Since its founding in 1964, the college has had a strong commitment to undergraduate engineering education. To prepare students for professional engineering careers requires more than academic knowledge, it requires workplace preparedness. The “Leadership in Engineering” program provides specialized instruction and development of leadership and teamwork competencies to prepare students for the workplace.
Supporting Global Research Initiatives
Agilent Technologies has committed annually to providing proprietary design software licenses so our students can graduate and get right to work, eliminating a six month training period for employers. During the second phase, the College seeks more partners dedicated to providing our students with the software and hardware needed to succeed in a competitive career marketplace.
Annually, the college performs $28 million in research in a variety of critical areas - biomedical engineering, sustainability, computing, transportation and renewable energy solutions. Clean and available water resources are a top priority in Florida and the college is at the forefront of developing alternate energy sources. Researchers working in solar energy storage and biofuels have received world-wide recognition for their novel research. Biomedical engineering researchers recently discovered the gene that causes age-related hearing loss. Philanthropic investment will provide the stability needed for continued breakthroughs.
Supporting Students and Faculty
Competition for the nation’s best and brightest students is fierce. Therefore, we are seeking investment in scholarships, fellowships, chairs and professorships.
While infrastructure improvements have been started, we will continue to seek financial support to renovate and update labs, and to provide classrooms equipped with the latest technologies.
Since 1966 the College of Engineering has conferred more than 22,000 degrees to the Tampa Bay area’s top professional engineers. We have come a long way in 50 years. With your investment we can continue this tradition of engineering excellence.