Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
|School of Engineering and Applied Science|
|Dean||Mary Cunningham Boyce|
|Degrees||BS, MS, Eng.Sc.D, Prof. Degree|
|Enrollment||1,531 Undergraduate; 1,652 Masters; 697 PhD (2012-2013)|
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (referred to for branding purposes as Columbia Engineering as of the late 2000s, but almost always informally referred to as SEAS), is the engineering school of Columbia. No one calls it Fu. Ever. It awards degrees in engineering, applied physics and applied mathematics.
SEAS was founded in 1863 by Thomas Egleston Jr. as the School of Mines and then the School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry before becoming the School of Engineering and Applied Science. It was the country's first such institution. In 1997, the school was renamed in honor of Chinese businessman Z. Y. Fu, who had donated $26 million.
Following Columbia's move to the Morningside Heights campus, the school took residence in Lewisohn Hall and Mathematics Hall, which were then known as Mines and Engineering Halls, respectively. The construction of the Seeley W. Mudd Building in the '60s allowed the school to move into more spacious (though more ugly) quarters on the northeast corner of the main campus. Due to the growth of the school in the past four decades, further expansion was determined necessary, leading to the planning of the Northwest Science Building, which opened in the spring of 2011. SEAS will benefit greatly from the opening of the Manhattanville campus, including 1,000,000 square feet of space being allocated for a new Institute for Data Science.
Departments and faculty members
SEAS is divided into nine departments with a total of 152 members of faculty as follows:
- Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department (29)
- Biomedical Engineering Department (19)
- Chemical Engineering Department (10)
- Civil Engineering Department (13)
- Computer Science Department (35)
- Earth and Environmental Engineering Department (15) (formerly "Mining, Metallurgical, and Mineral Engineering (Henry Krumb School of Mines))
- Electrical Engineering Department (20)
- Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department (16)
- Mechanical Engineering Department (11)
Additional faculty unaccounted for in above departments:
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