Sheffield Scientific School

The Yale Scientific School was founded in 1854 and renamed the Sheffield Scientific School in 1861 after a generous donor. The School’s Board was incorporated in 1871 to promote the study of the physical, natural, and mathematical sciences in the School. After World War I, the Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School programs, formerly quite separate, gradually merged until, in 1956, the School as a separate entity was no longer active.

Today, the Board of the Sheffield Scientific School, consisting of university administrators and faculty in the sciences at Yale, meets annually to review the educational activities made possible by the school’s original indentures.

A detailed history of the school is available on the Yale Scientific Magazine website

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