Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences


Zeljko “Z” Torbica, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor

Paul O. Steranka, Jr. D.-Ing, PE
Associate Dean and Professor

Kimberlyn Gray, Ph.D.
First Year Programs Coordinator

Amy Moore
Administrative Associate

Fax: 304.442.1006

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Greetings from the Dean

Welcome to the website of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student or involved parent, faculty colleague, or interested visitor, I hope this web site helps you find answers to your questions.

For more than fifty years our College has been building the reputation of being a premier institution for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in engineering, engineering technology (which is, engineering with a focus on application), sciences and mathematics. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the ABET accreditation of all of our five engineering and three engineering technology programs. “Students who graduate from accredited programs have access to enhanced opportunities in employment; licensure, registration and certification; graduate education and global mobility” .

Our programs are career-oriented and designed to produce graduates who can work in interdisciplinary teams to create innovative solutions to the challenges of the physical and economic environment of the 21st century. We expect our students to leave Tech thinking about the world in profoundly fresh and creative ways. To have a degree from Tech does not guarantee a successful career, but it provides an excellent start. Our graduates are much sought after by employers, and many earn their way into the most rigorous programs offered by the finest professional and graduate schools.

If you have any questions about our programs, please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon!

All the best,

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Z. Torbica, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor

Dean's Bio

Why Accreditation Matters (www.abet.org/why-accreditation-matters). Accessed on: August 7, 2012.