The Engineering and Design Department offers four undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing Engineering, and Polymer Materials Engineering. Our department has a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship that develops industry-ready graduates through a combination of creative problem-solving, analytical skills development, and experiential learning.
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Students complete one application to be considered for eligibility for a number of scholarships within our department. Students must be a current declared pre-major or major to be eligible.
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Jayme Perman, a Polymer Materials Engineering senior, has been working with the Ocean Plastics Recovery Project (OPR) since April 2022. Jayme was offered a summer internship by OPR in Portland and was also able to travel to Alaska to characterize recovered marine debris. Jayme is currently working on research incorporating recovered ocean plastic into new products in partnership with HP and OPR.
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Dr. Bhaskar Ramasubramanian is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering working in the broad area of cyber-physical systems (CPS). His research is currently supported by an NSF CRII grant titled `Cognizant Learning for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems.’ He teaches courses in Artificial Intelligence, Control, and CPS. He is passionate about demonstrating the cross-disciplinary scope of the EECE curriculum to students through experiences that integrate inquiry-based learning with exposure to state-of-the-art research.
Manufacturing Engineering alumna (2021) Gina Kim is a Robotic Sales Specialist at Olympus Controls where she helps people understand automation technology and where to implement it. This role means Gina is on the road a lot of the time visiting different factories, businesses and research facilities, which she describes as an episode of "How It's Made" every day! Gina believes that Western's Manufacturing Engineering program prepared her for the industry, because the content of her hands-on classes and labs is what she sees in the field.
Read more about Gina on our Alumni Page!
Listen to Gina talk about her passion for engineering in the Skagit STEM Network video.