ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Engineering Science at Goucher?


Our Engineering Science Program will prepare today’s students for a future in technological innovation, by grounding them in the most critical skills—problem-solving, quantitative analysis, and programming—needed in a range of careers and technologies. Students also develop an interdisciplinary perspective on society and culture through Goucher’s liberal arts education. Our faculty are active researchers and experienced mentors, with a dedication to student success. 

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?


Our goal is for students to be able to identify and develop practical solutions to particular technological needs. The program will provide a foundation of core concepts in the physical sciences and mathematics, with advanced specialization in one discipline. Students will also understand the societal context and impacts of science and technology, and learn to navigate diverse perspectives and cultural communities while collaborating to solve problems. Graduates of the engineering science major will be prepared for careers across the engineering, scientific, and technology sectors, as well as for the pursuit of master’s degrees in engineering. 

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?


The student pathway through the program has been completely reimagined. In comparison to a traditional science or engineering degree, Goucher has made it possible for students to enter the program at varying levels of preparation. By taking an innovative and streamlined approach to organize the content of the program, we concentrate on building skills that are common to a range of technical career paths while providing a firm grounding in the core principles of physics, chemistry, math, and computer science. Our nontraditional course pathway emphasizes skill-building and is designed to empower students from diverse backgrounds to succeed.

Course Curriculum

Curriculum and course descriptions will be posted in late March 2020.

Faculty

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Sasha Dukan, Professor of Physics: theoretical condensed matter physics

Nina Markovic, Associate Professor of Physics: quantum transport

Rodney Yoder, Associate Professor of Physics: accelerator and beam physics

Affiliate Faculty

George Greco, Professor of Chemistry

Kevin Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Jaired Tate, Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator

Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Anna Jozwick, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Germán Mora, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Thomas Kelliher, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Jill Zimmerman, Professor of Computer Science

Justin Brody, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Phong Le, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Justine Chasmar, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Joseph Cutrone, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Tom Narock, Assistant Professor of Data Science

Rachel Grotheer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Micah Webster, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Study Abroad

Goucher engineering science students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Students may choose three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans. Visit the Office of International Studies website for more information about these and other programs.

Opportunities & Internships


Research Opportunities


Summer Science Research Program
The Goucher Summer Science Research Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research projects. The program is designed for students who have taken relevant course(s) that pertain to faculty research and who want to learn more about the graduate or professional school experience and pursue a research career in science.

Faculty/Student Collaborative Research
Faculty members in engineering science have strong independent research programs. They are committed to involving students in collaborative research on campus, often resulting in student-faculty co-authorship on publications and presentations at professional conferences. In addition to participation in the Summer Science Research Program, students may have the opportunity to conduct independent research with faculty during the year.

Summer Research Experiences Off-Campus
Students can spend one or more summers participating in research projects or internships at major universities, national laboratories, or corporations.

Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. The engineering science faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment


Students majoring in Integrative Data Analytics have a transformative and directly relevant job opportunity while at Goucher through the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center. QR Center Peer Tutors assist students with Quantitative Reasoning and Data Analytics skills in their coursework, research, and capstone projects through drop-in sessions and individual appointments. The QR Center’s goals are to help students become stronger, more confident real-world problem solvers. Working as a tutor provides you the opportunity to:

  • develop transferable skills for future employment
  • strengthen your own academic skills and learning
  • help your peers become better learners
  • cultivate leadership abilities

For more information, email QRCenter@Goucher.edu.

Major & Career Exploration


Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search


A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School


Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.