From The Dean

Spring 2024

From the Dean: Spring 2024

Overall survey results suggest that the members of our community feel satisfied and supported by the school.

Winter 2024

From the Dean: Winter 2024

The start of a new academic year is always exciting, but this fall—a time when AI and data science underpin so many of our endeavors—is particularly energizing.

Spring 2023

From the Dean: Spring 2023

There is currently considerable public discourse about ChatGPT, an AI tool that can generate coherent, seemingly researched narrative responses when given a basic prompt.

Winter 2023

From the Dean: Winter 2023

Through this issue’s three feature stories, I believe one can see how resilient we are, even in the most challenging times.

Spring 2022

From the Dean: Spring 2022

An academic year that started with an undercurrent of uncertainty and caution has drawn to a close with the campus again bustling with activity. Spring Fair, commencement ceremonies on Homewood Field, and students hanging out on the “Beach” signal a return to normalcy that I think we all craved.

Winter 2022

From the Dean: Winter 2022

Today as never before, engineers and engineering impact just about every aspect of our lives—from our understanding of how infectious diseases spread and the reliability of the power grid to commerce, social interactions, and even political discourse.

Summer 2021

From the Dean: Summer 2021

While the impact of COVID-19 is not fully known and even as society continues to address ongoing challenges, I am thrilled to share with you that we’re planning for a staged return of activity on the Homewood campus this fall.

Winter 2021

From the Dean: Winter 2021

While we continue to work through the impacts of COVID-19 on the university—as well as on our lives—a comforting sense of business-as-usual began to take hold as the fall term progressed.

Summer 2020

From the Dean: Summer 2020

Today, as never before, we can see just how critical engineering and engineers are—and will be—to our health, safety, and well-being. I am immensely proud of the way the WSE community has risen to the challenge and is making an impact on the world.