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Dean's Message – Winter 2014

Winter 2014 | Nicholas J. Altiero, Dean

Nicholas J. Altiero, Ph.D.What a year this has been! As I look back on 2014, I can’t help but take enormous pride in the success of the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University. This academic year, undergraduate enrollment in our School is 1737, a record high and 38% higher than our post-Katrina low. Graduate enrollment stands at 480, also a record high and more than 36% higher than the post-Katrina low. Please take a little time to browse our web site and this and past issues of our quarterly Newsletter to see the many examples of student achievements as well as those of our faculty and staff and our continued success in research, technology transfer, and K-12 STEM education outreach.

Homecoming 2014 brought a record number of alumni to campus this past November and School of Science and Engineering students organized an open house and guided tours of many of our state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, on November 14, I hosted my first Webinar entitled “School of Science and Engineering: Past, Present, and Future,” in which I gave a brief overview of the School and answered many questions submitted on-line by alumni, parents, and friends.

As we celebrate a successful 2014 and look ahead to an even more successful 2015, I know that all of our achievements would not be possible without the dedicated support of our alumni, parents, and friends. Thank you for your commitment to Tulane and please be assured that your support of the School of Science and Engineering is enabling us to create a rich environment in which our students and faculty can learn, discover, and innovate collaboratively. I hope that we can count on your continued support for the School of Science and Engineering as we work to make 2015 yet another record-setting year.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu