Message from the Interim Dean
Today's engineers play an increasingly important role in the future of our nation and the world.
Engineers and scientists, however, represent only four percent of the United States workforce, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a shortage of 160,000 engineers by 2016. The University of Delaware is doing its part to increase the number of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math.
In the College of Engineering, we are engineering our future—your future—building a community of creative problem-solvers devoted to issues in sustainability, energy, health care and the environment.
The work ahead is challenging, but our objectives are clear:
- Equip undergraduate students to thrive in a challenged global community through top-notch educational programs, dynamic research experiences and transformational study abroad and service-learning opportunities.
- Build strong graduate programs where faculty and students work together to solve complex problems.
- Create state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, such as the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering laboratory (ISE-lab) and UD's Science and Technology Campus, projects that will help meet the needs of tomorrow, promote cross-disciplinary research and broaden the pool of talented engineers.
- Strengthen community partnerships with organizations that share common goals, such as Bloom Energy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, DuPont, JP Morgan Chase and our major research institutes across campus.
- Build strong relationships with our engineering alumni and friends, foster meaningful student internships and employment opportunities, and connect Blue Hens through networking and social activities.
- Provide opportunities for alumni and friends to make a difference through financial investment in the College.
This is a very important time in history for those of us charged with educating the next generation of engineers. I encourage you to get involved and follow our progress, as we work to train future leaders and build a better future.