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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Western New England Inducts 43 Student-Athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society

July 05, 2022

WNE inducts 43 student-athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society, recognizing their contributions to their teams and academic excellence.


College of Engineering Inducts 20 to Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society

June 30, 2022

WNE's College of Engineering inducts 20 students into Tau Beta Pi honor society, recognizing their outstanding scholarship and integrity.

Dr. S. Hossein Cheraghi - Dean of the WNE College of Engineering

College of Engineering Students Honored for Academic Excellence

June 24, 2022

Western New England University honors 17 graduating students for academic excellence in various fields during the College of Engineering Senior Awards Ceremony.

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Entrepreneurial Curiosity and Innovation is the Formula for Success

June 07, 2022

Entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Western New England University as students excel in local innovation competitions across various fields.

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College of Engineering Students Compete at ASME E-Fest

May 17, 2022

WNE University Engineering students excel at ASME E-Fest, earning top ranks in design challenges and oral presentation competition.

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