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Welcome to the Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering is a globally elite college of engineering composed of a community of scholars; faculty, students and staff all working together to educate the best engineering talent in the world. All our graduates are internationally aware, have solid engineering fundamentals, an understanding of how their profession effects human society and are prepared to be technological leaders, regionally, nationally and internationally. Red Raider Engineers are simply the best of the best.

The college is an internationally recognized research institution ranked among the best in the country. Here, award-winning faculty, intimate classes, the International Experience Initiative, and hands-on internships combine with a true community of scholars to empower students with the knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running.

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Blending math, science, critical and creative thinking, our students and alumni are designing innovative solutions that are transforming the world. From self-repairing transportation infrastructure, smart cities, alliterative energy methods, improving unconventional oil and gas recovery, the use and recovery of clean water and its distribution, engineering bio inspired processes, materials and structures, and developing medical solutions; Red Raiders are at the forefront of regional, national and global solutions. Consistent with our belief "from here, it's possible," Red Raiders are leaving their mark on the world.

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International Experience
As a student, you have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad and experience the thrill of exploring another country and culture. As a future engineer, you will be part of an ever-increasing international profession.

College News

Professor Receives Four-Year, $1.2 Million Research Grant

( Aug 9th ) Professor Stephen Bayne is continuing his collaborative research project with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Professor Produces TNT With a Bigger Bang

( Aug 1st ) Mechanical engineering professor Michelle Pantoya’s research can help metal particles release more of their stored chemical energy.

Professor's Work Could Lead to More Fuel-Efficient Tires

( Jul 27th ) Horn Professor Greg McKenna received a $345,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research ring molecules.
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Petroleum Engineering Graduate Program Ranks in Top 10

( Jul 27th ) U.S. News & World Report lauds Bob L. Herd Department as of the best in the country.
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Professor Develops Artificial Cornea Grown on a Chip

( Jul 24th ) Assistant Professor Jungkyu (Jay) Kim microengineered a chip that replicates the human cornea and can be used to help speed up the drug-evaluation process for eye medications.
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