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Global Future

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
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

Helping the Helpers: Student Project Improves Efficiency at South Plains Food Bank

( Jul 11th ) (VIDEO) A group of mechanical engineering students created a conveyor belt to ease the workload of food bank employees and volunteers.
New conveyor belt system implemented at the South Plains Food Bank by mechanical engineering students at Texas Tech.

Researchers Work With NASA to Measure Strength of Worms in Space

( Jun 27th ) The team from Texas Tech University and the University of Nottingham are using C. elegans to study the effects of space flight.
Group of Researchers

Profiles in Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Community: Juliet Owuor

( Jun 25th ) Owuor, a sophomore environmental engineering major from Lubbock, shares her thoughts on being a Red Raider and making Texas Tech a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.
Juliet Owuor

Experts Available to Discuss Firework Safety

( Jun 25th ) With the Fourth of July next week, knowing how to safely handle and store fireworks is a major concern.

Celebrating Women in Engineering: Sunanda Mitra

( Jun 21st ) Sunanda Mitra’s astounding career at Texas Tech University has impacted countless people.
Sunanda Mitra