Dean's Message, Fall 2021
Every fall there is always an excitement around campus as students anticipate going back to school after a summer away from their friends, organizations, and studies. This year, however, that excitement was felt throughout our whole community. Students, faculty, staff, and administration alike were yearning for those face-to-face connections that had been absent over the previous 18 months, making the return to campus this fall especially special.
Along with reconnecting with our students, other connections were experienced in a brand new way with the opening of the John A. and Susan Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation that has all of us in the School of Engineering interacting with our new neighbors from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller Center. We also had the joy of engaging with alumni/ae during the shared Grand Reunion Deans’ Reception where we rekindled friendships while getting the chance to start new relationships, too.
This fall also had us saying hello to four new faculty while saying goodbye to three Engineering faculty and staff who, after many years with us, deservedly celebrated their retirements. We started a new Master’s Degree program and proudly opened the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center; read about all of these exciting changes and more in this edition of Engineering News.
Elaine P. Scott, Ph.D. | Dean
School of Engineering