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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

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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Students to Participate in Summer 2019 Commencement

( Aug 7th ) Schedule, top graduates and banner bearers are announced.

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.
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