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.

Steel Bridge team standing in front of the bridge they constructed.

ASCE-WNE Steel Team Builds Bridge to Success

May 09, 2024

Western New England University's ASCE-WNE Steel Team excels at Northeast Steel Bridge Competition, showcasing expertise in engineering and aesthetics, earning first place for design.

Dr. Michael Rust

Dr. Mike Rust Elected to Prestigious KEEN Leadership Council

April 29, 2024

Dr. Mike Rust, Director of Experiential & Entrepreneurial Learning at Western New England University, joins the KEEN Leadership Council, furthering the University's mission of fostering entrepreneurial spirit in engineering students.

WNE students and faculty group who attended the 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference

College of Engineering Students Attend 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference

April 25, 2024

At the 50th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Western New England University's College of Engineering stands out with student-led presentations and honors in the poster competition, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in bioengineering.

Vintage cars from ASME Car Show.

ASME Car Show & BBQ at Western New England University

April 18, 2024

Experience automotive excellence at Western New England University's ASME Car Show, uniting enthusiasts, showcasing diverse vehicles, and highlighting the university's dedication to engineering collaboration.

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College of Engineering Unveils 'Jarvis': A Sustainable Solution for Campus Lawn Care Just in Time for Earth Day

April 17, 2024

Western New England University's College of Engineering introduces "Jarvis" The Lawn Bot, an innovative automated lawn care system driven by sustainability and propelled by student ingenuity.

2023 Engineerin Expo in the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center

Western New England University's College of Engineering to Host 2024 Emerging Engineers Expo

April 15, 2024

Join Western New England University for the 2024 Emerging Engineers Expo, featuring diverse projects from first-year students and seniors, fostering innovation and networking opportunities on Tuesday, April 30th.

First Robotics at the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center

Western New England University Hosts 2024 FIRST Robotics Competition Qualifier

April 10, 2024

Western New England University hosts the 2024 WNE FIRST Robotics Competition Qualifier, drawing 36 teams and 1,400 students to showcase their robot designs in a thrilling display of STEM excellence.

WNE College of Engineering student cohort attending the WELocal conference in Baltimore.

Women Engineering Students from WNE College of Engineering Attend 2024 WELocal Conference

April 04, 2024

Women engineering students from Western New England University attend the 2024 WELocal Conference, seizing networking opportunities, gaining career insights, and building a close-knit community in Baltimore, MD.

Side by side photos of Dr. Jaiswal and Dr. Murray.

Western New England University Explores Entrepreneurial Minded Learning and DEI in Higher Education at Lunch and Learn Event

March 14, 2024

Join Western New England University's Lunch and Learn event on March 27 for insights into Entrepreneurial Minded Learning and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) in higher education. Facilitators Dr. Devina Jaiswal and Dr. Lisa Murray will explore the connection, fostering an environment where DEI is integral to academic excellence.

David Melanson in the Engineering lab.

WNE Student David Melanson Achieves Exceptional Success in TTM Technologies' Internship Program

March 13, 2024

WNE student David Melanson's outstanding performance at TTM Technologies leads to the creation of a new job role within the company.

Governor Maura Healey visit the Engineering lab while students explain the equipment and process.

Western New England University Hosts Distinguished Guests: Governor Healey and Secretaries Hao, Jones, and Tutwiler

March 12, 2024

Governor Healey and a delegation of state officials visited Western New England University, highlighting investments in advanced manufacturing, robotics, and quantum computing to drive economic growth and innovation.

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Announcing the 2024 Teaching Excellence Award Finalists

March 07, 2024

Finalists for the 2024 Teaching Excellence Award revealed at Western New England University. Input from students, alumni, faculty, and staff sought to help select the winner.

Nadine Vogel

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.

Potential students taking a selfie with a WNE student with the WNE cupola in the background.

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.

The Laboratory for Education and Application Prototypes facility at Western New England University

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.

Overhead photo of WNE campus with US News and World Report Best Engineering Programs 2024 banner

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.

Dr. Lisa Murray teaching materials and manufacturing concepts

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.