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an overview of eng programs at the national science foundation

An Overview of ENG Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson

Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems

Directorate for Engineering

[email protected], 703-292-7018


Directorate forComputer andInformation

Science and


Directorate for



Directorate for

Education and



Directorate for



and Economic


Directorate for


and Physical


Directorate for





Polar and



Directorate for


National Science Foundation - FY2000

Office of theInspector General

National Science Board


FY 2000 $3,897M total

$2,958M R&RA

Staff Offices











NSF FY 2001 Requested Budget by Appropriation

FY 2000


FY 2001


% Change

Research and Related Activities

Education and Human Resources

Major Research Equipment

Salaries and Expenses

Office of the Inspector General

Total, NSF



















$ in Millions


Directorate forComputer andInformation

Science and


Directorate for



Directorate for

Education and



Directorate for



and Economic


Directorate for


and Physical


Directorate for





Polar and



Directorate for


National Science Foundation

FY2001 Request

Office of theInspector General

National Science Board


FY 2001 $4,572M total

$3,541M R&RA

Staff Offices











NSF Strategic Goals

  • Ideas - Discovery at and across the frontier of science and engineering, and connections to its use in the service of society.
  • People - A diverse, internationally competitive and globally-engaged workforce of scientists, engineers and well-prepared citizens.
  • Tools - Broadly accessible, state-of-the-art information bases and shared research and education tools.

NSF’s Priority Areas

  • Information Technology Research (ITR)
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Biocomplexity and the Environment
  • 21st Century Workforce
  • FY02 - Mathematics
  • FY03 - Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences
nsf research initiative 21st century workforce fy 2001 focus areas
NSF Research Initiative:21st Century Workforce: FY 2001 Focus Areas
  • Science of learning (EHR, partnering with Dept of Education and NIH, $52M)
  • Enhancing educational performance (e.g., Centers for Learning and Teaching, $20M; GTF, $28M; Distinguished Teaching Scholars, $2M)
  • Broadening participation (Tribal Colleges, $10M)
  • Addressing immediate workforce requirements (Advanced Technological Education, $39M)
  • Networking and access (National SMET Digital Library, $27M)
other fy 2001 highlights
Other FY 2001 Highlights
  • Cyber Security ($44M)
  • EPSCoR ($48M EHR, $25M R&RA)
  • IGERT (focus on interdisciplinary training, $31M)
  • CAREER ($114M, CMS received over 10% of all CAREER proposals submitted to NSF)
  • ADVANCE (includes both individual and institutional components

Directorate for Engineering

FY2001 Request



FY 2001 $456.5M




Bioengineering &



Civil &



Chemical &




Manufacture, &

Industrial Innovation

(includes SBIR)

Electrical &




Education &





national science foundation
National Science Foundation

Research Modes:

  • Workshops/U.S. attendance at International meetings
  • Unsolicited research (single investigator/small groups)
  • Special initiatives
  • Center-based research
  • Industry partnerships and international collaborations
  • Information centers
  • Education projects (research, curriculum development, informal education)

NSF supported organizations include academe, professional and private sectors

engineering directorate leadership

Engineering DirectorateLeadership

Louis Martin-Vega

Acting Assistant Director for Engineering

Elbert Marsh

Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering

engineering vision
Engineering Vision

Make sure that we are not “under invested” in areas of research growth or educational need nor “over invested” in continuing or mature areas, but with strong emphasis on the integration of research and education

