The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science is home to the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering, and several research institutes and centers. The Ritchie School offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs. The engineering bachelor degrees are ABET accredited. Our Mission: Advancing technical and scientific knowledge and capabilities to improve quality of life for our global society.
We are a diverse learning and teaching community discovering creative solutions for healthy, global citizens living in a smart, sustainable world. Students are the center of our academic programs; Students gain deeper knowledge through experiential learning; Inclusive excellence is essential to tapping into diverse talents, ways of thinking and working together; Collaboration across disciplines, boundaries and fields can lead to breakthroughs and innovation; Continuous innovation is essential to teaching and research; Creative thinking is fueled by an inquisitive nature and a quest for discovery.
The entrepreneurial mindset is expressed in our strategic plan through our new approach to education and research.
Entrepreneurial mindset is a hallmark of education at the Ritchie School. Through the NAE Grand Challenges and other campus-wide initiatives like Project X-ITE, there is a clear and intentional focus on developing entrepreneurial capabilities for each of our students. We are very excited about the connections KEEN provides to accelerate our collaboration with other institutions which are similarly committed to innovation and entrepreneurship as fundamental 21st century skills.
--Haluk Ogmen, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Understanding how data is stored, manipulated, and explored using software is fundamental to Computer Science. This exercise explores the classic three dimensional model of the Utah (or Newell) Teapot.
The exercise can be extended in several directions including discussions of geometric transformations such as rotations and scaling (involving simple linear algebra and trigonometry) and topics in graphics (such as shading algorithms).
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Implementation of hands-on MAKING in engineering courses to foster the Entrepreneurial Mindset.