School of Engineering Recognized for Diversity

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering has been selected for the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program's highest-level award.

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30 Seconds in the Lab

Aviv Kresch, a junior studying chemical engineering, talks about biochar and how it can help reduce carbon dioxide levels



Read about publications, labs, research-related events and opportunities for students

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Albert Nerken School of Engineering Strategic Plan

This plan reflects the foundational principles and goals that will guide our organization through the year 2025

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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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