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Take 5 — President Michael F. Adams on the new College of Engineering - From the President
March 2013 Issue
Q: Why did you want to expand the engineering programs at UGA? A: Most importantly, because the state needed it. Engineering drives a lot of economic development and I have long felt that, as good as Georgia Tech is, the state was underserved in the development of domestic engineers, and particularly those who would stay and practice in Georgia. Q: How are the UGA programs different from those offered at other institutions in Georgia? A: This will never be a technological institute like Georgia Tech, and with all due respect, we don’t want to be that. The engineering programs here, like all our academic programs, are grounded in a strong liberal arts tradition, especially in the first two years. While we want to—and will—create engineers of national and international quality, we also want to do what we’ve done in other fields, which is to attract the best young minds in the state, educate them well and encourage them to stay and …
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