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Annual Report
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PAST ANNUAL REPORTS

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2006–2007 highlights

Message from Dean Paul S. Peercy

State-of-the-art facilities are crucial for providing high-quality educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. This fall, faculty, staff and students moved into an expanded Mechanical Engineering Building. This historic building now is ready to play its role in a new century of engineering research, education, and innovation.

In another important step toward realizing our vision of creating a college of engineering that is more than the sum of its parts, the COE COE 2010 Task Force funded 11 pilot projects that seek to transform undergraduate education. These projects include new courses in energy and sustainability, and analysis of reliability, risk and uncertainty; programs to promote education and research in biological engineering; participation in the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering project; new study abroad prorams; new resources for instructors regarding diversity, advising and teaching; and new approaches to teaching technical communication and problem-solving with computers.

As you will see in this report, we are building a college of engineering that offers greatly increased cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental and cross-campus research and education in an increasingly collaborative community of scholars.

Paul S. Peercy, Dean

Invention disclosures

During the 2006 fiscal year, College of Engineering faculty, staff and students had 178 invention disclosures, with 134 U.S. patent applications filed and 45 patents issued. For the seventh consecutive year, the college has reported more than 100 patent disclosures. Total research expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30 reached nearly $113 million. Turn to the 2006-2007 Financial Summary for further details.

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