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John Nienhuis DEAN’S MESSAGE A new platform for transformation Retooling our college to educate creative thinkers, problem-solvers, designers and innovators We know that today’s engineers, grounded in the strong foundation of theory and knowledge that has been the hallmark of a Marquette engineering education for more than 100 years, must also be creative thinkers, problem-solvers, communicators, designers and innovators. It is their ideas, their discoveries that can help us address real-world problems — the global challenges of clean water, energy efficiency, healthy children and families, safe and sustainable infrastructures. That’s why our profession must reimagine and reinvent engineering education. And the College of Engineering’s magnificent new home — Engineering Hall — is helping us do that here at Marquette. Engineering Hall is a living laboratory. Every detail of the building was explicitly designed to show engineering on display and to foster the generation of creative ideas. But Engineering Hall is more than just a building. It’s a platform for the transformation that is taking place inside the building. That transformation begins with our talented and dedicated faculty, whose research and teaching you will read about in this and future issues of Marquette Engineer. This transformation becomes a reality through our students. That’s why our strategy for resource development must continue to have three priorities — the building, faculty support and student scholarships. And the transformation won’t be fully realized without further advances on all three fronts, most visibly the completion of Engineering Hall in the coming years to bring the entire college under one roof. I invite you to come visit us to see our new building but, more important, to see engineering education being transformed and our students in action. And I hope you see our drive for excellence reflected in the following pages, along with our firm commitment to a mission of making a difference in the world through engineering. Dr. Robert H. Bishop, P.E. OPUS Dean, College of Engineering Marquette University 1 // Dean’s Message

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