 1995–2007
A Lever Long Enough

Robert McCaughey

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on the growth of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) during the years 1995–2007. It first considers the deanship of Zvi Galil and the improvement in computer science under his watch, along with his restoration of the chemical engineering department that was previously integrated into the Henry Krumb School of Mines, Mineral Engineering and Materials Science. It then examines the changes within the departments of mining, minerals and metallurgy and applied physics/applied mathematics, as well as the establishment of a department of biomedical engineering. It also discusses the reinvention of the industrial engineering and operations research department and the positive developments in the departments of electrical engineering and mechanical and civil engineering. Finally, it describes Galil's legacy and his departure in 2007.

Keywords:   engineering, Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Zvi Galil, computer science, chemical engineering, applied physics, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, operations research

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