The Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) is a young college that has been at the forefront of engineering and information technology education and research in the capital region of Little Rock, South Central region of Arkansas and the State of Arkansas in general. EIT, as part of a metropolitan community-engaged research university that is the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, considers it a critical part of its mission to be an active partner with stakeholders and other institutions within the state that are heavily engaged in the economic development of the region.
The college offers a diverse array of outstanding programs ranging all the way from Associates degrees through Bachelorâ€™s degrees to Graduate Certificates, MS and PhD programs. These programs are offered by six different departments â€“ Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering Technology, Information Science, and Systems Engineering. The academic programs are supported by outstanding faculty who are graduates of highly prestigious institutions within the US and abroad. These faculty are hard at work mentoring the students, developing cutting edge academic programs some of which are offered via a hybrid mode of delivery â€“ classroom teaching as well as webcasting, and doing cutting edge research in areas such as robotics, cyber security, social computing, data quality, big data, virtual reality, environmental engineering and the earth sciences, materials and nanotechnology to name a few. For our future leaders in engineering and information technology, EIT offers a range of outreach programs. Several summer programs expose college aspirants to education and research in the disciplines of engineering and information technology while being mentored by our faculty. We also offer a summer program of entrepreneurship and research for graduate school aspirants that have drawn participants from all over Arkansas. It is with pride that I share the fact that EITâ€™s cutting-edge programs have been recognized in national surveys. EITâ€™s engineering programs have been recognized by the US News and World Reportâ€™s Best Undergraduate engineering programs (among schools not offering doctoral degrees) and the university has climbed in the rankings from 64th in 2011 to 41st in 2015. EITâ€™s Computer Science program has been rated as one of the top most 50 innovative Computer Science programs in the nation along with institutions such as MIT and Stanford. Graduates of our programs have gone on to highly successful careers in business, industry, government and academia.
The success of EIT is due to its stellar faculty, staff and students. We invite you to consider being a part of the college and the collective effort to shape its future. Whether you are a prospective student, staff or faculty, I invite you to visit the college, sample a flavor of what we have to offer and what makes us tick. You can see for yourself what the college has to offer you. I invite you to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 501 569 8188.
Abhijit Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.