The Keller Center ‘s mission is to educate leaders for a technology-driven society. In keeping with this mission, the Keller Center is committed to preparing all students-both engineering students and students from other disciplines- to be leaders in a complex, technology-driven society. In-class education is an essential component to further this goal.
With the goal of setting a new standard of excellence in engineering education, the School of Engineering and Applied Science strives to educate well-rounded students who go on to become leaders not just in traditional engineering fields, but also in may areas of industry, government, finance and public service.
Among the Keller Center’s first initiatives was the creation of an innovative freshman curriculum that integrates engineering with math and physics. The result is “An Integrated Introduction to Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering”. The center is also committed to supporting curricular innovations within departments of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and creating cross-department links within the school and across campus.
Beyond the core mission of educating engineers, the center is committed to teaching students not studying engineering about concepts in engineering and science and instilling them a solid understanding of technology and how it affects the world. The center has led efforts to establish the EGR rubric for courses with content that integrates engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Many of these courses are of broad interest to students from across the university.
Each year the center hosts a variety of distinguished visiting professors, who bring innovative teaching methods and courses to the engineering school.