BOV hears progress on engineering & design program initiative

Vice Provost for Research Dennis Manos and two faculty members updated William & Mary’s Board of Visitors on progress on its initiative in engineering and design. Manos and Professor of Business James R. Bradley were co-chairs of a committee charged by Provost Michael Halleran with recommending ways to incorporate “design thinking” into the university’s curriculum. The committee delivered its 125-page report in June, along with a synopsis. Manos cautioned the Board at Thursday’s meeting that the intent of the initiative was not to form an engineering school or even to offer degrees in engineering. “Our intent is to leverage our strengths by blending two great complementary forces at William & Mary,” Manos said, “namely, faculty expertise with liberal arts education and student desire to use technology to change and to…


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