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We offer undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degrees, plus online programs and professional certificates to meet the needs of today’s students. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate student or a working professional, we have a degree program that will work for you.

Why Choose College of Engineering & Applied Science?

  • Quality education - fully accredited degrees
  • Real world experience - industry-supported senior design projects
  • Student success - Excel centers, small classes, accessible faculty
  • Leadership - teamwork, professional clubs, innovation degrees and challenges
  • Student research opportunities - undergraduate and graduate
  • Internship opportunities
  • Nationally ranked engineering programs

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Of the 81 public and private university online graduate engineering programs from across the nation ranked by U.S. News, the UCCS program was 29, the highest of any program offered by a university in Colorado. UCCS Communique

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Internships for College of Engineering & Applied Science Students

The College of Engineering & Applied Science (EAS) encourages all students to participate in at least one internship during their degree program to gain valuable skills. Experiential learning is an integral part of the degree program and allows students to transfer their coursework to real-world applications, develop soft skills, and increase employability upon graduation.

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Dr. Don Rabern

Dean EAS
College of Engineering & Applied Science
ENGR 203
  • 719-255-3543
  • drabern@uccs.edu

    Biographical Information

    Dr. Rabern is the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  The college constitutes 20 majors, 1700 students, and nearly 70 faculty and staff.  In addition to his duties as Dean, he is a professor for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the area of structural mechanics.

    Dr. Rabern’s B.S. degree is in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah with an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Engineering Mechanics.  His career includes work in industry and academia.  Rabern’s initial position was in the rocket motor industry where he would design, test, and analyze tactical rocket motors.  His work at Los Alamos National Laboratory focused on numerical and experimental impact dynamics.  Dr. Rabern’s academic positions include administrative positions at Montana State University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fort Lewis College, and now UCCS. 

    Areas of Interest:

    • Impact dynamics
    • Structural mechanics
    • Dynamic testing of structural systems
    • Numerical analysis of catastrophic events

    Teaching:

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Materials testing
    • Design
    • Finite element method

    Dr. Charles X. Zhou

    Professor, Associate Dean
    College of Engineering & Applied Science

    ENGR 199

  • 719-255-3543
  • xzhou@uccs.edu

    Biographical Information

    Dr. Zhou is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He served as the Chair of Department of Computer Science during 2011-2016 and the Interim Dean of the College from 2017-2019. He is the director of Distributed, Sustainable, and Cloud Computing Systems (DISCO) Lab. His research lies broadly in computer network systems, more specifically, cloud computing, distributed systems and datacenters, BigData parallel processing, autonomic and sustainable computing, scalable Internet services, and computer networks. His research was supported in part by US National Science Foundation (NSF). He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award 2009, and the University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research 2011. He was the Faculty Marshal of the University Commencement Winter 2011.

    Areas of Interest

    Dr. Zhou's professional goal is to be an outstanding educator and researcher, excellent in teaching and scholarship, contributing to the fast-developing computer and information technology field. His research interests are primarily in

    • Cloud Computing
    • Distributed Systems
    • BigData Parallel Processing
    • Autonomic and Sustainable Computing
    • Scalable Internet Services

    Teaching

    Teaching at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    • CS 6220, Distributed Networks: Spring'04
    • CS 5510, Distributed Systems: Spring'11, Spring'08, Spring'05
    • CS 5220, Computer Communications: Fall'14, Fall'13, Fall'12, Fall'11, Fall'10, Fall'09, Fall'08, Fall'07, Fall'05
    • CS 4500/5500, Operating Systems: Fall'06
    • CS 4220, Computer Networks: Summer'11, Summer'09, Fall'08, Fall'08,Spring'06, Summer'05
    • CS 4200/5200, Computer Architecture: Spring'12, Spring'11, Spring'09, Spring'08, Spring'07, Fall'06, Spring'06, Fall'05, Spring'05, Fall'04, Spring'04, Fall'03
    • CS 1150, Principles of Computer Science: Fall'09, Fall'07, Summer'07

    Awards

    • The Best Paper Award, USENIX ICAC, 2013
    • The Best Paper Finalist, IEEE HPCA, 2013
    • Excellent Leadership Program Fellow, UCCS, 2012
    • The Marshall of the Commencement, UCCS, Winter 2011
    • The University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, UCCS, 2011
    • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
    • The Outstanding Teacher of the Year, EAS College, 2008
    • Research and Creative Work Award, UCCS, 2007
    • The Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE ICCCN, 2007
    • The Outstanding Researcher of the Year, EAS College, 2005
    • Research and Creative Work Award, UCCS, 2005

    Service

    Panelist, National Science Foundation
    Grant Proposal Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation
    Editorial Board: Computer Communications, Elsevier; Journal of Communications, Academic Publisher Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, 2007-2013;
    Guest Editor, a special issue of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) on Self-adaptive and Self-Organizing Wireless Networking Systems.
    Guest Editor, a special issue of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) for Security in Grid and Distributed Systems, Elsevier.
    Guest Editor, a special issue of Computer Communications (ComCom) for Wireless Mesh Networks, Elsevier.
    Guest Editor, a special issue of Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA) for Distributed Denial-of-Service and Intrusion Detection, Elsevier.
    General Co-Chair, IEEE ICCCN 2014, The 21st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2012), Shanghai, China, August 4 - 7, 2014.
    General Co-Chair, IEEE ICCCN 2012, The 21st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2012), Munich, Germany, July 30 - August 2, 2012.
    Program Co-Chair, IEEE ICCCN 2011, The 20th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2011), Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Maui, Hawaii, August 1 - 4, 2011.
    Program Vice Chair, IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014, Chicago, May 2014.
    Program Vice Chair, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Miami, Dec 2010.
    Program Vice Chair, IEEE ICCCN-09, The 18th IEEE Int'l Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, San Francisco, August 2-6, 2009.
    Program Vice Chair, IEEE HPCC-08, The 10th IEEE Int'l Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, Sep 25-27, 2008, Dalian, China.
    Program Vice Chair, IEEE EUC-08, The 5th IEEE/IFIP Int'l Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, December 17-20, 2008, Shanghai, China.
    Program Vice Chair, ATC 2007, the 4th Int'l conference on autonomic and trusted computing (ATC-2007), July 11-13, 2007, Hong Kong.
    Program Vice Chair, ICWN 2005 Int'l Conference on Wireless Networks, June 2005, Las Vegas, USA.
    Workshops Chair, ICCCN 2007 Workshops, the 16th IEEE Int'l Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Aug 13-16, 2007, Honolulu, USA.
    Workshops Chair, EUC'2006 Workshops, Int'l Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, Aug 1-4, 2006, Seoul.
    Founding Program Co-Chair, SSN'2005, The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Security in Systems and Networks (SSN'05), in conjunction with IEEE/ACM IPDPS, April 2005, Denver, USA.
    Founding Co-Chair and General Co-Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Security in Systems and Networks (SSN), in conjunction with the IEEE IPDPS, 2005-2011.

    Dawn House

    Extended Studies Coordinator
    College of Engineering & Applied Science
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    ENGR 249

  • 719-255-3246
  • dhouse@uccs.edu

    Sue McClernan

    Internship and Outreach Program Director
    College of Engineering & Applied Science

    ENGR 250B

  • 719-255-3551
  • smcclern@uccs.edu
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