Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science
The Washington University School of Engineering is a part of Washington University in St. Louis. Founded in 1854, the engineering school is a world-class research institution occupying seven buildings on Washington University’s Danforth Campus. Research emphasis is placed on cross-disciplinary technologies in the areas of alternative energy, environmental engineering & sustainable technology, biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology/materials science.
The Engineering School is embarking on the construction of on the Danforth Campus, at the area bounded by Skinker Blvd, Brookings Dr, and Forest Park Parkway. These facilities will cost upwards of $100 million and be dedicated to different departments of the Engineering school. The Uncas A. Whitaker hall for biomedical engineering was completed in 2002, and Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Hall was opened in spring semester of 2010. Currently under construction is Preston M. Green Hall to be completed December 2011. Brauer and Green Halls include space for the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE), the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering (ESE), as well as the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES).
The Princeton Review ranks Washington University's Graduate Engineering Program 13th in the nation.