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NYC L train

Rehabilitation of the L train, the New York City subway line connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, finished six months ahead of schedule and $100 million under budget thanks in part to Cornell engineers who drastically changed the project’s approach.

Sibley College in late 1800s

A unified College of Engineering combined mechanical and civil engineering, which had been taught since the university’s first day of classes in 1868.

Kate Gleason

Kate Gleason was the first woman to study engineering at Cornell. She left the engineering program after two years to work for her family’s business. She was later known as the “First Lady of Gearing” and perfected a technique for making beveled gears.