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Engineering at Smith

Mission

The mission of Smith's Picker Engineering Program is threefold:

  1. To prepare Smith undergraduates for leadership roles in the profession of engineering and society in general by engendering:
  • reductive and integrative approaches to problem-solving;
  • deep conceptual understanding of engineering science fundamentals;
  • strong written, oral and visual communication skills;
  • An ability to translate fundamental principles to socially informed design applications;
  • A passion for continuous learning and self improvement;
  • Preparation for the professional practice of engineering
  1. To cultivate a community of scholars at the college recognized programmatically and individually for contributions to the advancement of engineering practice and pedagogy
  2. To promote engineering as within the context of a liberal education and as a profession in service to humanity