We are committed to our core values, which lead to the collegial, respectful, and productive working and learning environment that makes it fun to come to work/school each day. Groups within the BSE community include the following:
Currently (February 2013), the BSE department personnel are comprised of 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 13 other faculty members, 1 visiting scholar, 9 staff members, and 47 graduate students. Our extended community includes our alumni and our Advisory Board. Our alumni represent the BSE community across the country and around the world, as they contribute in numerous ways through their professional and personal lives. Their knowledge, experience, and accomplishments are very valuable resources to the current students and faculty of the BSE department. The BSE Advisory Board includes members from industry and government agencies and provides valuable advice and insight to the department.
We take pride in our work and strive for excellence in discovery, education, and outreach. We focus our attention to ensure the highest quality of work while recognizing that quality is exemplified in many forms. We recognize, reward, and promote quality and achievement in all aspects of our operations.
We foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations.
We value collegial working relationships and a sense of community characterized by open and honest communication. We celebrate individual achievement and place high value on contributing to the good of the department. We actively seek opportunities to collaborate with people from both within and outside the department.
We speak, act, and conduct our individual and group activities honestly and ethically.
We show respect for the professional and personal responsibilities and perspectives of all people with whom we work.
We value diversity of ideas, opinions, and people. We foster an inclusive environment with diverse faculty, staff, and students.
We exemplify the University motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in conducting our mission.