College of Engineering News

A US News Top 100 Engineering Program, a WNE Engineering education is grounded in the liberal arts and humanities to equip graduates to responsibly navigate the rapid pace of technology. With an emphasis on mentorship, a WNE engineering education supports student success through a powerful sense of community. Graduates are in-demand with a 100% job placement rate spanning 35 years.

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Western New England University Presents Wellen Davison Seminar: "Disability 101" Featuring Keynote Speaker Nadine O. Vogel

March 01, 2024

Join Western New England University for the Wellen Davison Seminar, "Disability 101," featuring keynote speaker Nadine O. Vogel, a global leader in disability inclusion, on March 14th.

2023 MA Science & Engineering Fair exhibit floor

Western New England University to Host Prestigious Region 1 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair

February 26, 2024

Western New England University welcomes the Region 1 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair, highlighting student research projects and fostering scientific inquiry and innovation on March 8th.

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Western New England University and Greenfield Community College Forge Joint Admissions Agreement

February 23, 2024

Western New England University (WNE) and Greenfield Community College (GCC) reaffirm their commitment to student success through the re-signing of a joint admissions agreement, enhancing transfer pathways and academic support for GCC students.

Students and faculty discuss potential research collaborations at the College of Engineering Speed dating event.

Western New England University's College of Engineering Hosts Successful Faculty-Student Research Speed Dating Event

February 20, 2024

Western New England University's College of Engineering facilitates dynamic connections at its recent 'Faculty-Student Research Speed Dating Event,' sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation, yielding promising research partnerships.

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Western New England University College of Engineering Invites Community to Celebrate Engineers Week 2024

February 19, 2024

Celebrate Engineers Week 2024 with Western New England University's College of Engineering, showcasing design challenges, career sessions, robotics, and more to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Robots competing in FIRST Robotics challenge at WNE

Spotlight Showdown at WNE to Showcase Middle and High School Students' Robot Design and Building Skills

January 25, 2024

FIRST Tech Challenge teams from across Massachusetts are gearing up for the inaugural Spotlight Showdown at Western New England University. In this thrilling event, student alliances will demonstrate their robotic creations, vying for top honors in six award categories and a chance to progress to the FTC MA State Championship.

WNE College of Engineering students and faculty.

Healey-Driscoll Administration Grants $1.1 Million to Western New England University to Support Advanced Robotic Welding Technologies

January 08, 2024

The Healey-Driscoll Administration allocates $1.1 million to Western New England University for a three-year project led by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems (CAMS). The initiative focuses on establishing a research and training cluster in advanced robotic welding technologies.

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Mayor Sarno’s Visit to Western New England University's Baja Club Showcases Student Innovation and Excellence

November 27, 2023

President Robert E. Johnson welcomed Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, for an exciting visit to the campus to witness the innovative work of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Club operated through the College of Engineering.

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University Joins Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub

October 19, 2023

Western New England University partners with the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub (NEMC) to advance microelectronics manufacturing. Massachusetts' $19.7 million funding positions the state as a hub for innovation, and the university's workforce expertise will contribute to NEMC's mission, fostering growth and training high-tech specialists.

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Western New England University Excels in U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges Rankings

September 25, 2023

Western New England University (WNE) reaffirms its national prominence in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings reflecting the institution's commitment to delivering high-quality education.

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Dr. Lisa Murray Named 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

September 07, 2023

Dr. Lisa Murray's commitment to innovation in engineering education leads to her selection as one of only thirty 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellows.

Workshop Participants Showcase Engineering Designs at Women in Science Event

Empowering Future Engineers

August 03, 2023

Drs. Lisa Murray and Andrea Kwaczala of Western New England University organized a transformative workshop at the Connecticut Science Center, empowering young girls in engineering. The event highlighted design thinking, additive manufacturing, and diverse career prospects in the field.

"Making with EM Across the Curriculum" workshop participants.

WNE Hosts Successful "Making with EM Across the Curriculum" Workshop for Engineering Educators

July 27, 2023

The "Making with EM Across the Curriculum" workshop at Western New England University drew educators from renowned engineering institutions, offering immersive training in innovative teaching methods. Led by College of Engineering faculty, the workshop emphasized hands-on makerspace activities and an entrepreneurial approach to enrich engineering education.

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College of Engineering Students Honored For Outstanding Achievements

May 22, 2023

WNE celebrates exceptional students in engineering with awards for academic achievements and professional practice.

Annual Emerging Engineers Expo Showcases Student Growth from the First to Senior Years

May 05, 2023

Western New England University's Emerging Engineers Expo displayed the progression of students from first-year projects to career-ready Senior Design Projects.

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Western New England University Congratulates Dr. Andrea Kwaczala on Receiving Women Engineers Local FY23 Engaged Advocate Award

April 17, 2023

Western New England University celebrates Dr. Andrea Kwaczala's achievement as the recipient of the Women Engineers Local FY23 Engaged Advocate Award, honoring her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in engineering.

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Announcing the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award Finalists

March 06, 2023

Finalists for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award revealed at Western New England University. Input from students, alumni, faculty, and staff sought to help select the winner.

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College of Engineering Celebrates National Engineers Week

February 27, 2023

"Creating the Future!" was the theme of Western New England University's National Engineering Week. Students participated in exciting engineering events, emphasizing innovation and teamwork.

Riccardo Clemente named "Top Talent" for Industrial Engineering

Riccardo Clemente Recognized Globally as "Top Talent" for Industrial Engineering

February 22, 2023

Riccardo C. Clemente, a student at Western New England University, is honored by Nova in Italy for his exceptional talent in Industrial Engineering, making it to the Top 10 Student Talents list.

Dr. Vedang Chauhan

Dr. Vedang Chauhan selected as 2022 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

January 27, 2023

Dr. Vedang Chauhan appointed as an Engineering Unleashed Fellow for his dedication to teaching an entrepreneurial mindset to engineering students at Western New England University.

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Innovation, Creative Thinking, and Entrepreneurship on Display at the 8th Annual Product Innovation Showcase

December 08, 2022

The Product Innovation Showcase at Western New England University saw collaborative efforts between Business and Engineering students who developed prototypes and m arketing strategies for marketable products.

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College of Business and Engineering Students Partner to Create and Innovate at the WNE Golden Bear Innovation Jam

November 01, 2022

PeoplesBank-sponsored Golden Bear Innovation Jam at WNE encourages entrepreneurial ideas, leading to five diverse innovations presented by Business and Engineering students.

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ASME Students to Host Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Western New England University

September 23, 2022

The Western New England University ASME chapter will host a Car, Truck, and Bike show on October 2, 2022, featuring classic and modern vehicles. The event, free to the public, includes food, entertainment, and prizes in 11 categories.

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WNE Named Among Best Universities in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

September 15, 2022

Western New England University (WNE) is ranked #234 in Best National University Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, transitioning from Regional to National University classification.

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College of Engineering Students Earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

July 13, 2022

Thirty-five students from Western New England University's College of Engineering have earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, enhancing their problem-solving skills and process improvement expertise.