Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering has changed its name to the Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective June 1.
The name change coincides with the relocation of the computer science program to the School of Engineering, said Dennis Horn, Dean of Engineering. The School of Engineering and Applied Science designation reflects recognition of the broad, interdisciplinary nature of modern science and technology applications to the solution of current and emerging societal problems, Horn said.
The move also reflects a similar trend at many universities – including Columbia, University of California at Los Angeles, Princeton and Northwestern – to house engineering, computer science, and other applied sciences within one academic unit.
Horn said the school will work to develop an undergraduate concentration that will allow students to explore the use of technology and computers in solving problems and doing research in other disciplines. Also, there are plans for a graduate interdisciplinary program in computer science.
In the fall, Gonzaga will formally recognize the name change with the installation of new signage. Details of that event will be announced. The school is located in the Herak Center.
For more information please contact Dennis Horn at (509) 323-6117 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.