History of FCS

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In History
  • “A Treatise on Domestic Economy” 1841

    “A Treatise on Domestic Economy” 1841
    The first FACS text book recognized by the Department of Education.
  • Justin Smith Morrill/Morrill Act of 1862

    Justin Smith Morrill/Morrill Act of 1862
    "It is an act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts." The Morrill Act provided each state with 30,000 acres of Federal land for each member.
  • Land Grant University

    A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862, 1890, and 1994.
    The first land-grant institution actually created under the Act was Kansas State University, which was established on February 16, 1863, and opened on September 2, 1863.
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville

    University of Arkansas Fayetteville
    The Arkansas General Assembly established the university in Fayetteville in 1871 as the Arkansas Industrial University, and under the Morrill Act of 1862, it became the state land-grant institution and first state-assisted college in Arkansas. On opening day, January 22, 1872, there were four teachers and eight students.
  • W.O. Atwater

    W.O. Atwater
    It was then that he teamed with Wesleyan Professor of Physics, Edward Bennett Rosa, class of 1886, and Professor of Chemistry Francis G. Benedict, to develop the Atwater-Rosa Respiration Calorimeter
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
    In 1873, the university established a campus in Pine Bluff, which was named Branch Normal College and later designated as a land-grant institution under the second Morrill Act of 1890.
  • MIT established a sanitary engineering program, and Richards was appointed instructor.

    MIT established a sanitary engineering program, and Richards was appointed instructor.
    At the request of the Massachusetts State Board of Health, Richards and her assistants performed a water-quality survey of Massachusetts’ inland water bodies, many of which were already polluted with industrial waste and municipal sewage. According to the Chemical Heritage Foundation, “The scale of the survey was unprecedented: it led to the first state water-quality standards in the nation and the first modern municipal sewage treatment plant, in Lowell, Massachusetts.”
  • Ellen S. Richards World Fair 1894

    Ellen S. Richards World Fair 1894
    Sold scientifically prepared and nutritious lunches at the 1894 Chicago World’s Fair.
  • Lake Placid Conference 1899

    “Home Economics” was adopted as the name for the new field of study.
  • Professor Martha Rensselaer 1900

    Professor Martha Rensselaer 1900
    Developed Cooperative Extension Service Programs at Cornell University, N.Y. , 1900
  • AHEA Created 1909

    Ellen Richards founded American Home Economics Association in 1909. 10th annual Lake Placid conference was held. American Home Economics Association was created and the first Journal of Home Economics was published
  • Smith Lever Act of 1914

    This act created the Cooperative Extension Service including FACS.
  • Smith Hughes Act of 1917

    It is an act established FACS as part of Vocational (CTE) Education.
  • ADA Founded 1917

    ADA Founded 1917
    58 people saw the need for persons educated in the science of nutrition and trained in the art of feeding people.
  • Vocational Education Acts of 1963

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

    This amendment in 1968 addressed the nation's social and economic problems and continued funding for students who were at risk or with disabilities.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1963

    This amendment 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

    The 1976 Amendments to the Vocational Equity Act of 1963, 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

    The purpose of Perkins is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy.
  • AHEA to FACS 1994

    AHEA to FACS 1994
    American Home Economics Association (AHEA) voted to change the name of the profession to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS).