EPIC Lecture Series: Engineers in America – Early History
Professor Schwartz chronicles infrastructure development in the United States in the early to mid-1800s, then follows briefly with the development of engineering education in the US concluding with the birth of Columbia’s School of Mines in 1864, and the department of Electrical Engineering within it in 1892.
This series of free public lectures and discussion is the result of collaboration between three organizations: Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC); Columbia University School of Professional Studies; and Morningside Retirement and Health Services (MRHS).
Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) is a professional and social fellowship of people who have formally retired from their Columbia careers as university professors, researchers, and administrators but are still professionally active.
Since its founding in 1998, EPIC has worked to continually expand its portfolio of activities and in 2017 launched its first Speakers Series in collaboration with the CU School of Professional Studies (SPS) Community Relations office.
Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is held at 100 LaSalle Street (aka 124th Street bet. Broadway/Amsterdam), Main Floor Room #MC (under green awning marked MRHS). For more information, go to In The Community or contact 212-666-4000 or ronb [[at]] mrhsny [[dot]] org.
Mischa Schwartz, Charles Bachelor Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University