Student Opportunities

Our engineering faculty are active researchers in their fields. They are respected internationally for their work, yet enjoy teaching and mentoring students. And with an average class size of ten students, you’ll get to know your professor well – often with an opportunity to become a colleague. Involvement in the process of research and discovery sets ACU apart from engineering majors at other universities. Our students see abstract concepts at work in real-world scenarios, and witness the fun and excitement of science in action through positions as research assistants with Dr. Tim Head in his Phonon Imaging Lab, Dr. Josh Willis and his LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) research work, and Dr. Ken Olree’s research in biomedical engineering, as well as opportunities for summer internships in national laboratories.

At ACU, the study of engineering is dedicated to glorifying the Creator. We admire God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe, and seek to understand and apply those principles to solve big problems while improving the lives of people around the world. Part of that commitment means action, and as a student in our engineering program you may have the opportunity to travel to Haiti to dig wells and provide clean drinking water for villages still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake, design a sustainable irrigation system for communities in Honduras, or work at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to help advance treatment for one of the world’s most deadly diseases.

ACU Undergrads at National Labs
ACU's engineering and physics students help conduct nuclear physics research at national labs each summer. See their experiences at Fermilab and Brookhaven.