Reinventing engineering education
The College of Engineering is enhancing curriculum development through new leadership by bringing on board creative teacher-practitioners from industry to anchor an already strong faculty and complement our current expertise.
Our program and the people who deliver it are making Engineering Hall the vibrant teaching environment it is designed to be.
Four endowed chairs have been funded:
- The Greenheck Chair in Engineering Design
We have launched a curriculum redesign from the bottom up, starting with a new two-course, multidisciplinary Engineering Discovery sequence for freshmen that is grounded in teamwork, real-world problem-solving and prototype design.
- The Lafferty Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
We will provide an opportunity to strengthen the already-strong research capacity in smart sensor systems.
- The McShane Chair in Construction Engineering and Management
We have introduced Construction Engineering and Management as a new discipline, distinct from the more traditional field of civil engineering.
- The Thomas H. and Suzanne M. Werner Chair in Secure and Renewable Energy Systems
We will provide an opportunity for students and faculty to develop products that make energy consumption more efficient.