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    Engineering at a Glance
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    Engineering at a Glance
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    Engineering at a Glance
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    Engineering at a Glance

Engineering at a Glance

UConn Engineering has had a long journey over the past 100 years, from a small program that supported agriculture to a first class-research and learning institution.
Below you will find our academic mission, values, and vision, as well as a few facts about UConn and UConn Engineering.

Our Mission

      Mission I
Broadly educate a diverse group of students and professionals with rigorous engineering training and strong understanding and appreciation of sciences, humanities, art and ethics, thus preparing them for successful careers as leaders in a global society.
      Mission II
Conduct pioneering research in relevant and grand challenge areas that will advance the intellectual merit and benefit society.
      Mission III
Serve the State, the country and society through innovation, transfer of knowledge, and public and professional engagement.

Our Values
The driving tenet in the Academic Plan is to conduct research and educate engineers to benefit society and improve human life.  In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to:

  • Upholding the highest expectations and standards of excellence, responsibility and accountability;
  • Building a collegial environment that promotes academic freedom, encourages critical thinking, embraces creativity, and instills integrity;
  • Promoting and supporting new discovery and applications of engineering research and development that will positively impact global societies;
  • Valuing diversity: recruiting and supporting a diverse group of faculty, students and staff;
  • Encouraging professional and public engagement.

Our Vision
The School of Engineering at UConn has excellent faculty who are engaged in important and vital scholarship, talented students, successful alumni and close partnership with major industries in the region.  Our aspirations are:

  • To be an institution recognized for producing engineering graduates who will assume leadership roles in industry, government agencies and academia;
  • To achieve national and international recognition for research in key areas including:
    • Energy
    • Informatics and Bioinformatics
    • Nanotechnology
    • Biological and Biomedical Technologies
    • Secure and Resilient Infrastructure (Built and Cyber)
    • Sustainability of Environmental and Natural Resources
    • To become a stronger driving force for economic development through workforce training and technological collaborations with industry, the State of Connecticut and federal agencies


UConn Statistics

  • Land Grant (1881), Sea Grant and Space Grant institution
  • # 1 public university in New England (U.S. News & World Report 1999 – 2016)
  • Carnegie Foundation Research Universities/Very High institution
  • $3.8 billion campus revitalization

School of Engineering Statistics (Academic Year 2016)

  • Four year engineering program first offered: 1916
  • SAT incoming freshmen: 1,298
  • Honors Program participants: 507; 24% of total Honors Program population
  • Number of graduate students: 383 M.S. and 557 Ph.D.
  • 150 Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • $58+ million in research expenditures 2015-2016,
    • 2 Elected members, National Academy of Engineering
    • 1 Elected member, National Academy of Sciences
    • 2 Elected Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • 32 NSF CAREER Awards
    • 1 Presidential Early Career Award
    • 5 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards
    • 2 U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Awards
    • 3 Fulbright Awards
    • 2NASA Young Investigator Award recipient
    • More than 40 Fellows of prestigious professional societies
    • 54 Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Editors of top technical journals
  • Scholarships
    • 2016 – $560,000 in scholarships to 200 continuing students

For more information on UConn Engineering, please consult our Growing Momentum pamphlet.