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The Gene gun is the second prototype of produced by Ed Wolf, John Sanford, and Nelson Allen at Cornell. Biolistic gene guns are used to genetically transform plants by shooting microprojectiles (tiny bullets) covered in DNA into plant cells. Prototype II incorporated several new features, including a plunger that accelerated microparticles using gunpowder rather than air.
Electricity itself was still a novelty when Cornell University introduced the nation's (and the world's) first course of study in electrical engineering in 1883.
Now, the reach of electrical and computer engineering extends from the nanoscale level of integrated electronics to terrestrial-scale power grids; from single-transistor devices to networks comprising a billion nodes.
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University offers three nationally ranked academic degree programs...
Students earn an accredited Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in a program that encompasses digital and computer systems, embedded processors, digital signaling processing, R.F. (wireless) systems, optical communications, atmospheric and space plasmas, solid-state electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, and biomedical applications such as image processing, sensors, and signal analysis. From the nanoscale level of integrated electronics to terrestrial-scale power grids, electrical and computer engineers will be at the forefront of solving issues facing society in the next generations [more info].
The Master of Engineering Degree (M.Eng.) offers thorough coverage of the topics important to the field of electrical and computer engineering. The program is intended for students seeking advanced training in current technology and engineering design. The program is course intensive and requires a design project with a written report rather then a formal research thesis. Through careful and individualized curriculum planning, the program accommodates students from a wide variety of backgrounds who seek advanced training in a multiplicity of different subjects [more info].
The Ph.D. program offers thorough coverage of the topics important to the field of electrical and computer engineering, and is intended for students seeking advanced training in current technology and engineering design. Prepare yourself for a successful career in interdisciplinary research, development, and teaching through vigorous coursework and cutting-edge study. Join our world-renowned faculty as they work to find solutions to some of today’s biggest problems [more info].