SEAS has implemented a number of diversity and inclusion measures following a survey that found more than a quarter of respondents have experienced harassment or discrimination.
The newest offering is the College’s 50th field of concentration. Previously, students interested in the field received a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in the Engineering Sciences concentration on a special track.
Though some smaller details remain undecided, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is still set to complete its long-awaited move into Allston by September 2020, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.
Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said the school will expand two research areas—quantitative biology and quantum science and engineering—in the coming years.
Even though the Allston School of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus will not open until the fall of 2020, Dean of SEAS Francis J. Doyle III said he is already excited about “the new future of Harvard.”
At Harvard and Stanford, different school cultures and environments create differences in experiences, size of the engineering schools.
The Faculty unanimously voted for its creation, bringing the total number of concentrations offered to undergraduates up to 50.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote on a proposal to create a new engineering concentration and a new Ph.D. program in business administration.
As its student body grows more diverse, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will continue to prioritize diversity initiatives, according to SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III.
Harvard’s Faculty Council voted in favor of a new engineering concentration and discussed proposals concerning the Neurobiology department and the Asia Center.
The SEAS has hired six new faculty members, the largest addition to the school’s faculty since it hired a “bumper crop” of eight professors in 2015.