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CECS Newsletter,  Volume 3, No. 2, Summer 2016

Dean’s Message

danielpackThe academic year of 2015-16 has been another significant one for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. During the past five months, it has been an honor to be part of the life of College – its accomplishments, new initiatives, and transitions. This issue of CECS Enews highlights outstanding collaborative work in fulfilling the teaching, research, and service mission of the College, student and faculty distinctions and celebrations, research initiatives, and community engagements both locally and internationally.

From successfully launching a new engineering Master’s degree program in Automotive Systems, new PhD concentrations, and a satellite, to groundbreaking research in electrical fault prevention, and to world-wide faculty recognitions, the past few months in CECS have focused on moving forward in improving the quality of instruction and research in the College, and the further engagement of our faculty and students in meeting the challenges of our society and the world. Through the support of the University, its alumni and friends, and extensive partnerships with both the public and private sector of our community, the College is poised to address the goals outlined in a draft 2015-2020 CECS Strategic Plan. The Plan is in review by faculty and community leaders for further action. It will be shared with you and others in the fall.

Participation in my first UTC Commencement a few weeks ago brought home to me what CECS is all about – changing individual lives, our society, and our world for the better. On that Saturday morning 163 women and men become the newest CECS alumni. The support of faculty and family who celebrated their achievements that day were key to their attainment of their goals. Our Advisory Board members, alumni and donors who are committed to assisting the College are vital to that attainment as well.

On behalf of those 163 new alumni and the over 4000 CECS alums who preceded them – thank you. Please take time to learn more about what your hard work and support have made possible through the good news shared in this issue.

Sincerely,
Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D., P.E., Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science


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