School of Science and Engineering

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Our supportive learning community produces extraordinary STEM graduates.

Our Values

We value:

COMMUNITY

We build relationships in the Augustinian tradition of compassion and generosity. We meet students where they are and help them to discover their full potential through engaged and collaborative classrooms, hands-on laboratories, supportive advising, and experiential opportunities.

DIVERSITY

We recognize that embracing multiple backgrounds enriches learning by informing our curricula and pedagogy. Therefore, we strive to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, staff, and student body that will challenge us with their experiences and perspectives.

IMPACTFUL TEACHING

We actively involve our students in the learning process and strive to consistently improve our pedagogy. We value developing curious lifelong learners who can adapt
to rapidly evolving fields.

Students working in the lab

INNOVATION & SCHOLARSHIP

We empower faculty to make substantive contributions to our fields and to engage students in our research while building their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Young students involved in the STEM robotics program

SERVICE

We support the local and global communities by engaging K-12 learners in STEM programs and initiatives in our laboratories and classrooms, providing expertise for research with community partners, and engaging wholly in the governance and long- term health of the institution.

students involved in keeping the water pool clean and sustainable

SUSTAINABILITY

We strive to understand, appreciate, and actively engage in service to our planet for our own benefit and that of generations to come.