In the wake of an unprecedented pandemic that is disproportionately affecting minority communities, and social unrest stemming from years of racial injustice, the resilience of our communities is being tested like never before. Through our work, we are committed to advancing societal resilience, public health and well-being, and equity and social justice. Through our actions, we are dedicated to improving Black lives and combating racism and prejudice in all its forms. Through our scholarship, we are devoted to the pursuit of knowledge that eliminates the forces that divide us. We firmly believe that a good college education, advanced engineering technologies, robust infrastructure systems, and a clean natural and built environment can bridge communities, elevate the social condition, and unleash the full potential of the human spirit. We will spare no effort in delivering on this promise. This is our pledge to the communities and stakeholders that we serve. Together, we will emerge stronger. Thank you for your support .

Stay safe and be well,
Ram M. Pendyala, PhD, Professor and Director