Welcome to the College of Engineering!
I am excited and privileged to have this opportunity to join with UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff, students, administration, and alumni to build a premier College of Engineering that educates exceptional scholars, pursues cutting-edge research and engages both the regional and neighboring communities.
The College aims to produce the best prepared workforce necessary to meet the challenges of the 21 st century – energy, the environment, health care and security – and to enhance economic prosperity and quality of life.
To accomplish these goals, the College will strive to:
- Build on its strength in undergraduate education;
- Expand and continue to attract high quality faculty;
- Increase its impact in research;
- Improve the quality and scope of graduate programs;
- Modernize its infrastructure; and,
- Continue a commitment to increasing diversity among our students and faculty.
By melding creative ideas and a dedicated faculty with unparalleled community support and investment, we have an opportunity to advance the College of Engineering to national prominence. In particular, the development of dynamic educational programs including entrepreneurial and global components, interdisciplinary research initiatives in, for example, biotechnology, and expanded service-learning opportunities in healthcare and sustainability will foster a new level of excellence in learning, discovery, understanding, and engagement.
This is a promising time to be at UMass Dartmouth. As Dean, I could not be more enthusiastic about the opportunities available to us. I am eager to work together with the UMass Dartmouth team as well as with all of the outstanding friends and supporters of the College of Engineering to attain our goals.
Robert E. Peck