The mission of the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering is to provide outstanding opportunities for learning and discovery in science and engineering and to foster an environment that is student focused, research intensive, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and responsive to the needs of the community.
The School of Science and Engineering combines the very best of a top tier research university with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Our faculty, who conduct research at the forefront of their disciplines, offer outstanding degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The School is supported by 13 endowed chair positions, 11 endowed professorships and 7 endowed early career professorships.
The SSE faculty attract over $20 million dollars in sponsored research, generate over 500 articles in refereed journals, and file for over 15 new patents each year. The School generates millions in research dollars for the University, champions undergraduate research opportunities, and annually graduates the largest number of doctoral students at Tulane.
The mission of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering is to provide outstanding opportunities for learning and discovery in science and engineering and to foster an environment that is student focused, research intensive, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and responsive to the needs of the community. Our mission aligns with that of KEEN, and KEEN’s emphasis on entrepreneurial activity will help us further our mission and vision. Tulane takes great pride in its ability to redefine itself and sees great value in the new initiatives the KEEN partnership will provide.
Unlike other networks, KEEN offers a strong community of individuals and institutions committed to curricular modification through an active-learning framework. Our inclusion in the Network will provide us with a position to both learn from and contribute to KEEN institutions in the development of EML best practices. Because of our mission’s strong alignment with the KEEN mission, our faculty have responded positively to integrating EML, as it reflects values that already exist in all three engineering departments with the added benefit of structuring methods for ensuring this value is communicated and instilled reliably in all engineering students. Tulane’s leadership in service learning offers a model for institutionalizing the links between classroom activity and real-world impact at the undergraduate level. It also provides a potential mechanism for tracking that impact across campus and in the community.
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