On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Engineering, WELCOME! We hope you had a great summer and are ready to continue your educational journey. For those of you who are new, I encourage you to meet the faculty, staff, and, most of all, your peers – even if it is in a virtual environment. The faculty and staff are here to help you pursue your dreams. The “experienced” students are living that pursuit and can share some of that experience. We all recognize that the intellectual stimulation from your classes is only one part of your growth and development while in college. Especially in these “interesting times” we live in, please be sure to engage with opportunities available to you; just be sure that you are wearing your face covering and are being aware of your safety and the safety of others.
Even though this fall is going to be somewhat awkward due to the novel coronavirus, we all can make this a great semester. We know there will be challenges that everyone has to overcome this semester, but as is said – if life gives you lemons – make lemonade. Please take care of yourself and those around you. We are the Eagle family and we will succeed by helping all those in our campus community succeed and stay healthy. Please do your part.
Please continue to prepare for your career by excelling in your classes and engaging in opportunities to grow outside of class. Be sure to call or set up a virtual appointment with the career advisors for the College of Engineering, Laura Polk and Kevin Hewerdine. We will be contacting you often this year to encourage you to search for internships and do the things necessary to find your dream job. Please plan on participating in the Career Services events that will be happening this fall. All the faculty and staff of the college highly recommend you pursue internship, research, or club project opportunities. These are the experiences that will make your college experience fun, and also help you get a great job.
Please remember – the faculty and staff are here to help you help yourself! We really want you to succeed! Make it a great semester!
Dean Madler, COE