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Using a Systems approach toward a better planet

By: Olivia M. Hall

Consumers are paying increasing attention to their impact on the planet—and therefore, so are retailers. Now a study by Faisal Alkaabneh, a fifth-year student in Cornell Engineering’s Systems Ph.D. program, contributes a systems perspective to solving important last-mile logistic problems, taking both environmental and economic metrics into account. Recently accepted for publication by the journal Computers and Operations Research, the resulting paper will appear under the title “Benders decomposition for the inventory vehicle routing problem with perishable products and environmental costs.”... Read more

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INCOSE Finger Lakes Chapter annual dinner meeting September 7

2019 INCOSE Finger Lakes Chapter Annual Dinner Meeting (Saturday, September 7) at Cornell’s Statler Hotel Students – Monetary grants will be raffled off at the event (must be present at the event to win), but we need to know how many students are attending – so it important to get you names in quickly to – students are welcome from all colleges, but registration will be on a first-come/first-served basis, as seating is limited. Main Topic: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) projects Guest Speaker Bio: Tony Whitman Tony... Read more

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Fengqi You wins AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) honored Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with the Excellence in Process Development Research Award. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from over 110 countries. Sponsored by Pfizer, the AIChE Process Development Division Research Award is highly competitive, and it is presented by AIChE to recognize an individual, who have made significant technical contributions to the advancement of... Read more

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund. Read more

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Systems receives INCOSE Academic Equivalency award

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has presented Cornell University with an Academic Equivalency for students to meet the knowledge requirement for the INCOSE Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) certifications. INCOSE first awarded this academic equivalency in July 2018. Now that this equivalency is in place, students who demonstrate knowledge of systems engineering through approved coursework will not have to take the INCOSE Knowledge Exam to get certified. There are 130 students who met requirements in... Read more

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Cornell Engineering among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

Cornell Engineering ranks #14 among engineering colleges in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released on March 12, 2019. Cornell also ranked highly in 11 specialty rankings: #12 Aerospace Engineering #03 Biological/Agricultural Engineering #14 Biomedical Engineering #18 Chemical Engineering #11 Civil Engineering #09 Computer Engineering #09 Electrical Engineering #10 Environmental Engineering #09 Industrial/Systems Engineering #08 Materials Engineering #08 Mechanical Engineering Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted... Read more