  • Engineering thematic research areas
    • Information Technology
    • Engineering the Nano/Micro World - National Nanotechnology Initiative
    • Engineering the Environment - sensing and imaging
    • Biotechnology and biophotonics
    • Advanced manufacturing and materials
    • Engineering the Service World - SES and ETI
    • Engineering Education - CRCD, REU, RET
nanoscale science and engineering initiative nsf 00 119
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative (NSF 00-119)
  • Support research in emerging areas including:
    • Biosystems at nanoscale
    • Nanoscale structures, novel phenomena, quantum control
    • Device and system architecture, design tools and nanosystem specific software
    • Nanoscale processes in the environment
    • Multi-scale, multi-phenomena modeling and simulation
    • Studies on societal implications of nanoscale science and engineering, education and training
  • Support large-scale and longer duration collaborative research and educational activities
engineering education
Engineering Education
  • Develop the Engineering Faculty of the Future
      • Reward young faculty for integrating education and research (CAREER, CRCD)
      • Improve faculty teaching skills (Scholars Workshops, Eng Education Coalitions)
      • Increase faculty diversity (ADVANCE, ERC’s)
  • Attract and retain the best students
      • Engage faculty and students in the learning process
      • Provide early exposure to engineering practice
      • Collaborative learning and peer tutoring
      • Increase diversity of future workforce
integration of research education
Integration of Research & Education
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT)
      • Engineers are active participants in 15 of NSF’s 19 awards
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
      • ENG has 52 REU sites, 444 REU scholars, 171 women or underrepresented minorities
      • REU supplements and ERC REU sites
  • Others:
      • Graduate Research Fellowships
      • Minority Institutions for Excellence
      • Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
  • Engineering Research Centers
      • 25-30% of support from other Federal agencies
      • 30% of support from private industry
  • Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC’s) - average 10:1 NSF:industry leveraging
  • NSF/EPA Partnership for Environmental Research
  • NSF/DOE Partnership on Plasma Science and Engineering
  • NSF/HUD Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing
  • Metabolic Engineering - partnership with eight agencies
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative - Federal Interagency Program with DoD, DOE, NASA, Commerce, NIH
international activities
International Activities
  • World Technology Evaluation Studies (WTEC)
      • Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
      • Study on Tissue Engineering
  • US-Japan Joint Optoelectronics Project
      • NSF through ENG will be the lead Federal agency
  • US –Japan Collaboration in Earthquake Mitigation
      • University of Arizona and Queen’s University at Belfast
  • DMII Grantees Conference
      • NSF/CONACyT (Mexico)/NRC and NSERC (Canada)
current major research equipment mre project
Current Major Research Equipment (MRE) Project

Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)

  • A high-performance collaboratory integrating experimentation, computation, data repository, model-based simulation and tele-presencing communication
  • Objective: revolutionize the environment for earthquake engineering research to improve seismic design and performance of infrastructure systems
  • $ 81.9 M investment over five years (FY00-04)
future mre infrastructure project
Future MRE Infrastructure Project

Nanotechnology Experimentation and Testing Network (NEXT)

  • Concept: An integrated network of world-class facilities for fabrication, testing, experimental validation and process standardization in support of the National Nanotechnology Initiative
      • design, development and characterization of nano-materials and nano-devices; integration into components and products; and connectivity in larger-scale systems.
  • Supports NSF Strategic goals
      • Provides a unique environment for integrating research and education of faculty and students: (People)
      • Allows experiments/tests to be conducted simultaneously in different venues to speed validation/standardization: (Ideas)
      • Provides a framework for innovation to occur through collaboration with industry and national laboratories: (Tools)
future directions
Future Directions
  • FY 2001 Budget: NSF received a 13.6 % ($ 540 million) increase, including increases for
      • Information Technology Research
      • Nanotechnology
      • Bio and the Environment
      • 21st Century Workforce
      • Education and Human Resources
  • FY 2002 Budget: Not quite as promising, but.....
future directions1
Future Directions

We are confident that we will be able to make future investments in areas such as:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Technologies
  • Wireless
  • Post Genomic Engineering
  • Multiple Scale Modeling and Simulation
  • Extreme Events
  • Nano-scale Manufacturing
  • Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
  • Integration of Research and Education
civil and mechanical systems cms programs at the national science foundation

Civil and Mechanical Systems (CMS) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson

Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems

Directorate for Engineering

[email protected], 703-292-7018

the division of civil and mechanical systems cms
The Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems (CMS)

The Mission of CMS:

