Emeritus, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Scott was involved in bioengineering research and teaching for over 20 years prior to spending 14 years as a Cornell administrator (Director of Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station & Vice President of Research and Advanced Studies). His early research was focused on thermoregulation in poultry, biomechanics of machine milking of dairy cows and electronic applications in agriculture, with particular attention to automatic identification and estrus detection of livestock, as well as the effects of transient current on dairy cows. Since returning to the faculty in 1998, he has focused on research in sustainable development. This research is directed to development of sustainable communities with emphasis on biologically derived fuels, renewable energy, recycling, managed ecosystems and industrial ecology. Grant support has been obtained from New York State Energy Research & Development Authority and USDA.
- Scott, N. R., Rutzke, C. J., & Albright, L. D. (2005). Energy conversion options for energy-efficient CEA. HortScience. 40:287-292.
- Kephart, K. D., Rutzke, C. J., Scott, N. R., & Walker, L. P. (2005). The Sun Grant Initiative – A new day for agriculture. HortScience. 40:293-294.
- Bachelor of Science
Washington State University
Awards & Honors
- Four Paper Awards in recognition of outstanding research publications ASAE Transactions
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Norman in the news
Professor Emeritus Norman Scott and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a professorship that will support transdisciplinary, innovative research and teaching in food, agriculture and life sciences.
- Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
- Biological and Environmental Engineering