School of Engineering
Student Engineering Design Studio
The School has committed to creating a studio home for all student engineering design and innovative activities. The Studio will support inter- and cross disciplinary courses for undergraduates and provide space for student competition teams.
The Studio is designed to help foster collaboration — cross-disciplinary teamwork, learning and application of new tools and methods for developing and presenting ideas — and, ultimately, become a setting for creating innovative products and services.
Alumnus Stewart G. McMillan, CEO of Task Force Tips, and his wife, Kathryn H. McMillan, so strongly agree with the School’s need for such a facility that they offered a $300,000 challenge grant to jump-start fundraising. Renovations of an existing building on the Hammond Campus began during summer 2017 to transform the space into the studio.
Student Success And Community
Our mission is to prepare students who recognize the complexity of the world, appreciate the relationship of their work to society, and are dedicated to creative enterprises that improve our quality of life. And our students are delivering on that expectation.
Mentored by Assistant Professor Chien-Chung Chen, students of PNW’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter won Wooden Bridge, Concrete Frisbee and Technical Paper competitions at the 2018 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference. Their steel bridge design also ranked fourth overall and third in construction speed, lightness, display, economy and efficiency.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) students placed 4th overall at the 2018 evGrand Prix Student World Finals on May 15 & 16 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team also placed 1st in Design, 2nd in Energy Efficiency, and 5th in STEM Outreach.
Among ‘Best Engineering Programs’
The School is listed at No. 26 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of “Best Engineering Programs in the U.S.”
Theranking, for institutions whose highest awarded degree is at the baccalaureate or master’s level, is the best showing earned by the university’s engineering program. In addition, ABET (accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology) awarded full accreditation to all four of the School’s undergraduate programs with no weaknesses or deficiencies identified.