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Our unique focus to design and develop processes, products and systems using basic biological, environmental science and engineering tools generates solutions to societal problems involving water, food, energy and public health. Students increasingly need to participate in problem-solving across traditional boundaries. Rapid technological changes are an added challenge, with implications driven by diminishing resources and a growing population. We aim to enable our students to drive innovation as our discipline continues to be transformed by our changing world.

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Louis Albright, pioneer in greenhouse energy systems, dies at 81

Louis Albright ’63, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’72, a world-renowned expert in environmental engineering of agricultural buildings and a pioneer in renewable energy systems, died March 26 in Ithaca.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environment

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Rocky An ’23 proposes a theory that could solve the decades-old mystery of why astronauts’ immune systems become suppressed in space.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
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Everett Donald Markwardt, M.S. ’51, a leader in reforms that modernized agricultural outreach and support across the Northeast, has died at the age of 100.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Agriculture