On behalf of our Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Students, I welcome you to the homepage of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS)!
As Interim Dean, I am excited about leading CEACS towards new heights as we embark on the start of a new academic year. Since its founding in 1911, our College has positioned itself to lead the effort in increasing the number of minorities, particularly African Americans, in engineering, architecture, and computer science disciplines. Our mission has been to provide an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis on the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students.
In the wake of the centennial anniversary of our illustrious college, we are continuing to add to Howard University’s prestigious legacy. This year, Howard University was ranked as the national top producer of African-American bachelor’s degree recipients who subsequently earned science and engineering doctoral degrees in the United States. This esteemed recognition not only validates our past and present commitment to exceptional instruction, but it also encourages the development of new initiatives to further support our student body.
In response to this need, CEACS has increased its focus on providing global experiential learning experiences for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. Consistent with our University’s motto, “Leadership for America and the Global Community”, we aim to increase the global experiences of our students by pairing them with international colleagues to conduct research and solve critical real-world problems. Through programs like GEAR-UP (Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program) and Engineers without Borders (EWB), we have demonstrated that global leadership is not just a slogan, but also a principle that guides our curriculum and instruction. As we transition into a new academic year, we are further committed to providing a multi-pronged, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing instruction and to fostering the culture of STEM education at the University.
In closing, I invite current and perspective CEACS students to explore our website and learn more about opportunities to work with our nationally and internationally recognized faculty who have a broad range of research expertise. Join us for a tour of our historic campus and an opportunity to meet the CEACS family!
Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., PE
College of Engineering, Architecture, & Computer Sciences