PROBLEM SOLVERS | FOR THE WORLD
Our vision of being recognized as a world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education is evident in our efforts to better serve global society, design a dynamic student experience and promote a culture of innovation.
PERSONALIZED DESIGN AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
Our pioneering educational courses and programs prepare students with the latest technical knowledge, a strong grounding in how to launch technology-based businesses in a competitive market, as well as skills for global leadership. For their civil engineering capstone project, students designed a pedestrian bridge over Boulder Creek. The winning design will be considered to replace the one destroyed during the 2013 flood. After getting her master’s in aerospace engineering, Diana Loucks has returned to earn a doctorate so she can become the first female academy professor in physics and nuclear engineering at West Point and continue inspiring her students. Not all hacking is bad: The ATLAS Institute is creating a dedicated “hacker space” in its BTU lab where students and faculty can gather to tinker and create to improve people’s lives through engineering innovation.
FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Talented alumni such as Avery Bang and Evan Thomas are inspiring the next generation of graduates to consider social enterprise and humanitarian engineering as a career choice. Both alumni are
developing modern solutions that are changing lives. Avery builds pedestrian bridges in poor communities as the CEO of Bridges to Prosperity while Evan directs the SWEETLab in designing sustainable life support technologies for developing countries.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH INNOVATION
We strive to address the pressing need for engineers with technical proficiency and entrepreneurial expertise. Distinguished Professor Zoya Popovic is using her radio frequency and microwave engineering research in new ways, such as creating a transmitter for a probe that can cauterize blood vessels and ablate tumors. Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman invented a key component of a new cavity-filler, licensed to 3M, which reduces the time spent in the dentist’s chair. By thinking like a criminal, alumna Laura Mather has helped businesses like eBay and PayPal stay ahead of hackers and cybercrime.
ROBERT H. DAVIS, DEAN