  • to provide a fundamental underpinning for the engineering profession in application to mechanical systems and the constructed environment including infrastructure systems, and
  • to support the rapid development and deployment of new technology in service to society and to reduce risks induced by natural and technological hazards.
cms award information research grants only
CMS Award InformationResearch Grants Only

FY99 mean award size $69k/year; mean duration, 2.8 years

division of civil and mechanical systems
Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems
  • CMS is comprised of six programs:
    • Five disciplinary “super” programs, each with two program officers
    • The NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) program, with two assigned program officers
cms programs
CMS Programs
  • Dynamic System Modeling, Sensing & Control (DSMSC)

Program Directors: Alison Flatau ([email protected]) and Shi Chi Liu (on leave)

  • Infrastructure and Information Systems (IIS)

Program Directors: William Anderson (on leave) and Miriam Heller ([email protected])

  • Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering (SMME)

Program Directors: Ken Chong ([email protected]) and Jorn Larsen Basse ([email protected])

  • Structural Systems and Engineering (SSE)

Program Directors: Vijaya Gopu to 3/01([email protected]), Peter Chang from 3/01 ([email protected]) and John Scalzi ([email protected])

  • Geotechnical and GeoHazards Systems (GHS)

Program Directors: Clifford Astill ([email protected]) and Richard Fragaszy ([email protected])


NMR on a Chip: A Micro-NMR Device for In Situ Detection of Chlorides in Concrete

RF Power &

Micro-NMR Device


Permanent Magnet

Road Salt





Micro-NMR Device

Permanent Magnet

B: Embedded NMR Sensor

A: Basic Concept for the Micro-NMR Device

An inexpensive passively powered NMR system, <50 mm in size, that can be distributed throughout a volume of concrete during placement, monitor in situ the concentration of chloride ions in the surrounding concrete, and store, process, and communicate the sensed data to the surface when interrogated.


Optical fiber accelerometer developed by Maria Feng at UC Irvine has been implemented for health monitoring of a California bridge. The photo shows this sensor (left) being installed on the bridge together with a conventional accelerometer (right).

Sensors for Civil and Mechanical Systems


Nondestructive Testing for

Civil and Mechanical Systems

Electromagnetic imaging technology successfully detected and visualized damage in the bonding interface on FRP-jacketed reinforced concrete columns.



people ideas and tools priorities for cms research in fy2002
People, Ideas and Tools: Priorities for CMS Research in FY2002


  • Integration of research and education: CAREER, REU and RET
  • International connections: esp. earthquake/hazards
  • Risk taking through the SGER mode of funding
  • Partnership programs with industry (e.g., CAREER, PFI, EPSCoR, GOALI) and agencies (e.g., DOT, FHWA, HUD)
  • Building new research communities (e.g., ETI, SES, PATH)


  • Nano- and micro-scale materials and sensor science and engineering
  • Model-based simulation - integration of experiment and analysis
  • Environmental design and technologies - materials and sensors
  • Hazards and extreme events research
  • Infrastructure Systems - IT and SES


  • Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
nsf and nehrp
  • NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program) - FEMA, NIST, USGS and NSF
  • NSF Investment for NEHRP-related research is typically about $30 million annually
  • NEHRP-related research is primarily funded through three NSF Directorates:
    • Geosciences Directorate ($10 to 12 million)
    • SBE Directorate ($1 to 3 million)
    • Engineering Directorate (about $18 to 20 million)
      • $6 million for EERC’s
      • $12 to 14 million for research programs
  • The NEES MRE project is under NEHRP
n etwork for e arthquake e ngineering s imulation
Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

  • Change focus from physical testing to seamless integration of testing, analysis and simulation
  • Revolutionize the practice of earthquake engineering research with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and information technology
  • Ultimately, enable new earthquake hazard mitigation technologies: structural, geotechnical, and tsunami

$82 million Major Research Equipment (MRE) project

construction 2000-2004

operation 2005-2014

components of nees http www eng nsf gov nees
Components of NEES
  • Earthquake engineering research equipment
  • Networked collaboratory
    • Operating subsystem
    • Computational subsystem

