Background 2

History of FCS

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  • "A Treatise on Domestic Economy"

     "A Treatise on Domestic Economy"
    Catharine Beecher wrote the first FACS text book recognized by the Department of Education
  • Ellen Swallow Richards

    Ellen Swallow Richards
    MIT Chemistry professor, known as the founder of the FACS profession.
  • W.O. Atwater

    W.O. Atwater
    "Father of Nutrition" Phd in Chemistry at Yale University. Invented the Bomb Calorimeter and wrote nutrition bulletins at Richard's request.
  • Justin Smith Morrill Act of 1862

    Justin Smith Morrill Act of 1862
    This act passed on 1862 made it possible for new western states to establish colleges for their citizens.
  • Land Grant University

    Land Grant University
    Land-grant institutions are colleges and universities designated to receive benefits of the Morrill Act of 1862 to 1890.
  • Martha Rensselaer

    Martha Rensselaer
    Attended the Lake Placid Conference. Developed Cooperative Extension Service Programs at Cornell University, N.Y. and President of AAFCS
  • Carolyn Hunt

    Carolyn Hunt
    Attended many Lake Placid Conference and worked with Atwater. Conducted two important studies of immigrant and and ethnic populations in Chicago.
  • Land Grant Universities in AR

    Land Grant Universities in AR
    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were established under the Morrill Act of 1862 by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1871
  • Massachusetts Institution of Technology

    Massachusetts Institution of Technology
    Ellen Richards was the first woman to attend MIT. She graduated with B.S. and became a chemistry faculty member at MIT.
  • Clara Belle Drisdale Williams

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams
    First African American to graduate New Mexico State University. Awarded honorary doctorate degree from NMSU after facing many adversities.
  • School Lunch Program

    School Lunch Program
    Established by Ellen Richards inspired by an attempt to provide good, cheap, and nourishing food to the poor.
  • The Rumford Kitchen

    The Rumford Kitchen
    Ellen Richards scientifically prepared foods and sold nutritious lunches at the 1894 Chicago World's Fair
  • Lake Placid Conference

    Lake Placid Conference
    Eleven leaders came together and decided "Home Economics" would be the name for the new field of study.
  • Smith-Lever Act

    Smith-Lever Act
    Created the Cooperative Extension Service including FACS
  • Smith-Hughes Act 1917

    Smith-Hughes Act 1917
    Established FACS as a part of Vocational (CTE) Education
  • Vocational Educational of 1963

    Vocational Educational of 1963
    Provided grants to states to maintain, develop, and improve vocational-technical education programs.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1968 & 1973

    Vocational Amendment of 1968 & 1973
    Extended the work of the 1963 amendments.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1976

    Vocational Amendment of 1976
    Equality Act requiring states receiving federal funding or vocational education to develop and carry out activities and programs to eliminate gender bias, stereotyping, and discrimination in vocational education.
  • Carl D. Perkins Act of 1984

    Carl D. Perkins Act of 1984
    Enacted to to increase learner access to high-quality CTE programs of study.
  • Clara Belle Williams Hall

    Clara Belle Williams Hall
    New Mexico State University building was renamed Clara Belle Williams Hall in 2005