Spring classes have now begun, and the momentum continues to build in UALRâ€™s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT).
We continue to innovate and stay on top of current trends in the marketplace in all seven of our undergraduate programs â€“Â architectural and construction engineeringÂ ,Â civil and construction engineering,Â computer science,Â construction management,Â information science,Â engineering technologyÂ andÂ systems engineering. Our programs are built around forward-thinking precepts, meaning our graduates are prepared to immediately succeed in construction-, engineering- and technology-focused careers â€“ whether working for themselves or at a leading company â€“ as well as in graduate programs at top universities.
EIT is also home to eight cutting-edge graduate programs including doctoral degrees, masters of science degrees and graduate certificates â€“ all focused on strategic areas of commerce and research directly relevant to 21st Century success.
Weâ€™ve now begun our third academic year in our six-story, 115,000-square-foot EIT Building, which was designed and built to promote studentsâ€™ success in learning and research. And our home in the middle of Little Rock â€“ Arkansasâ€™s capital city â€“ also provides employment and cultural opportunities found nowhere else in the state.
In 13 years, EIT has become a true center of academic excellence, recognized by U.S. News and World report as having one of the top undergraduate engineering programs at a public university in the South.
As I begin my second academic year as EITâ€™s dean, my family and I feel at home in Little Rock, and I remain ever more optimistic about the future at EIT and UALR. We have a world-class faculty ready to prepare the next generation of successful technologists, engineers and construction professionals. Our slogan is â€śBuilding Bright Futures,â€ť and I invite all who are ready for an engaging, challenging, future-focused education to consider taking their next steps toward their own bright futures at EIT.
â€“ Dean Eric Sandgren