All equipment and the collaboratory

projects completed by end of FY04

  • Operation and use from FY05 through FY14 managed by the NEES Consortium
nees and the federal budget process nees authorized fy 2000 2004
NEES and the Federal Budget Process:NEES Authorized FY 2000-2004

Annual Requested Appropriation

($ million, current inflation-adjusted dollars)

nees earthquake engineering testing equipment and facilities
NEES Earthquake EngineeringTesting Equipment and Facilities
  • Equipment Categories
    • Shake tables
    • Centrifuges
    • Tsunami/wave tank
    • Large-scale laboratory experimentation systems
    • Field Installations
  • Equipment Proposal Competitions
    • Phase 1 ($45 million) - 11 awards
    • Phase 2 (est. $15 to $20 million)
      • announcement to be issued in Fall, 2001
      • 5 to 10 additional awards expected
structural modeling strong walls and shake tables
Structural Modeling: Strong Walls and Shake Tables

Structural Engineering Earthquake Simulation Lab, SUNY Buffalo

nees systems integration phase 1 scoping study
NEES Systems IntegrationPhase 1 - Scoping Study

In 8/00, an award was made to

UIUC to conduct a Scoping Study

“The NEESgrid project”

  • Assess NEES-related Earthquake community requirements
  • Report with detailed design and proof-of-concept demonstration due 2/01
  • NSF review 3/01 for possible $10 million award in Summer 2001
the nees consortium
The NEES Consortium
  • Consortium Development award in FY01 (NSF01-56) will develop the leadership, management, and coordination for the NEES collaboratory from beyond 2005 through 2014.
  • The NEES Consortium will:
    • Maintain and operate the NEES collaboratory and equipment sites
    • Develop and implement shared-use access and data policies
    • Support continued equipment and technology development
    • Establish national and international partnerships
    • Develop outreach and training activities for use of the NEES
bioengineering and environmental systems bes programs at the national science foundation

Bioengineering and Environmental Systems (BES) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Bruce Hamilton

Acting Director, BES Division Directorate for Engineering

[email protected]

bioengineering and environmental systems bes
Bioengineering and EnvironmentalSystems (BES)
  • BES has 3 “disciplinary” clusters, each funded at about $11 million/year
    • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
    • Biochemical Engineering (BCE)
    • Environmental Engineering (BEE)
bes priority areas for research
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Post-Genomic QSB
  • Nanobiotech
  • EBM
  • Phytoremediation
  • Biophotonics
nanobiotechnology biosystems at nanoscale
Nanobiotechnology:Biosystems at Nanoscale

Nanobiotechnology is defined as the study and control of structure-function in biological systems and processes at the nanoscale.

Two of the grand challenges in Nanoscale Science and Engineering in which BES/ENG has strong interest are

  • Advanced healthcare, therapeutics and diagnostics and
  • Nanoscale processes for environmental improvement

DNA molecules are about 2.5 nanometers wide. Ten hydrogen atoms span 1 nanometer.

(Credit: Liz Carroll)

chemical and transport systems cts programs at the national science foundation

Chemical and Transport Systems (CTS) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Esin Gulari

