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(This photo:  current engineering students pose for photo with UIndy director of engineering programs JosÈ Sanchez, R. B. Annis Educational Foundation trustee Dan Yates (center),  and President Rob Manuel. )UIndy announced the launch of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering in the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences through a transformational $5-million gift from the R. B. Annis Educational Foundation  on March 21, 2017. The gift honors one of Indianapolisí most dedicated inventors, scientists and mentors ñ Robert B. Annis.  The creation of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering will converge the disciplines of industrial and systems engineering, software engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering (launching in Fall 2017). Moving forward, the current Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will transition into the Department of Mathematics in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences. The computer science program will integrate into the School of Engineering.
  (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)
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Engineering students at the University of Indianapolis have another reason to be excited. Thanks to a $5-million gift from the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation, UIndy has created the R.B. Annis School of Engineering in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences, positioning the school to address the increasing demand for skilled engineers and STEM-related professions across the country.

“Choosing UIndy Engineering was probably one of the best choices I ever made. It has been extremely fun and interactive, and we are already working on useful skills to use in the job industry.” — freshman Allison Zwickl

The R.B. Annis School of Engineering offers classes that fuse creativity, problem solving, collaboration and social responsibility with technical acumen — all qualities held in high regard by Mr. Annis. The school will offer specialized areas of study in computer science, industrial and systems engineering, software engineering and mechanical engineering (launching in Fall 2017).

Students in the program will benefit from a project-based learning and Design Spine experience that combines specialized training in engineering and hands-on, real-life experiences. Graduates will be prepared to advance the industry through leadership, innovation and collaboration.