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Why the World Needs Engineers

Message from the Dean

Today's most talented and successful engineers are driven by interests that extend far beyond engineering. Bioengineers show concern for health crises the world over. Electrical engineers are overhauling our nation's energy use through the smart grid. Computer scientists are giving wheelchair users new forms of mobility. And mechanical engineers are seeing promise for space flight through the path of a housefly.

As a result, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is redefining an education in engineering by preparing students to take a holistic look at the world around them and address some of the world's most formidable challenges. By doing so, Lehigh students are entering graduate schools and the workforce with a competitive edge, ready to lead with their heads and their hearts.

Through an integration of experiential learning, independent research endeavors and creative teaching, we provide one of the most innovative engineering programs in the country. We look at what drives our students, learn what they're compassionate about and seek out their unique perspectives in order to develop a program that addresses the needs and interests of the whole student.

Students work in an academically rigorous, dynamic environment where the exploration of fields of study such as economics, environmental studies and even music is meaningful to an engineering education. They work closely with some of the nation's top faculty and researchers who share a passionate commitment to teaching, mentoring and groundbreaking work.

We encourage you to explore our site, learn about our unique cross-disciplinary programs or, better yet, come visit our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, talk with our faculty and students, and see for yourself how we're redefining an engineering education in the 21st century.

S. David Wu, Ph.D.
Dean and Iacocca Professor
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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