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A Message from Dean Thompson

Engineers are problem solvers, and with the challenges our society faces in human health, climate change and more, we need more problem solvers. When we engage young minds with engineering, we help children understand that they have the power to tackle the world’s problems. We afford them experience not only with the direct underpinnings of engineering, such as physics and chemistry, but also with concepts that are inherent to engineering, such as problem-solving, logic, collaboration, and much more.

Levi T. Thompson, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering
Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering

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K-12 Students Learn from UD Expertise

Participants in the 2019 Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI), a two-week residential program that exposes high school students to scientific research, visited UD in August to learn about 3D Printing, composite materials, robotics and more.

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A Running Start at Research

Wilmington high school student spends summer studying in UD engineering lab Most high school students probably know what a QR code is, but how many can say that they understand the science behind these optical labels? David Miller, a rising junior at Mount Pleasant...

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