In the News: Engineering Leaders

The Muscatine Journal reported that the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering “is preparing for a record enrollment this fall” with 2,000 undergraduates currently enrolled. Dr. Alec B. Scranton, IA B ’85, is dean of UI’s College of Engineering and an alumnus of the university.

Dr. Scranton believes that “one of the reasons so many students are selecting the engineering major is that the university has been reaching out to students as young as elementary age with fun programs, including the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League.” Click here to read the article for other reasons why UI’s engineering enrollments has grown nearly 40 percent in the past four years.


Materials engineer Subra Suresh, Ph.D., has been chosen as the next president of Carnegie Mellon University, beginning in July. Currently, Dr. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining NSF, he was dean of the School of Engineering at MIT. Read more here


Penn State University released a news article announcing the retirement of the Inge Marcus Dean of Penn State’s College of Engineering. Dr. David N. Wormley will retire this summer. He began his position as dean in 1992.

Dr. Rob Pangborn, (NJ B ’74), interim executive vice president and provost at Penn State said, “In advancing the Learning Factory and The Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, Dean Wormley has created an innovative model for other engineering schools to follow.”



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