David Munson, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, gives an overview of the opportunities at Michigan Engineering.
Messages from the Dean
Creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and making a difference are among the topics the Dean discusses with student, alumni, donor and other stakeholder audiences throughout the academic year.Read More
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The Strategic Plan focuses on fostering a creative community, leadership and smart risk taking, and strategic alignment of resources and priorities. The plan's three major initiatives are:
MCubed: A research funding program that provides immediate startup funds for novel, high-risk and transformative interdisciplinary projects.
MconneX: An initiative focused on creating a stronger Michigan community by providing dynamic interactive connections, including compelling videos, continuing education and service opportunities and relevant event co-sponsorships.
Michigan Engineering Plus: An effort to broaden engineering students' thinking skills through experiential learning, including a best-in-class honors program, international opportunities, multidisciplinary design projects, arts collaborations and other means of taking advantage of the University's excellence across disciplines.
Leadership and Diversity
Priority efforts toward making a difference include: developing faculty leadership; enhancing our effective educational practices; establishing a diverse and global creative community; leveraging recognition of our impact; and building assets for operational excellence.
Engineering Advisory Council
Collaborations Across Campus
One of the University of Michigan's primary distinctions is excellence across a vast range of disciplines. The University is one of only a handful of institutions proudly home to 95 top-ten ranked programs. Michigan Engineering enriches the student and faculty experience through innovative collaborations with the Medical School, Ross School of Business and a vibrant arts academic community that also is based on North Campus. Examples include: