The computing program (BSC) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The engineering program (BSE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
With the increase in students in the Engineering and Computer Science Department more space then just the 3rd floor... read more >
Engineering Expanding into Harrigan Hall
With the increase in students in the Engineering and Computer Science Department more space then just the 3rd floor of Haughey Hall was needed.
Until an additional pod can be added to the science complex we have been scouting the campus looking for space that we can use. It came to light that there was some space in Harrigan Hall. Although Harrigan Hall houses the Visual Arts and Design Department, the Deans offices for School of Health Sciences and Lithotech there were a couple of rooms not being used so Engineering has been moving into those spaces this summer.
School year 2016-2017 will find the Department of Engineering & Computer Science in two buildings - 3rd floor Haughey Hall will still house Computer Science faculty and classes with a few Engineering classes still held there. Then most of of the Engineering faculty and classrooms will be over in Harrigan Hall. Downstairs Harrigan Hall will be 4 labs, 2 faculty offices and 2 research offices. Main floor will be the rest of the engineering faculty offices and one classroom. Then on the top floor there will be classes held in the auditorium and one more classroom.
We still need more room - Engineering needs to have everything in one place so a couple more labs, another classroom and an auditorium that will fit our whole department (approx 150) would be great! We are looking forward to the STEMplex being funded and built so that Engineering will have an adequate home for all their student's needs.
The Engineering and Computer Science Department at Andrews University has many exciting activities... read more >
Mission Fund for Projects in Engineering
The Engineering and Computer Science Department at Andrews University has many exciting activities and projects planned for this year. One of the most rewarding for students is the ability to work on mission projects that can impact and make a difference for individuals in developing areas of the world.
Because of its strong interest and involvement in service to underprivileged communities, the Department of Engineering and Computer Science, in 2014 began implementing a chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA(EWB). EWB is a nonprofit organization that works with community-driven development programs worldwide to create and complete sustainable engineering projects.
“Joining Engineers Without Borders helps us to continue fulfilling our mission of service and meeting people’s needs, It gives us the framework to use our engineering skills in design, collaboration, and service to further Christ’s mission.” Dr. Boon-Chai Ng
We are inviting our former alumni and donors to partner with our department in financial support of student mission projects. The following student testimony shows the personal impact of mission projects on students.
“I believe this award provides an opportunitiy that I would never afford to have. Having the privilege to participate in this summer program has allowed me to learn to solve contemporary societal problems while providing service to others. I really appreciate having a Christian learning environment, which is a huge contrast from the community college where I transferred. Thank you for this gift.” Eduardo Cunha
In the past 4 years our department has grown by 40%, which led to expanding the Engineering & Computer Science program into Harrigan Hall for more space and program growth. As chair, I always contemplate over the question, “What will take us from where we are to the next level?” I believe that the mission emphasis for our students is a major part in answering that question and getting us to where we want to be. I invite faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and supporters to join me in financial partnership and support for the Student Mission Fund. Our department is very fortunate to have such wonderful people in this quest and I am forever grateful to you all. Do not hesitate to give us your advice, wisdom, and prayers. Blessings to all!
Hyun J. Kwon, Ph. D – Professor & Chair of Engineering and Computer Science
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Starting at Andrews University’s Department of Engineering & Computer Science in Fall 2016, Dr. Jay Johnson the new... read more >
New Engineering Faculty - Jay Johnson, PhD
Starting at Andrews University’s Department of Engineering & Computer Science in Fall 2016, Dr. Jay Johnson the new professor of engineering, comes to us from Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. There, Johnson made a difference by developing a kinetic fluid model to describe kinetic effects on wave generation, propagation, and dissipation in the magnetosphere and applied the kinetic fluid model and 3D hybrid simulations to examine linear and nonlinear mode conversion and transport processes associated with kinetic Alfven waves at the magnetopause and compared with observation. Another project includes leading the space physics group at PPPL since 2005, growing the group from one person (in 2005) to four through a successful flow of external funding. Along with that, he strategically built the PPPL space physics group to include a full suite of modeling expertise in multi fluid, kinetic-MHD, gyro kinetic, full particle PIC, and finite element wave codes. He also led joint projects with fusion researchers to develop a finite element full wave code that describes waves in space and fusion plasmas and a gyro kinetic model for space applications; as well as advised students and postdocs and taught graduate student & summer intern courses, among much more research. Prior to Princeton he served as a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska. He graduated from M.I.T with his PhD is Physics and graduated his undergraduate from University of Colorado with a BA in Physics and Math.