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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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7,600 Miles to Engineering Opportunity

Dean helps aspiring engineer from Zimbabwe attend camp at UD At the University of Delaware, our passion for engineering education goes beyond the classroom — it spans the globe. Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering at UD, was visiting extended...

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Your STEM toy shopping list

UD K-12 STEM education expert recommends holiday gifts If your child’s holiday wish list includes a robot, consider this: The best robot toys are the ones that kids can tinker with. “Kits often have prescriptive instructions, with one ‘solution’ to building,” said...

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Engineering for Ability

At UD summer camps, kids use engineering to help others Wielding power drills, pipe cleaners and rulers, a group of aspiring engineers re-wires the engines of toy cars. They swap the foot pedals for push buttons, pad rough edges with foam and deck out the vehicles...

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