Welcome to the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cornell is the Land Grant University of the State of New York and one of the Ivy League schools. The Biological and Environmental Engineering Department (BEE) is one of the largest of its kind in the country with a very diverse faculty, staff and student population. The department serves three integrated functions: teaching of undergraduate and graduate students; research on problems in biology and the environment; and public outreach to help society implement new knowledge.