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The Engineering Initiative
  • Governor Thanks Engineering Task Force for Providing Clear Plan

    Investments by Halliburton and others will enhance the UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative to elevate the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Learn more!

  • Robotics faculty and students

    The UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative seeks to build world-class interdisciplinary research capabilities that will have significant impacts on Wyoming and the nation. Learn more!

  • Computer Engineering faculty and students in the classroom.

    UW produces talented graduates in demand by employers. The UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative will expand our local recognition to a national reputation. Learn about the Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program today!


UW Tier-1 Engineering Initiative Appreciation

Thank you to the Task Force, alumni and champions for your vision to propel the College of Engineering and Applied Science to the realms of excellence in instruction, research and service. We appreciate your support!

A Call to Excellence

In May 2012, Governor Mead, the State Legislature and the Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force articulated a vision to propel the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) and the University of Wyoming (UW) to the realms of excellence in instruction, research and service. UW’s leadership, faculty and staff are committed to this vision; and equally important, UW’s industry partners have embraced this vision and will help actualize it.

On March 5, 2014, Governor Mead and the Wyoming State Legislature approved biennium funding of $8 million for Phase 1 of the Engineering Initiative, in addition to the $18.4 million for facilities development.

The faculty, staff and students of the College of Engineering and Applied Science are most grateful for this support. We also appreciate greatly the wisdom and dedication of the Task Force members and so many of our alumni and champions, who guided this effort and helped make it happen. We are honored by their vote of confidence and will strive to fulfill our collective ambition of becoming a Tier-1 institution.

Please read the full letter UW Tier-1 Initiative: College of Engineering and Applied Science by Dr. Khaled A.M. Gasem, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

UW Tier-1 Initiative in Action

Excellence in undergraduate education

Talysa Stockert

UW McNair Scholar's Research Project Chosen for 'Posters on the Hill' Event

February 11, 2014 — When Talysa Stockert was a child, she and her father shared time taking apart home appliances and putting them back together.

Productive economic development through partnerships.

Green House Data Partners with the Department of Computer Science – Industrial Affiliates Program

Green House Data Partners with the Department of Computer Science – Industrial Affiliates Program

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to welcome Green House Data as the most recent partner in its Industrial Affiliates program.

World-class research and graduate education.

Lamia Goual

UW Assistant Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award To Dig Deeper into Rock and Fluid Interactions

By studying oil and its effects on heterogeneous rocks in the subsurface, Lamia Goual plans to create an advanced computer model that will benefit both the environmental and energy industries.

K-14 STEM education


Learning With Robots

Every Thursday since October 2013, a number of Laramie’s middle and high school students have been coming to campus to play with robots. In the process, they   learn math, science and programming.


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What is a TIer-1 university?

A Tier-1 university is a nationally recognized institution of academic excellence and world-class research.

$15 Million Collaboration

The University of Wyoming announced today an investment of $15 million from Hess Corporation, bringing its total investment in UW since 2013 to $25 million. Hess is now UW's single largest corporate donor.

Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program

We are seeking outstanding students interested in being mentored in research and scholarship. The Scholarship will provide $6,000 of annual funding to help cover the cost of tuition, room and board. Apply for the Scholarship today!

Research that Matters

Research by college faculty and students touch every facet of people's lives around the world, including new advances in robotics, innovative ways to enhance energy development, improving composite materials for industry, increasing our understanding of weather and its influence on the world, and building the cities of tomorrow.

A World-Class Experience

A World-Class Experience
Students, researchers and academic professionals work together to develop breakthrough fundamental engineering and applied science solutions that are relevant to high impact industrial challenges and problems. Video produced by Brian Guice.

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