Tufts engineers aren’t just math and science wizards. They are also kind, creative, collaborative, logical, enthusiastic, and down to earth. Collaboration is an especially big theme in our School of Engineering. On most problem sets that you complete as an engineering undergraduate, the first question will be “Who did you work on this with?” It is an expectation that you are working together to solve problems – because that is how engineering works in the real world! Our students understand that they need to be able to communicate and work with a wide variety of people to best solve the world’s most pressing problems.
This past year, faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the Computer Science Department came together to create the Tufts CS Code for Good, a program that matches current students with various community service organizations and projects. You will foster close relationships not only on the Tufts campus, but we also make sure that you understand the power and importance of embedding yourself into the broader communities that us Jumbos call home.
Quotes from students:
“Working together and sharing our different perspectives have enriched my experience and made me a better student. In between assignments, we try to find ways to relax and enjoy each other’s company, whether it be watching a movie or having a meal together. In a lot of ways, my peers in my major have become some of my closest friends, so when I think back on my engineering experience, I will definitely remember all of the time we spent in classrooms and the library working together.” - Brendan Amorin ’22
“My favorite professor so far has to be Professor Monica Pheifer. She teaches Engineering Management (EM51), and I took her class my sophomore fall semester. Not only did I love her class (hence why I became an Engineering Management minor), but she was also always positive and had high energy - which was contagious! She loved what she was teaching, and she kept it very real. I learned so much about real-world engineering in her class, and it was hard to disengage. Even now, I still use what I learned from her class, and it has led me to notice and ask intelligent and insightful questions during job processes and in other instances.”- Michelle Ma ’19