Points of Pride - College of Engineering

  • The college ranked in the Top 50 Best Master of Computer Engineering Programs for 2017 by the TFE Times.
  • The robotics team swept the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering national robotics competition in November 2016, winning nearly half of all the possible points.
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers SIU student chapter successfully hosted the 2018 regional concrete canoe and steel bridge competition, with both SIU teams qualifying for nationals. The accomplishment was rewarded by the American Institute of Steel Construction selecting SIU for its 2019 national finals of its Student Steel Bridge Competition, planned for May 31-June 1. About 40 teams and 600 to 700 participants from all over the nation plan to attend.

  • The college received a new $1 million National Science Foundation STEM Leadership grant to fund scholarships in leadership.

  • Kanchan Mondal, professor of mechanical engineering and energy processes, received the Best Presentation Award at the 19th International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences, Venice, Italy, June 2017.

  • Terry Asher, a 1987 alumnus of the College of Engineering, has committed the first $1 million of a planned gift to support undergraduate student scholarships.
  • The college’s Leadership Development Program, created and funded by alumnus Dick Blaudow and his wife, Brigitte, won the Delyte Morris Award for Commitment and Excellence in Community Service in 2016 for its work with The Science Center of Southern Illinois.
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams won first place at the regional competitions in 2016. Also, two teams from the college finished in the top 10 during the 2016 Human Exploration Rover Challenge, which is sponsored by NASA and previously was known as the “moonbuggy race.” Student teams also finished in two of the three top spots at the rover challenge in 2014. 
  • The college is home to the Center for Embedded Systems, a national consortium of electronics research funded by the National Science Foundation. The center is a joint effort among SIU’s College of Engineering, the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University and private industry. Created in 2009, the center remains the only one of its kind funded by NSF in the nation.