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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, alternative 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 Requirement
As a future engineer, you will be part of an ever-increasing international profession. To prepare you as a global citizen, the Whitacre College of Engineering requires all undergraduate students to have an international experience of 6 weeks or longer. There are four methods to complete the international experience requirement: study abroad, intern abroad, research abroad, or service-learning abroad. The International Engineering Programs (IEP) team looks forward to assisting you in your experience abroad.

College News

Environmental Engineering Professor Receives Grant to Find Ways to Effectively Treat Landfill Leachate

( Sep 20th ) Jennifer Guelfo will look at the way per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances behave in landfills and how to prevent them from entering landfill leachate.
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Texas Tech to Power Professionals in Energy Industry With New Master's Degree Program

( Sep 9th ) The degree will incorporate courses in business, law, wind energy and engineering.
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Engineering Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Take New Approach in Accurate Numerical Simulation Wave Propagation

( Sep 9th ) Alexander Idesman is working on a new computational method that will quickly, and accurately, solve the way waves spread, leading to better structural designs in the future.
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Led by the Arts, Texas Tech Establishes Multidisciplinary Research Lab

( Aug 23rd ) The lab includes researchers from the Texas Tech University System and several other institutions and was made possible by a cooperative agreement award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Researchers Awarded Grant From the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

( Aug 23rd ) The group will use the funds to create an instrument prototype to detect cancer cells in the blood.
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