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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Coulter School of Engineering!

With a rich, 100+-year history, the tradition of educating engineering leaders at Clarkson remains strong. In fact, one in five Clarkson alumni is a CEO, president, vice president of a company.

Guided by the principles that underscore our motto, “Technology Serving Humanity," the Coulter School of Engineering draws on our tradition as well as our commitment to develop and apply emerging technologies and educate the next generation of engineers to drive innovation in the global economy of the 21st Century. 

Our students pursue enriched educational programs that prepare them to meet the challenges of the global technological society. They are engaged in activities that span boundaries beyond traditional disciplines and provide experiences in the interconnected processes of discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise. With world-class faculty and laboratories, opportunities range from conducting socially relevant research as an undergraduate to participating in any of 16 innovative design projects in our award-winning SPEED (Student Projects for Experiential Education and Design) program.

Our recently established Clarkson Common Experience Program ensures that our graduates are creative, lifelong learners that they have excellent communication and business management skills, are aware of contemporary issues, and are natural leaders.  In short, they are poised to function successfully in rapidly changing and uncertain world.

We offer B.S. degrees in nine engineering disciplines (Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering and Management, Environmental, Mechanical, and Software).  While our programs are rigorous in fundamentals, there is sufficient flexibility to complete a minor or concentration in emerging areas such as Advanced Materials, Biomedical Engineering, Sustainable Energy, or in Business, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

The Coulter School also offers many master and doctoral degrees.   A majority of the faculty members are involved in multidisciplinary research focus areas of the university in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, the Center for the Environment, the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Science and Technology, and the Shipley Center for Innovation.

We are blessed with faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching, dedicated students who strive to become engineering leaders, remarkably loyal staff, and exceptionally supportive alumni.   I am especially proud of our new faculty members. These remarkable teachers and researchers have been recognized nationally with many prestigious publication awards as well as several National Science Foundation CAREER Awards.

This is an exciting time at the Coulter School of Engineering as we commit ourselves to excellence in achieving our education, research and outreach missions in service to humanity. Please take time to explore our web site and come visit us. We will be delighted to show you around and to highlight the remarkable activities of our students and faculty.


Goodarz Ahmadi
Dean, Coulter School of Engineering