Message from the Dean

Dr. Kenrick Mock, Interim Dean

It is my honor to serve as Interim Dean for the College of Engineering. I have been a faculty member teaching Computer Science for the past 18 years, and have also served as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering for two of those years. I am committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience to our students, solving critical problems through research, and meeting Alaska’s needs for engineering graduates.

With more than 1430 students now enrolled in our various programs, UAA's College of Engineering is poised to become a globally prominent center of engineering research and education.  We have settled in to our new Engineering and Industry Building (EIB) and renovated Engineering & Computation Building (ECB).  These state-of-the-art facilities have inspired increased outreach by engineering alumni and others to current and future students—including K-12 students through programs such as our Summer Engineering Academies—with the goal of inspiring and informing them about the opportunities available at UAA. Part of this effort includes the creation of a 4-year scholarship designed to recruit and retain Alaska’s top-performing high school students in our programs. Last year, our engineering students received more than $1.6 million in various scholarships.

In addition, UAA's College of Engineering has seen a dramatic increase of more than 130% in research expenditures. Our faculty and facilities are up to the task of meeting the increasing demand for the next generation of Alaskan engineers, and we are proud that approximately 74% of our graduating students have jobs before they graduate.

We invite you to browse our website to find out more about the opportunities available through UAA’s College of Engineering, and feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about our programs.

 

Dr. Kenrick Mock
Interim Dean and Professor of Computer Science
UAA College of Engineering
kjmock@alaska.edu

 

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