December 12, 2017
Last November, we launched our ambitious Transforming Our Future plan to make Syracuse University a leading model for contemporary engineering and computer science education. One year later, our progress is nothing short of remarkable.
Today, we are magnifying our value by addressing what, where, and how our students learn in a way that translates into lasting value. With the addition of three newly renovated classrooms this fall, our suite of state-of-the-art collaborative classrooms are facilitating student engagement and success though active learning.
We are catalyzing idea exchange across the university and creating a community of dynamic problem solvers. Our [email protected] invention accelerators, supported by Bill and Penny Allyn, transform students into inventors as they design, prototype, and pitch original devices to address unmet needs in society.
We are broadening our engineering and computer science community through new scholars programs that provide academic, social, and financial support to undergraduate students. Our Leadership Scholars are honors students committed to leading innovation at the intersection of technology and society. Our inaugural cohort has 70 students—47 percent women! And, our Ambassadors Scholars are working to increase the participation of historically underrepresented groups in our disciplines succeeding personally while mentoring K-12 students.
Through these initiatives and many more, we are on a remarkable trajectory of success made possible by financial support from generous and visionary alumni and friends like you-and for that I am truly grateful. I write to you today to ask for your continued support at this crucial time in our college’s history with a special year-end gift to the Dean’s Fund.
Now more than ever, your gift to the Dean’s Fund will make groundbreaking initiatives possible. Initiatives like the Bill and Penny Allyn Innovation Center, a crucial expansion of Link Hall that will create a contemporary gateway to Engineering & Computer Science and home to student support programs and expanded career services hyper-focused on internships and job placement.
We are united by our aspirations to advance the student experience, our college’s research contributions, and our reputation. Together, we will sustain our positive trajectory, becoming stronger, more visible, with enhanced impact upon students, alumni, and communities.
With gratitude and best wishes for a happy new year,
Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, Dean
p.s. If you have recently made a gift to the Dean’s Fund, please accept my heartfelt thanks. If not, please support our groundbreaking initiatives with a gift before December 31. Thank you!