Director, Division of Chemical and Transport Systems

Directorate for Engineering

cts division programs
CTS Division Programs
  • Chemical Reaction Processes
    • Kinetics, Catalysis & Molecular Processes
    • Process & Reaction Engineering
  • Thermal Systems
    • Thermal Transport & Thermal Processing
    • Combustion & Plasma Systems
  • Interfacial, Transport & Separation Processes
    • Interfacial, Transport & Thermodynamics
    • Separation & Purification Processes
  • Fluid, Particulate & Hydraulic Systems
    • Particulate & Multiphase Processes
    • Fluid Dynamics & Hydraulics
target areas for cts investments
Target Areas for CTS Investments
  • Development of Functional Materials and Processes by Integrating Nano-, Micro-, and Macro-scale Phenomena
    • Particle and film formation via self-assembly, combustion, and plasma processes
    • New catalysts/biocatalysts for selectivity and energy efficiency
    • Nanoporous membranes for separations
    • Microscale reactors to produce designed molecules
    • Sensors and actuators for process design and control
    • High-end computing tools for design, processing and manufacturing
  • Green Engineering
    • New catalysts for alternate feedstocks and less waste
    • Cleaner efficient energy conversion systems
    • Plasma processes for hazardous waste treatment
    • Benign solvents in materials processing and separations
    • Non-polluting chemical process design and control strategies
  • Biotechnology
    • Selective reaction and separation processes for production of high-value and therapeutic molecules
nsf epa partnership for environmental research
NSF/EPA Partnership for Environmental Research
  • Technology for a Sustainable Environment
  • General Areas of Research Projects for the FY 2001 Announcement:
    • Chemistry and Chemical Reaction-based Engineering for Pollution Avoidance or Prevention
    • Non-reaction-based Engineering for Pollution Avoidance and Prevention
    • Green Design, Manufacturing, and Industrial Ecology for Sustainable Product/Services Realization
design manufacture and industrial innovation dmii programs at the national science foundation

Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation (DMII) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Kesh Narayanan

Acting Director, Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation

Directorate for Engineering

sbir innovation model


Federal Investment

SBIR “Innovation” Model

Private Sector Investment/

Non-SBIR Federal Funds















participating agencies

TOTAL ~ $1.1B

Participating Agencies
  • DOD
  • HHS
  • NASA
  • DOE
  • USDA
  • DOC
  • EPA
  • DOT
  • DoED
employment of scientists engineers



Employment of Scientists & Engineers*

















* 1997 Data from NSF Science Indicators

faculty partnership in small businesses
Faculty Partnershipin Small Businesses
  • Faculty members can own small firms
  • Faculty members can be “Senior Personnel” on a grant budget
  • Faculty members can consult
  • Faculty members can be Principal Investigators (with official leave from the university)
  • Faculty members can be part of a university subcontract
  • Universities laboratories can do analytical and other service support
market driven investment businessfocused sbir sttr topics
Market Driven Investment/BusinessFocused SBIR/STTR Topics
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics
  • Information-Based Technologies
academic dmii programs
Materials Processing and Manufacturing (MPM)

Manufacturing, Machines and Equipment (MME)

Engineering Design (ED)

Integration Engineering (IE)

Operations Research (OR)

Production Systems (PS)

Innovation and Organizational Change (IOC)

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

Academic DMII Programs
scalable enterprise systems
Scalable Enterprise Systems
  • Research deals with designing, planning and controlling extended enterprises in a period of very rapid change
  • Examples
    • Where to position inventories in supply networks
    • When to outsource part and component production
    • How to share forecast information to reduce inventories
    • How to structure networks to produce build-to-order products with minimum delay and inventory
    • How to design electronic markets for materials, parts and transportation
future directions for manufacturing enterprise
Future Directions for Manufacturing Enterprise


Nano Scale



Enterprise Scale

Engineering the

Service Sector

Distributed Manufacturing Enterprise

electrical and communications systems ecs programs at the national science foundation

Electrical and Communications Systems (ECS) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Rajinder Khosla

Acting Director, Division of Electrical and Communications Systems

Directorate for Engineering

electrical and communication systems ecs
Electrical and Communication Systems (ECS)


Address fundamental research issues underlying device and component technologies, systems and computation technologies and integrative systems and ensure the education of a diverse workforce to support the rapid development of these technologies.

