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College Makes ‘Doing’ a Priority for Students Fundamentals and lifelong learning will always be paramount, but students need to do as well as know. Mark May 2, 2017, on your calendars, and join us for a fantastic annual event – Engineering Design Day. We set a College record this spring with 99 senior design projects displayed in the UA Student Union and on the Mall. Projects from every BS program helped send 500 students to the next step in their lives.

The College is solidly focused on the national push to bring more hands-on and active learning experiences into engineering education. We are: • Assembling faculty teams to design a four-year design sequence anchored by our strong freshman and senior experiences. • Partnering with alumni and Eller College to develop entrepreneurship experiences for students. • Working with the University’s Office of the Provost to outfit spaces for maker labs and design classes. • Designing extracurricular events to complement classroom activities, and working with donors to better support our student clubs. We will not abandon our long-valued emphasis on fundamentals and lifelong learning, but there is a clear demand from students and industry for more “doing” in our academic programs and extracurricular activities. On the research front, the College is central in four campuswide initiatives started in the last year – Space Object Behavioral Sciences, Arizona Transportation Research Institute,

WEST Center, and Arizona Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions. All have major engineering components with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates moving forward technology and ideas. We have great partners across campus, including the Office for Research & Discovery. Awards for students, faculty and staff have been outstanding. Highlights from this past semester include the College winning two of 15 national Churchill Scholarships for study at Cambridge University, three of seven outstanding UA graduating senior awards, two of three University Distinguished Scholar awards, and an outstanding staff award. Keep in the know about all the excitement on campus by reading our monthly email articles, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter @ UA_ENGR_ Jeff_G and @azengineering. Have a great summer, and we will see you for Homecoming October 28 and 29.

Jeff Goldberg, Dean • 520.621.6594


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