Message from the 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.
To achieve this goal, we are renewing our commitment to excellence through strategic focus on three key engineering enterprises: research, education and entrepreneurship. We plan to increase the college's global reach, diversity and engagement with alumni and the community.
First and foremost is the challenge to revitalize the engineering education enterprise so that it prepares students effectively for the changing workforce of tomorrow. This initiative will enable college leadership and faculty to leverage cross-disciplinary course opportunities, innovative technology for course delivery and student entrepreneurship programs, such as the University's Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.
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.