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BEE Professor Dan Aneshansley Retirement

Aug 7, 2018
BEE Professor Dan Aneshansley will be officially retired as of August 16th.  Professor Aneshansley has spent 33 years on the faculty of BEE following 13 years as a Lecturer and Research Associate in other Cornell Departments.  Dan has received numerous teaching awards, has been a model teacher (20 courses!) and provided individual support to Cornell students for over 46 years. He also generously served as Chair for the Department from 2008-2011.    He has over 170 publications and 6 patents.  He has been an advisor to academia, industry, broadcast television and the government and is still active as an expert witness.  
We are happy to hear from Dan that he intends to remain active with research and collaborations within the Department. Dan has played an important role in BEE’s development and brought both recognition and prestige to BEE, CALS and Cornell University. Please help me wish him a congratulations and happy retirement! Cheers, John

Cornell Local Roads Program; City of Beacon Highway Department Wins First Place in National Competition

Aug 2, 2018
City of Beacon Highway Department Wins First Place in National Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

Beacon, NY - The Federal Highway Administration recognizes the City of Beacon Highway Department for its outstanding achievement in innovation by awarding the Department first place in the national Build a Better Mousetrap Competition under the category of Inspection and Data Collection. The Department was judged as having displayed exemplary ingenuity in the development of their Confined Space Simulator. The confined space simulator allows the department to conduct indoor confined space training for large groups. The simulator is portable and has been utilized by the City of Beacon Fire Department as well as surrounding municipalities through a shared services agreement.

The Build a Better Mousetrap Competition is a nationwide contest facilitated by state Local Technical Assistance Centers (LTAP) with the purpose of discovering and sharing creative innovations that solve everyday problems. The City of Beacon confined space simulator was chosen first among 22 innovation submission across 12 competing states.

The Cornell Local Roads Program is the LTAP center for the State of New York and provides technical assistance and training to highway and public works departments to help improve the quality and safety of roads and streets. We support local communities through strong collaborations with partners that enhance the sustainability of local highways. Additional information about the CLRP Build a Better Mousetrap Competition can be found online at For more information, contact the Cornell Local Roads Program at (607) 255-5833 or by email at

BEE Prof. Steinschneider receives grant for over 150k from NSF

Jul 20, 2018
Prof. Steinschneider will be the PI for the project titled "WRF: Collaborative Research: Extended-range forecasts
of atmospheric rivers for adaptive management of flood risk, water supply, and
environmental flows in California."

Cornell BEE to hold ASABE Conference Breakfast, 7/30

Jul 17, 2018
The ASABE conference is approaching, BEE will be holding an informal Cornell Friends, Family and Alumni Breakfast, cost is $10. Monday, July 30, 7-8am, location 142B. 

BEE Sr. Extension Assoc. Larry Geohring receives NCRA award

May 15, 2018
The North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors congratulates NCERA217: Drainage design and management practices to improve water quality(Larry Geohring group), for being the 2018 North Central regional nominee to the Experiment Station Section National Excellence in Multistate Research Award.

This honor was awarded by the NCRA on April 3, 2018 in recognition of outstanding accomplishment as a result of effective and exemplary multistate research collaboration demonstrated by a high standard of scientific quality, commitment to regional priorities, added value from interdependence, and measurable impacts and accomplishments.