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SHPE RLDC – UConn’s School of Engineering March 29, 2008

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SHPE RLDC – UConn’s School of Engineering March 29, 2008

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  1. SHPE RLDC – UConn’s School of EngineeringMarch 29, 2008 Marty Wood Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

  2. What does UConn have to Offer? • A Carnegie Foundation Research University Very High ranking • Ranked #1 Public University in New England (1999 – 2007) (U.S. News & World Report) • 10 Schools and Colleges at Storrs • 8 Undergraduate Degrees – 105 majors, 73 minors • 16 Graduate Degrees – 90 Fields of Study • 5 Professional Degree Programs (JD, LLM, MD, DMD, PharmD) • Many enrichment opportunities (Honors Program, Individualized Majors, UG Research, Study Abroad, COOP , Internships)

  3. The University of Connecticut • Completed the 10-year UCONN 2000 initiative that has invested $1 billion in buildings and infrastructure. • Second year of “21st Century UCONN” initiative-A $1.3 billion State initiative to establish UConn as the best Public Research University in the Northeast • Approximately 16,400 undergraduates at Storrs Campus and 21,000 UG students enrolled at all campuses • Offers four-year academic merit and need-based scholarships

  4. The University of Connecticut • UConn’s freshmen enrollment has grown by 25% since 2000 and entering student’s average SAT score is approximately 1195 • Six Year Graduation rate of 72%

  5. Why should you attend UConn’s School of Engineering? • We offer the most comprehensive and highly respected engineering programs in the State. • We are a small school (1693 students) within a medium size University! • Classes are taught by full time faculty • A faculty advisor to mentor, coach & advise you • Stable Undergraduate Enrollment

  6. Why should you attend UConn’s School of Engineering? (con’t) • Common First Semester Courses • 12 Undergraduate Programs, 10 Graduate Programs and other educational options • Opportunity to conduct UG research with faculty members • Corporate involvement – Internships, COOP, sponsored senior design projects and active recruitment through student professional societies

  7. Accreditation Agencies • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) • Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (EAC/ABET) • Computing Science Accreditation Board (CSAC/CSAB) • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

  8. Undergraduate Enrollment • Freshmen enrollment has increased by 65% compared to Fall 2000 • Total UG enrollment has increased by 50% to 1693 students • Over 300 students on Scholarship (218 continuing students and 85 entering freshmen)

  9. Undergraduate Enrollment con’t. • Typical admitted student profile for Fall 07: 1295 combined Critical Reading & Math SAT score • SOE has the highest percentage of honors students of any of the 10 schools at UConn (13%) • Admitted students for fall 07 include 14 Valedictorians and 9 Salutatorians • 309 students graduated this past academic year

  10. SOE Scholarships • $780,000 academic merit scholarships offered to Fall 07 entering students • Awarding approximately $585,000 to 212 continuing students on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

  11. School of Engineering Today Five Academic Departments • Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering • Civil & Environmental Engineering • Computer Science & Engineering • Electrical & Computer Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

  12. School of Engineering (Con’t) Undergraduate Degrees • Bachelor of Science in Engineering • Bachelor of Science • Joint BSE and BA in German Language • Joint BS with School of Business

  13. Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  14. Bachelor Degrees • Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (BS) • Computer Science (BS) • International Engineering - EUROTECH (BA in German Language plus BSE)

  15. SOE Minors • Biomedical Engineering • Bioinformatics • Environmental Engineering • Information Technology • Materials Science & Engineering

  16. Fall semester Chemistry Mathematics English Computer Programming course Intro to Engineering 15 credits Spring Semester Chemistry/Physics Mathematics Engineering course General Education General Education (optional) 14 (17) credits Common First Semester

  17. Additional Student Resources and Support • Faculty member as your Advisor • Center for Mentoring, Advising & Tutoring (MAT) Center • 84+ hours per week of tutoring in Math, Science and Engineering courses • 15 professional & scholarly student societies • Two Engineering Learning Centers • Diversity Director and Special Programs • Director of Advising • Honors Program/Study Abroad/COOP/Internships

  18. Faculty & Research • 109 highly qualified teachers, researchers and mentors • 8 endowed named and chair professorships • 13 female faculty members

  19. Competitive Graduate Programs • 10 Fields of Study at the MS and PhD level • Opportunity to join an accelerated MS program during the senior year • Fellowships – Each Department has Graduate Assistantships for first year graduate students • Fellowships include a tuition waiver, medical benefits and stipend • 2006-2007 awarded 50 PhD & 106 MS

  20. International Opportunities/Experience • International House – Residential Living • Study Abroad Opportunities • Majors • Minors • National and International research opportunities

  21. As a Carnegie Foundation Research University - Very High Research Activity ranking • We generate knowledge, new processes and ideas which have resulted in more than 175 patents • Since 2002, the SOE has increased its annual research expenditures from $12 million to $21 million • The following are a few examples of external funding agencies: • U.S. Department of Energy - $1.9 million • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - $1.47 million • National Institute of Health – $1.36 million • Department of Defense – $1.22 million • National Science Foundation – $.79 million • Five National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards - ~$400,000 each All grants have provisions for UG research

  22. School of Engineering Facilities • This building housing Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering – completed in May 2003 • A new Engineering Building as part of 21st Century UConn • Engineering complex and physical plant comprises eight existing structures at the Storrs and adjoining Depot Campus • Teaching and research laboratories with $25 million in state-of-the-are equipment • $147 million sophisticated engineering graphics and analysis software • School maintains its own network of computing services (ECS)

  23. School of Engineering’s Future Plans • Educate an Engineering Workforce that can compete globally • Achieve recognition as the most comprehensive public engineering program in the Northeast, become a regional center for excellence in Sustainable Energy, Fuel Cell Technology, and Infrastructure & Transportation Security by: Recruiting, embracing, supporting and retaining excellent faculty, staff and students

  24. How will this be achieved? • Recruit top students by offering innovative programs in Engineering and Technology and world renowned faculty such at our Eminent Faculty positions in Energy Conversion • Retain students by offering various resources and experiences – MAT Center, Peer Tutoring, student societies, mentoring, UG Research and Study Abroad • Full time faculty teach all our courses and advise your daughters and sons • Serve as the major supplier of well-trained engineers (over 14,309 graduates so far)

  25. How will this be achieved? • Establish centers of Excellence in selected research areas (i.e. Sustainable Energy, Nanotechnology, Infrastructure and Transportation Security, Advanced Information Systems) • Eminent Faculty positions (~10 new positions) • Undergraduate Course Clustering • Become a model for public university-industry cooperation and partnership by fostering collegial & dynamic academic excellence with leading corporations in CT

  26. Summary • Five major academic departments • Twelve undergraduate programs • Five minor programs • Approximately 1690 undergraduates & 109 full time faculty • Let’s meet the faculty & students

  27. Thank you What questions do you have?