Empowering students to make the world a better place
The department places an emphasis on rigorous technical education and social awareness, preparing students to become engineering leaders and innovators who are empowered to make the world a better place for all. We educate our students to develop sustainable systemic solutions that consider short and long-term environmental, social, political, regulatory and economic issues while identifying, defining and solving engineering problems. We instill in our students essential skills such as critical thinking, data analysis and modeling, use of information and advanced engineering technology, and interpersonal communication (e.g. teamwork, technical writing, presentation and deliberation skills, communicating with stake holders, including people with non-technical backgrounds) through project-based service learning.