American companies have traditionally held a competitive advantage around the globe. Today, that dominance is in question. Engineers must be prepared to navigate their way in diverse cultures around the globe. The college recently established partnerships with engineering and computer science schools in China, the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria to benefit our students. Research, internship and study abroad opportunities are increasing annually.
For example, each year the College of Engineering sends a number of students to Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, China. Students from both universities work together to solve unique engineering problems. Alumna Maria Guido spent the summer of her senior year in Graz, Austria researching heat transfer and exploring Europe.
These are just some of the opportunities available to our students and new opportunities arise every year.