Senior Lindsey Elliott is one of nine female engineering majors in her graduating class, and her tenure at TCU has been nothing short of positive and impactful. Her success at TCU has led to some exciting opportunities following her graduation in May 2018.
Late in the spring semester, several graduating seniors in the coordinated program in dietetics realized the extent of food waste as a result of a class assignment. The students decided to further investigate the extent of food waste among college students by working with Sodexo, TCU’s food services company, to create a foundation for their study.
Patrick Walter, professor of professional practice in engineering, is an important figure in the history of the engineering department at TCU. He will retire in December after working at TCU for 22 years.
According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Jada Stevenson, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and director of interprofessional education for the College of Science & Engineering, is passionate about obesity prevention and has focused her research around this alarming statistic.
At TCU, science and education reside in different colleges, yet a unique connection allows the two units to work together and to complement one other. The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education provides competitive grant funding for science and engineering faculty in an effort to bridge the gap between science, mathematics and science education in K-12 classrooms.
Engineering is one of TCU’s most popular majors for incoming freshman. Each year the program attracts more bright and eager students, yet is one of the younger programs in the College of Science & Engineering. Students learn from experienced engineers and experts in small-class settings. This year the thriving, accredited program turns 25.