SIUE School of Engineering to Work with Army Corps of Engineers
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students and faculty will benefit from a new partnership between the School and the St. Louis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-MVS). The three-year program’s goal is to encourage and enhance study in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at SIUE.
The USACE recognizes the importance of STEM to the nation’s future and SIUE’s significant relationships to regional business, industrial and governmental institutions. The partnership will also support USACE’s effort to attract a talented and diverse STEM work force by increasing the talent pool through the use of these types of partnerships.
“We are enthusiastic to develop this partnership to enrich the educational experience and opportunities offered through the School of Engineering,” said Chris Gordon, associate dean of the School. “Active engagement with our engineering and technology community is vital as we inform and inspire our future STEM leaders.”
“This partnership is an investment in our future,” said Col. Anthony Mitchell, commander of the St. Louis District. “It will provide students the skills and experiences they need to be successful in STEM careers and help our nation build a diverse and capable future workforce.”
The USACE will perform volunteer activities such as providing presentations on special STEM subjects and providing real world applications of STEM principles to students. Students will be able to visit USACE facilities and be aware of career opportunities within USACE.
SIUE faculty and students will have the opportunity to collaborate in selected USACE initiatives.
Photo: Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering.