EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
ENGINEERS AND APPLIED SCIENTISTS
must be knowledgeable, ethical and compassionate and maintain a broad awareness of the global implications of their creations. Technological advances must consider the interests of society as a whole, hence engineering education should embrace disciplines outside of STEM. Through programs in interdisciplinary capstone design, vertically integrated projects, and off -grid global innovation, we will expand perspectives by engaging students from the humanities, arts, social sciences, medicine, and business in team experiences. This collaboration will challenge our students to refi ne their soft skills while advancing technical literacy within the non-STEM community. To help guide the transition from student to professional, we will provide students with a professional experience, a context for fundamental knowledge, and a setting to practice lifelong learning. Leveraging our long history of engaging undergraduates in research, integration of technical understanding as a general education requirement, and advancements in project-based learning, we are well-positioned to rise as leaders in educational innovation.