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Considered the father of modern scientific education in America, Benjamin Silliman, Sr. (B.A. 1796, faculty 1799–1853), teaches the first modern science course (chemistry) in the United States. Silliman was a founder in 1818 of the American Journal of Science, one of the old- est scientific journals in the world. Today, Yale students and faculty conduct cutting-edge research in more than forty science and engineering disciplines, with access to specialized equipment in 1,200 on-campus laboratories.