Dean's Message – Summer 2013

Summer 2013 | Nicholas J. Altiero, Dean

Nicholas J. Altiero, Ph.D.Last year at this time, I reported that 395 undergraduate students and 141 graduate students majoring in disciplines offered by the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) had received their degrees at the 178th Tulane University Commencement. This year, at the 179th Tulane University Commencement, that number grew to 438 undergraduate students and 157 graduate students. It was once again a very impressive graduating class and many of the graduates who received university awards for their academic and extracurricular achievements are recognized in this issue of the SSE Newsletter.

And enrollment in science and engineering majors at Tulane continues to grow. The projected size of the incoming Tulane freshman class for fall 2013 is on the order of 1600. More than 530 of these incoming freshmen have indicated that they intend to major in a science or engineering discipline. That’s nearly 40% of the students who have identified an intended major to date! The number of incoming SSE graduate students is projected to increase as well with the most significant growth being at the doctoral level. In the next issue of the SSE Newsletter, we will include a feature article on this extraordinary incoming class.

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