New students, new faculty, new courses, new opportunities. The wonderful thing about a career in higher education is that we get to restart each fall. For me, it’s a pleasure to meet the incoming freshmen in my Intro to Engineering & Technology Professions class. They have high expectations, big plans for their future, and bring fresh perspectives on everything. This is why I so love the university environment – dynamic, stimulating and, quite often, lots of fun.
We have a number of exciting things happening in the department including the launch of our online 2-year Construction Technology program. Enrollments are strong and we have admitted students from all over the nation (and northern hemisphere, for that matter). Add the on-campus students, and it’s clear we are filling a much needed niche for the construction industry.
On the national news front, we made the ASEE national rankings shortlist again. The department faculty and staff have worked hard to recruit and retain students here at SDSU and it paid off nicely. The American Society for Engineering Education ranked us 10th in the nation for engineering technology degrees awarded, 16th in the nation for women earning engineering technology degrees, and 35th in the nation on engineering technology enrollment. Great press for our programs. Kudos to all!
So, in closing, I send big thank you to our alumni, friends, and supporters. You make it possible for us to deliver the programs and outreach services that make our Construction and Operations Management department a successful operating unit at SDSU.
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Teresa J.K. Hall
Professor & Department Head