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November 9, 2012

Building on Success: Greater Innovation and Leadership in Engineering

Scott R. Hummel, Interim Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division, speaks with John Leone, Lafayette Sports Network broadcaster and associate director of major gifts, about initiatives engineering faculty are implementing to increase multidisciplinary opportunities for students and add curricular flexibility to allow them to explore other fields in and outside engineering.

“Our vision is to provide engineering students not only with an outstanding technical education but also with opportunities to pursue innovative collaborations with faculty and students from all disciplines at the College,” Hummel says.

He is very clear on the main reason why: “Employers want students who can innovate and lead. The disciplines are important, but when they are combined with leadership, innovation, and broad perspective, the education we provide creates endless opportunities for our students. These abilities are transferable and will serve our students from their entry-level position to the CEO’s office.”

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