Faculty research activity places the college among the top public institutions, with more than $73 million in research awards in 2011-2012.
The primary focus is on interdisciplinary research, in which engineering faculty work with colleagues in such fields as biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine to solve the world's toughest challenges. The college hosts 15 interdisciplinary research centers working in the areas of bioengineering, energy and environment, materials science, information technology, and space sciences.
A college-wide initiative to integrate undergraduates into the college's research mission by teaming them with graduate students and professors led to the opening of the Discovery Learning Center in 2002. The college supports undergraduates interested in research through the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program.
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