Core programs:

  • Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies
  • Control, Networks and Computational Intelligence
  • Integrative Systems

Electrical and Communications Systems Division FY 2002 Priorities

Electronics, Photonics, and

Device Technologies

Control, Networks, and

Computational Intelligence

Control Systems

Network Engineering

Distributed and Hybrid


Power and Energy


Learning and Adaptive


Quantum Information



Quantum Electronics



Biomolecular Devices

Sensors and Actuators


Power Electronics

Wireless Technologies



Wireless and Optical Communications and Information Networks

national nanofabrication users network nnun

National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN)

Nanofabrication Processes


Optics and Optoelectronics

Materials Science

Solid State Physics

Nanostructure Science



Quantum Structures


Chemical Sensors



Penn State



U.C. Santa Barbara

engineering education and centers eec programs at the national science foundation

Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) Programs at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Dr. Bruce Kramer

Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers

Directorate for Engineering


Strategy: Develop theEngineering Faculty of the Future

  • Reward young faculty for integrating education and research (CAREER Program - 30% of NSF awards are in ENG, CRCD)
  • Improve faculty teaching skills (Scholars Workshops, Engineering Education Coalitions)
  • Experience in working across disciplines and in partnership with industry to gain knowledge of industrial practice (ERCs/EERCs and I/UCRCs)
  • Increase the diversity of the faculty (ADVANCE, linkages between ERCs and minority institutions)

Strategy: Attract New Generationsof Innovators to Engineering

  • Attract and retain the best students in engineering through new teaching methods (Coalitions, IGERT)
      • Engage faculty and students in the learning process
      • Early exposure to engineering practice
      • Collaborative learning and peer tutoring
  • Increase diversity (REUs, Coalitions, Graduate Fellowships for Women, ERCs/EERCs, ADVANCE)
  • Give undergraduates experience with engineering research (REUs, ERCs/EERCs)
  • New Curricula for Advanced Technology (ERCs/EERCs, CRCD)
  • Expose K-14 students and teachers to engineering and technology (RET, ATE, GK-12, ERCs/EERCs)

Engineering Research Centers

  • “Engineered Systems” Focus
      • Strategic vision for field
      • From discovery to proof-of-concept
      • Integration of research and education
      • Partnership with industry
      • Combine engineering and management
  • 39 ERCs supported since 1985 (23 currently funded)
  • Increasingly multi-university
  • Impact on university and practitioner education
  • Competition for FY 2002 awards will start soon

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers

  • More than 50 current I/UCRCs
  • Strong leveraging of NSF funding (10:1+)
  • Industry plays an active role in setting research agenda
  • NSF provides up to $100K/yr for first 5 years
  • NSF provides less for second 5 years
  • Proposal Process
      • Concept paper with expressions of interest from 6 companies
      • Planning Grant ($10K, external review)
      • Full Grant competition (due 18 months after receipt of planning grant)
division of international programs int


Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

types of int programs
Types of INT Programs
  • Planning Visits
  • Cooperative Research Projects
  • Workshops
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Dissertation Enhancement
  • Summer Programs for Graduate Students

INT programs are organized by country clusters - see

programs for young researchers
Programs for “Young” Researchers
  • Undergraduates
    • Participation in cooperative research projects
  • Graduate Students
    • Summer programs in Japan and Korea
    • Summer schools (ad hoc)
    • Dissertation enhancement awards
    • Participation in cooperative research projects
  • Postdoctoral researchers
    • Postdoctoral fellows
    • Japan fellowships
    • Participation in cooperative research projects
int supplements
INT Supplements
  • Made to current awards
  • International activity of mutual benefit
  • Support for junior faculty and students
  • May be requested any time during the award

What challenges will the 21st century engineer face?

  • challenges driven primarily by advances in IT, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Terascale Computing, Cognitive Sciences, and other emerging technologies
    • Engineers will need a knowledge base in these areas well beyond what is being provided today
    • They will also need knowledge of integrated networking and design beyond what is provided today
  • challenges driven by ever-increasing social responsibilities including engineers playing a greater role in the development and implementation of national and international environmental and economic policy

What kind of education will the 21st century engineer need?

  • One that shifts from strict dedication to course content to a more comprehensive view
  • One that places primary emphasis on the development of students as emerging professionals
  • One that strives to assure that the “E” in Engineering truly stands for excitement !!