Mission and Goals

 Two students examining electronic equipment as a component of their engineering course.
 Takashi Buma, the associate professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering, in conversation with a student on the right.

The Templeton Institute of Engineering and Computer Science and the broader effort to which it belongs, the Union College Engineering and Computer Science Initiative (ECSI), comprise one of the largest and most significant academic undertakings in the history of the College. This multifaceted initiative will drive the transformation of teaching and learning in engineering, computer science, and the liberal arts at Union. The key areas of focus for this initiative are:

  1. Providing visionary leadership for the initiative and advancing Union’s profile by appointing a Dean of Engineering as well as the Co-Directors of the Mary H. ’80 and Richard K. ’80 Templeton Institute of Engineering and Computer Science.

  2. Supporting current programs and expanding academic offerings through new faculty hires and by offering new academic programs to attract more students and diversify our faculty and student populations.

  3. Creating the Templeton Institute of Engineering and Computer Science (TI) to promote the integration of engineering and computer science and the liberal arts by bringing together teachers, scholars, learners, and practitioners as collaborators on projects focused on engineering and computer science themes and real-world challenges.

  4. Increasing teaching and learning spaces on campus by developing plans for physical spaces to house the growth of our engineering and computer science programs, as well as TI programming.