Ralph Gootee is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at PlanGrid, an Autodesk company and a leader in construction productivity software, where he oversees product strategy for the company from design to development to delivery.More
We will provide an engineering education of the highest caliber in an environment that encourages and supports collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship and that prepares students to flourish in a global environment.
The complex, technology-based challenges of the 21st century require engineers to be nimble problem solvers, transformational thinkers, and ethical leaders. The Whiting School of Engineering’s rigorous academic program combines core scientific principles with unparalleled research and entrepreneurial opportunities and access to the full spectrum of resources of the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Our students are immersed in an environment where creativity is valued, where the study of engineering intersects with multiple disciplines—from health care to the humanities, social sciences, and the arts—and where the integration of engineering practice and theory are combined through application to realworld problems. Our graduates possess a deep understanding of engineering’s role in society and are leaders in research, industry, and the public sector.
In today’s rapidly changing world, it is imperative that we continue to attract an extraordinary caliber of students, further grow our reputation for excellence and innovation in engineering education and research, and prepare our students to be global leaders, able to anticipate and address tomorrow’s challenges. The Whiting School is committed to providing this next generation of students with ample opportunities to unleash entrepreneurial spirit, engage in pioneering research, and cultivate a love of learning that extends beyond both the classroom and their years at Johns Hopkins University.
Tomorrow’s engineering leaders must be prepared to address the demands of an increasingly complex world. Investment in the Whiting School’s students, faculty, and infrastructure will enable us to continue to attract the most committed and qualified students, further grow our reputation for excellence and innovation in engineering education and research, and prepare our students to be global leaders.