Signature Engineering Programs

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At Bucknell, learning isn't confined to the classroom or the lab. Our signature engineering programs take students into the real world of engineering, whether it's on the ground in Costa Rica or inside America's largest manufacturing and technology firms. And we open our doors to advance the calling of engineering, sharing our expertise with young future engineers and engineering educators.

Academic Support Resources for Engineers

Experiences Beyond the First Year

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Engineering 290: Engineering in a Global & Societal Context

At Bucknell, engineers can study abroad. Engineering 290: Engineering in a Global & Societal Context is a three-week, faculty-led study abroad course where students experience the impact of engineering in countries around the world, including China, Costa Rica, Chile, Iceland, Ghana and New Zealand.

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Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Get ready to change the world. The Grand Challenges Scholars Program tackles the 14 "Grand Challenges" that engineers face to creating a more sustainable planet. From ensuring access to clean water to restoring urban infrastructure to preventing nuclear terror, these are big questions, but with an innovative mindset, you can make a difference.

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Global Engineering Perspectives Scholars Program

Fulfill your interest in mastering a foreign language and studying abroad in the Global Engineering Perspectives Scholars Program. This program encourages students to engage in coursework and experiences that cultivate intercultural competency.

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E-Week (National Engineers Week)

Students look forward to E-Week all year. It is a celebratory time of camaraderie, inclusiveness and friendly competitions that brings the college community together. Engineers display their department pride and engineering prowess in a number of ways, with the winning department capturing the coveted Golden Hammer.

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L.E.A.D. Engineer

The L.E.A.D. Engineer speaker series cultivates global citizens who contribute to innovative solutions in a changing world. Focused on the four competencies that define L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Ethics, Appreciative Inclusion, Design Innovation), the program allows students to learn from engineering alumni and industry professionals with a goal of strengthening skills needed to solve problems facing our global society. For more information, contact:

Dr. Terri Norton, Associate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives

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KEEN Engineering Programs

Bucknell is a proud member of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN). This consortium of universities is dedicated to equipping engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset that will allow them to transform the workforce and economy in America. With support from a $1 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation, Bucknell has developed one-of-a-kind courses and extracurricular experiences that foster entrepreneurial thinking and empower students to design their own futures.

Professor Charles Kim, mechanical engineering

Professor Joseph Tranquillo, biomedical and electrical engineering

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Ciffolillo Healthcare Technology Inventors Program

The Joseph A. Ciffolillo '61 Healthcare Technology Inventors Program supports Bucknell engineering students as they develop the life-changing medical technologies of tomorrow by collaborating on research projects in the health care and medical-device fields. For more information, contact:

Professor Charles Kim, mechanical engineering

Senior Design

Senior Design

Hands-on, real-world opportunities are a hallmark of a Bucknell engineering education, from day one through graduation. The culminating experience is our senior design capstone course that brings teams of students together to solve a challenge in collaboration with an external partner.

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Real-world Engineering Video Tour

Contact Details

College of Engineering


08:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.