Dr. Amit Shukla has been appointed the next Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. He will join Seattle University on July 1, 2022. Read the full announcement.
The College of Science and Engineering is the STEM college at Seattle University, with more than a dozen majors spanning the fields of science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The College is dedicated to preparing students for responsible roles in their chosen professions and to advancing the educational qualifications of practicing professionals. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition of liberal education, the College seeks to foster an understanding of scientific inquiry and a critical appreciation of technological change among all Seattle University students, and to inspire them to lifelong intellectual, professional, and human growth.
“While we are dedicated to helping students learn the essential concepts of science, we involve students in research so they also learn to do science—the whole messy, challenging, uncertain, embracing, thrilling experience.”
“Research is the centerpiece of our curriculum and our faculty view the mentorship of undergraduate researchers as their most important and fulfilling work.”
“I want to help my students develop a strong understanding of the fundamentals and see how these principles are applied in practice. If they leave here excited about civil engineering and the impact they can have on society, then I have done my job.”
“I want to create an inclusive, supportive and academically challenging learning environment where personal attention from faculty, peer mentoring, collaboration and hands-on projects help our students reach their potential. I believe the best learning happens when students feel that they belong to a community; they are inspired not only to excel in their courses but also to innovate.”
“The most important thing I hope my students take away from my classes is that mathematics is a beautiful, complex, structured, abstract, growing realm and that, by exploring this realm, students will develop important skills that not only allow them to better navigate and appreciate mathematics itself, but any area of human thought.”
“I want to maximize each student’s potential by understanding their interests and aspirations and by creating a program that will help them be successful in life and career.”
“Advances in science and technology come from young minds pushing into the unknown. As professors teaching courses and in supervising undergraduate research, my colleagues and I emphasize this creative spirit of inquiry, and not just learning what has been already established. An open mind is more vital than ever.”