Welcome to Wake Engineering

Our Mission

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.

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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.

“The people graduating from this program are genuinely able to see around corners, to help solve problems we haven’t been able to solve, to bring that rigorous design approach and to build on a broad foundation of knowledge, not just one particular set of skills.”

Dr. Rogan Kersh (’86), Provost

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Latest Posts


  • NSF CAREER AWARD – Dr. Erin Henslee
    Congratulations to Dr. Erin Henslee on being awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Program National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled: CAREER: Investigating the Cellular Electrome as a Biomarker in Red Blood Cell Physiology and Pathology. Congratulations Dr. Henslee on this tremendous accomplishment! Read more here
  • Dr. Courtney Di Vittorio and Dr. Lauren Lowman Take Part in an Interdisciplinary Project Funded by NSF
    Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Di Vittorio and Dr. Lauren Lowman on being a part of a newly funded National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant. This award entitled ‘Scalable Models, Fast Computation and Predictability for Spatio-temporal Ordinal Data’ is an interdisciplinary project to develop new statistical methods for enhanced drought prediction. The Principal Investigator of this […]
  • Dr. Lowman Travels to Costa Rica in Support of her NSF Award
    Tropical Montane Cloud Forests (TMCFs), which are unique tropical ecosystems that occur in a narrow altitudinal band between 800 and 3500 meters on mountains, are important ecosystems to study and conserve due to their exceedingly high biodiversity as well as the critical roles they play in local and regional water cycling. What makes these forests […]
  • Two WFU engineering professors get water quality research grant
    Wake Forest University assistant professors of engineering Courtney Di Vittorio and Kyana Young, in collaboration with professors at two area institutions, have received a three-year, $250,000 Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) from the Attorney General’s office.
  • NSF Award – Dr. Erin Henslee
      Congratulations to Dr. Erin Henslee on being awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Grant for her work entitled: Understanding How Making Contributes to Student Self-efficacy And Character Development Across Multiple STEM Disciplines and Student Identities. Congratulations Dr. Henslee on this tremendous accomplishment!
  • NSF Award – Dr. Lauren Lowman
    Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Lowman on being awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems for the effect of climate change on system shifts on tropical mountains and “the interplay of epiphyte losses on host tree function, microclimate, and hydrology.” Congratulations Dr. Lowman on this tremendous accomplishment!