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Dean's Message

Welcome to Tufts University School of Engineering. We offer the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a world-class research institution. The School of Engineering is uniquely positioned to educate the technological leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to position our engineering graduates to be problem solvers, project leaders, communicators, and ethical citizens of a global community.

Grounded in our commitment to engineering education innovation and interdisciplinary research, we offer our students a rich educational experience, an experience that marries intellectual rigor and cross-disciplinary breadth in an intimate, student-centered environment. Research is an integral part of this experience. Our close collaborations with the university's extraordinary collection of excellent professional schools create a wealth of research options. For example, in the area of bioengineering, our undergraduate and graduate students are working together on projects in such diverse areas as tissue engineering, pharmaceutical chemical synthesis, medical imaging, human-computer interactions, and genomics. In the area of environmental sustainability, students are engaged in research related to the mitigation of waterborne disease, watershed management, fuel cell research, and infrastructure rehabilitation. Hands-on research and project-based activities provide our students with extensive laboratory and design experience, as well as close interaction with exceptional faculty at the forefront of their fields.

Through innovative curricula, a teamwork approach, and leadership-building experiences, Tufts students gain vital communication and critical-thinking skills. They also benefit from the diverse cultural and intellectual climate of the Tufts campus. The many women among our engineering student body and faculty attest to the welcoming climate for traditionally underrepresented groups and offer a unique perspective to our students. In addition to the opportunities for research experiences, our students also avail themselves of a huge array of curricular and extracurricular activities. Second majors and minors in the School Arts and Sciences are common. Through the University College of Citizenship and Public Policy and the Center for Engineering Education Outreach, many of our students participate in community outreach programs. Engineering students also participate in the Gordon Institute's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and avail themselves of a variety of international experiences, including study abroad.

I invite you to become better acquainted with the School of Engineering, where you will discover not only engineering excellence, but also a campus alive with round-the-clock cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity.

Dean Linda M. Abriola