Dean of Engineering's Message
Engineering has the power to transform lives.
My vision for SMVDU - College of Engineering is to establish it as the preeminent center for teaching, research and entrepreneurship in the world.Today engineering education and research are in a period of extraordinary transition. Our school too is undergoing an exciting transformation. Over the next few years we will grow our student body and expand the size of our faculty.
Engineers must address the most pressing problems facing society – challenges regarding energy, water, food, health, and the environment – and do it in a sustainable, ethical, and humane way. We will expand our research enterprise to address our nation’s most difficult and pressing technological problems. And then there are the radical transformations being wrought by technology – witness the enormous excitement about online education. I believe there are huge opportunities to transform the way we teach engineering, and even who we teach it to. We will bring the latest educational technologies to our classrooms and build on the successes of our top-ranked online and executive education programs.
So, our faculty and staff are committed to providing a world class education to our students and, through our land-grant mission, to perform cutting edge research and develop innovative technologies for the betterment of our region, the nation and our planet. College of Engineering faculty lead research teams of our students and staff that explore, discover and develop new ideas, information and technologies that will improve our lives in many ways.
I am very excited about the future of SMVDU Engineering, and I look forward to working with our students, faculty, alumni and friends to lead our school to new heights.