Timeline of History for FACS

  • Benjamin Thompson

    Benjamin Thompson
    He was born in 1753 and died in 1814
  • Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)

    Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)
    He was the first to label nutrition as a science in the late 1800s! The Rumford kitchen was named after him. He invented the first range with temperature controls. He was known as the creator of the Rumford Stove. He came up with the theory of heat, which is the caloric theory.
  • Catharine Beecher

    Catharine Beecher
    Beecher was born in 1800 and died in 1878. She was from New York.
  • First FACS Textbook

    First FACS Textbook
    In 1841, Catharine Beecher wrote the first textbook, "A Treatise on Domestic Economy." This is known as the first FACS book recognized by the Department of Education.
  • Catharine Beecher

    Catharine Beecher
    This is a picture I found of Catharine Beecher. She wrote 33 textbooks in her lifetime.
  • Ellen Richards

    Ellen Richards
    Richards was born in 1842 in MA. She died in 1911.
  • W.O. Atwater

    W.O. Atwater
    He was born in 1844 and died in 1907.
  • Ellen S. Richards

    Ellen S. Richards
    Richards graduated from Westford Academy (second oldest secondary school in Massachusetts) in 1862. She was the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated in 1873 and later became its first female instructor. She then proceeded to be the first woman to attend MIT!
    She believed that science could be used to improve the quality of life.
  • Land Grant University

    Land Grant University
    These institutions educate the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and citizens, and form the backbone of a national network of agricultural extension and experiment stations. This was passed in 1862 with the first Morrill Act of 1862.
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
    Founded in 1871 as the Arkansas Industrial University on the site of a hilltop farm overlooking the Ozark Mountains, giving it the nickname “The Hill.” The school’s name was changed to the University of Arkansas in 1899, and now serves as the flagship university for the University of Arkansas system of higher education.
  • Justin Smith Morrill/Morrill Act of 1862

    Justin Smith Morrill/Morrill Act of 1862
    This act made it possible for new western states to establish colleges for their citizens.
  • Martha Rensselaer

    Martha Rensselaer
    She was born in 1864 and died in 1932.
  • CF Langworthy

    CF Langworthy
    He was born in 1864 and died in 1932.
  • Carolyn Hunt

    Carolyn Hunt
    She was born in 1865 and died in 1927.
  • Clara Belle Drisdale Williams

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams
    She was born in 1885 and died in 1994. She was 108 years old!
  • Carolyn Hunt

    Carolyn Hunt
    She rReceived a B.S. degree in chemistry from Northwestern in 1888 and conducted two important studies of immigrant and ethnic populations in Chicago:
    1. Collected dietary histories
    2. social & economic information; study published by governmental departments
    She worked with Atwater.
    Attended several Lake Placid Conference
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
    Founded in 1873 and opened in 1875 as the Branch Normal College as an affiliate of the Arkansas Industrial University in Fayetteville. In 1927, the school severed its ties with the University of Arkansas and became Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College, moving to its present location in Pine Bluff in 1929. In 1972, the school rejoined the University of Arkansas system and adopted its present name.
  • W.O. Atwater

    W.O. Atwater
    Atwater had a PhD in chemistry and he graduated from Yale University.
    He is considered the "Father of Nutrition" and he invented the Bomb Calorimeter in
  • The Rumford Kitchen

    The Rumford Kitchen
    In 1894, the Rumford Kitchen was created by Richards. It helped serve 10,000 people lunch over two months.
  • Cycle Ergometer

    Cycle Ergometer
    This was created by W.O. Atwater to help with their studies on exercise metabolism.
  • Martha Rensselaer

    Martha Rensselaer
    Rensselar was a Cornell professor. She attended Lake Placid Conference in 1899. She is the president of AAFCS! Rensselaer was regarded as a leading authority on issues affecting women and families, and she used mass media to disseminate her views. Developed Cooperative Extension Service Programs at Cornell University, N.Y. , 1900.
  • CF Langworthy

    CF Langworthy
    Langworthy is the co-editor of the Journal of Home economics.He conducted metabolic tests and would study the composition of food. Ellen Richards wrote nutritional bulletins for his experimental stations.
  • Smith-Lever Act

    Smith-Lever Act
    This created the Cooperative Extension Service including FACS.
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    Smith-Hughes Act
    This established FACS as part of Vocational (CTE) Education.
  • Clara Belle Drisdale Williams

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams
    She was the first African American to graduate New Mexico State University! She had to take notes from the hallway but she didn't let that stop her. She taught black students during the day and their parents at night.
    She graduated in 1937 at 51 years old.
  • Vocational Education Acts of 1963

    Vocational Education Acts of 1963
    This provided grants to states to maintain, improve, and develop vocational-technical education programs.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1968

    Vocational Amendment of 1968
    The Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 extend the work of the 1963 amendments, but the emphasis has changed from occupations to people. National and state advisory councils are required. In addition each state must submit a plan consisting of administrative policies and procedures and an annual and 5-year program plan.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1973

    Vocational Amendment of 1973
    This prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment and in the employment practices of federal contractors.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1976

    Vocational Amendment of 1976
    This required states receiving federal funding for vocational education to develop and carry out activities and programs to eliminate gender bias, stereotyping, and discrimination in vocational education.
  • Carl Perkins Act

    Carl Perkins Act
    This offered young adults the knowledge, skills and resources to support their entry into technical occupations and careers.
  • New name!

    New name!
    In June, 1994, American Home Economics Association (AHEA) voted to change the name of the profession to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS). The association became American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) UCA changed to new name in August, 1994
  • Clara Belle Drisdale Williams Building

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams Building
    In 2005, New Mexico State University named an English building after her.