Welcome to Wake Engineering
Our mission is to educate the whole engineer. The world today is a complex place, and the needs of society are ever changing. A new generation of engineers is needed to deliver sustainable solutions to humanity’s most pressing challenges. Wake Engineering is committed to producing fearless problem solvers who are prepared to tackle these challenges. Our engineers will bring their broad perspective, entrepreneurial mindset, unyielding agility, and virtuous character to the task. We invite you to learn more about who we are and our unique approach to educating the engineers of tomorrow.
The Whole Engineer
We believe it is important for our students to bring their whole and authentic selves to the classroom, their education and all their pursuits. We view engineering as a science, as an art, as innovation and as a humanistic experience.
Wake Engineering is an innovative and integrated engineering program grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Wake Engineers share a common desire to positively impact the human experience.
Our Institutional Uniqueness
In the nation, there is one B.S. Engineering program offered by an undergraduate-only department with a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition at a research university. That program is Wake Engineering. This unique combination of traits defines who we are, from the innovative engineering curriculum that we offer to the many ways in which we embrace the teacher-scholar ideal. Moreover, we embrace our University’s motto of Pro Humanitate (For Humanity) as we strive to cultivate engineers who will fledge from our undergraduate program prepared to be positive agents of change.
Fostering Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leaders
In Wake Engineering, we believe that every student can benefit from an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership. Afterall, educating the Whole Engineer requires a mind shift and a better integration of engineering fundamentals and engineering practice with entrepreneurial learning and virtuous character. In support of this belief, our faculty engage in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), which is a partnership of more than 50 colleges and universities across the country. In fact, in 2018, Wake Engineering was the first engineering program in North Carolina to join KEEN.
We have intentionally partnered with colleagues across Wake Forest — including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Program for Leadership and Character, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the School of Medicine, the School of Business, the School of Law — to bring entrepreneurial learning and character development directly into our undergraduate engineering curriculum. Learn more.
- Watch – Professor Henslee takes a walk with President WentePresident Wente walks and talks with Erin Henslee, Assistant Professor of Engineering, about Henslee’s cell research and her collaborations across departments and schools.
- THOSE WHO DARED AND THOSE WHO CHAMPIONED THEMTo recognize the efforts that scores of Wake Forest students put in applying for nationally competitive REUs and awards (such as the Goldwater, Truman, Fulbright, and Rhodes Scholarships) on top of their classes, community engagement, and leadership commitments, the Scholars Office holds an annual celebration. “Those Who Dared” honors both the students who put in […]
- Engineering lab studies responses to extreme weatherThe lab, led by Dr. Lauren Lowman, examines how extreme conditions impact vegetation and water quantity It’s a cloudy day outside Wake Downtown. On the fourth floor, Wake Forest engineering professor and researcher Dr. Lauren Lowman sits surrounded by open windows and clouds. Lowman leads the Environmental Dynamics Lab at Wake Forest University, a lab […]
- Earth Day aligns with Wake students’ erosion projectThe Earth Day timing is purely serendipitous but, as it turns out, entirely appropriate. Four Wake Forest University engineering students say a nine-month senior project they will present Saturday has allowed them to apply some of what they’ve learned over the past four years while establishing a connection with a part of Winston-Salem they otherwise […]
- Wake Forest’s BS Engineering Degree is ABET Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission“I am honored to publicly share that our Wake Forest University BS Engineering degree is officially ABET Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). We have earned the full allowable 6 years of accreditation and our accreditation is retroactive for the graduating WFU Engineering Classes of 2021 and 2022. This is truly tremendous news, especially when […]
- URECA in the Di Vittorio LabWake Forest University features undergraduate research fellows Amelia Suhocki and Michael Huang on Instagram.