We in the College of Engineering acknowledge the important role that science plays in our research. Without the fundamental scientific research done across all of the colleges at Carnegie Mellon informing our work, we would not be able to make the groundbreaking discoveries that are the source of our global reputation. Science informs engineering, and engineering enables science. We think of this collaboration as a symbiotic relationship—sciences such as chemistry, biology, and physics.

Therefore, we believe that we push the dimensions of science by doing engineering.

We want to address more large, multidisciplinary global challenges.

Dean James H. Garrett Jr., Dean, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Science and engineering are fundamentally united—for example, consider the links between physics and engineering. All engineering disciplines rely on physics to create sophisticated physics-based simulation systems. Likewise, advances in some areas of physics benefit tremendously from sensor systems created by engineers. Looking ahead, fundamental scientific understanding of the behavior of 2-D materials will advance as engineers create quantum electronic devices that use these materials.

Engineering has pushed boundaries harder and faster as science has advanced. As such, we want to increase our research and interactions with science disciplines. We have contributed our expertise to several initiatives at Carnegie Mellon over the past few years that require this relationship between science and engineering.

We want to address more large, multidisciplinary global challenges.

To do this, we will continue supporting intense and productive collaborations between the sciences and engineering at Carnegie Mellon to advance a collective aim to make the world a better place.