Berry Center celebrates 99th birthday of Leo Beranek ’36
Cornell College’s Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy has posted a video and created an exhibit in the Russell D. Cole Library to celebrate the 99th birthday of Leo Beranek ’36.
Beranek, among the world’s most prominent acoustic engineers, grew up in Mount Vernon, Iowa, attended Cornell College, and then went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. He was a professor at MIT and founded BBN Technologies. Leon Tabak, professor of computer science at Cornell and the faculty director of the Berry Center, created a short video covering some of Beranek’s many achievements.
Beranek is one of Cornell’s most accomplished alumni. Other pieces the college has written about him include:
- Leo Beranek: A Sound Life
- Beranek Receives National Medal
- Leo Beranek featured in Wall Street Journal
Beranek was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell, and is a life trustee of the college.