The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

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Dean’s Message

Those familiar with me know I believe that engineering is at the heart of society. The coronavirus pandemic is making the impact of engineering innovation evident to the world. Student and faculty engineers and computer scientists quickly pivoted to defending dissertations and teaching online, creatively designing personal protective equipment to fill health care needs, and adeptly analyzing data to better understand COVID-19 and its impact at micro and macro levels.

Personally, the pandemic has been a wake-up call. I have taken action so that when this pandemic is over I will be healthier physically, mentally and spiritually. Academically, I hope best teaching practices for remote and virtual learning continue beyond the pandemic, making engineering education more accessible to expand the pool of future engineers.

There is much work still to be done, but I am proud to be part of the engineering community that is directly addressing one of the most pressing issues of today: the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore our website to find just a few of the ways that members of the Jonsson School are successfully answering this challenge.

Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D. F. ASEE
Dean and Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair
Past President, American Society of Engineering Education
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science

For the most up-to-date news, please see the University’s official COVID‑19 information webpage.


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