School of Engineering
Kirkbride Hall, Room 101
Fred A. Akl, Ph.D.,P.E.
Dean and Professor
Nora J. Kogut, MBA
Rudy Treichel, BSME, MBA
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The School of Engineering provides programs that combine theory and practice to educate men and women who will contribute to the solution of today’s problems and continue learning to enhance their professional careers.
The curricula include a carefully chosen mix of basic science, engineering science, engineering design, practical engineering applications, and the humanities and social sciences.
The School of Engineering offers majors in the following disciplines:
Student can also take minors in the following disciplines:
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Dean Fred Akl
Professor Fred A. Akl, dean of the School of Engineering, discusses his work with NASA during the STS-63 and STS-71 space shuttle missions.
At the Health Annex
Lynn Freda, a nurse and graduate student in Widener's Family Nurse Practitioner master's program, talks about her experiences working with Dr. Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, associate professor at the School of Nursing.
Dr. Marina Barnett
Dr. Marina Barnett, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education, talks about the leadership qualities she sees in her students. Also, Dr. Barnett gives an amazing Widener rallying cry. Check it out!
Catherine Rawlings '14
Catherine Rawlings, a junior from West Chester, Pa., talks about why she participates in the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program at Widener.
Dr. Jeannette Wyatt
Assistant Professor Jenny Wyatt discusses the work and impact of the Widener Center for Violence Prevention.
Dr. Nadine McHenry
Associate Professor Nadine McHenry talks about the importance of exposing teacher candidates to schoolchildren from different contexts.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.