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Colorado State University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Our vision is to significantly benefit our region, nation, and the world by engaging the global water, health, energy, and environmental challenges of the day through leadership in research, education, innovation, and engagement. The College’s rapidly expanding research base is a true reflection of faculty expertise, and our undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the classroom and laboratory experiences that this research provides.

Our graduates are well prepared for careers and advanced study, as our undergraduate and graduate students both work closely with faculty and with each other. Student design teams have made discoveries leading to patents, new products, and start-up companies. Our alumni have gone on to distinguished careers as innovators in industry, outstanding educators, and highly ranked government leaders. Each of our academic programs provides opportunities for students to work with and learn from experts in their respective fields.

• The Department of Atmospheric Science is a top-rated department focused on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have 17 faculty members, nearly one hundred graduate students, approximately 50 full-time researchers, and an outstanding and dedicated support staff. Our diverse areas of research include Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms and Mesoscale Meteorology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Radiation and Remote Sensing, Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, and Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems. We offer graduate degrees at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. We focus on atmospheric science, climate modeling, and environmental sciences are ranked among the top programs in the world. Cross-disciplinary focus and activities allow us to build on this reputation to solve not just today's global problems, but also those of tomorrow.

• The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s goal is to educate future leaders who effectively combine their broad knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with their engineering analysis and design skills for the creative solution of problems in chemical and biological technology and for the synthesis of innovative processes and products.

• The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is internationally recognized for our research, education, and outreach focused on providing sustainable and resilient solutions to improve the quality of life for all society. The Department values and appreciates diversity, and believes that diversity in our Department and on our campus strengthens our entire engineering and scientific community. We have a rich legacy of excellence in water research in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources, and work being done through our facilities and research centers will help us maintain a position of authority in the field and take our research to the next level.

• The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been a leader in innovation for more than a century. Building on our existing strengths, we are redefining what it means to both teach and learn in the ECE department. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, our faculty will work in teams to hook students' interest earlier by showing them how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world. As we begin to see the impact of our work, we hope you will join us in extending our successes beyond the Oval.

• The Department of Mechanical Engineering program offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. Our goal is to give our graduates the engineering skills they need to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields.

• The School of Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary school with faculty from multiple departments and colleges. It provides transdisciplinary education, research, and practical experiences throughout a full range of degree programs. The unique structure of the School involves four colleges, 14 departments, and over 70 faculty. Academic excellence across diverse fields converges into three primary areas of research: (1) regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, (2) imaging and diagnostics, and (3) medical devices and therapeutics.