A message from Dean Lutchen

Dean-LutchenFall 2017

As we begin another academic year, I am proud to reflect on the latest good news from the College of Engineering. Here are a few highlights I am delighted to share:

    •  The incoming class has an average SAT score of 1430. Thirty-five percent of the incoming class is female; 23 percent is underrepresented minorities. (These statistics are of utmost importance to me!)

    •  Our ranking in U.S. News & World Report has risen 20 places since 2005; we are now ranked 34th among all engineering schools in the country and 15th among all private universities.

    •  Nearly 50 percent of our graduating seniors amplified their base degree by completing a concentration, a minor or a second major, or a dual degree. Over the past few years, as much as 60 percent of the ENG graduating class has taken the unique business school course designed for engineers called The Business of Technology Innovation.

    •  A record number of ENG students have benefitted from Societal Engineering experiences outside the classroom. They include serving as Inspiration Ambassadors in the Technology Innovation Scholars Program, academic year and summer research jobs in faculty labs, membership in student clubs such as the Engineers Without Borders, and participating in the Excellence in Engineering Book Awards.

    •  EPIC (our Engineering Product Innovation Center) has become an extraordinary makerspace hub. It also supports a new required engineering design course in which engineering students work in teams with students from all majors.

    •  The Binoy K. Singh Imagineering Lab has become a popular design and innovation space for a range of student design and venture competitions, many in partnership with business school students.

Virtually all of the activities above and many more require and are supported by generous donations from alumni to our Annual Fund. I thank you, but much more importantly our students thank you! I use 100 percent of your gifts to support student programs and initiatives that are essential to the development of our Societal Engineers.

Please help me sustain and expand these opportunities to deserving ENG students by participating in the Annual Fund. In so doing you contribute immeasurably to the success of our students and the transformation of ENG. Visit our alumni site to see how you can support this new generation of gifted, ambitious BU engineers.

With my personal thanks,
Kenneth R. Lutchen
Dean, College of Engineering

P.S. Please join us on campus Friday evening, September 15, for Alumni Weekend, including the ENG Celebration Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Awards. Visit bu.edu/eng/alumni/aw for details and to register.