Gaudette, who will officially begin his role on Jan. 1, currently serves as a professor of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Boston College submitted an Administrative Site Plan Review Application to the Newton City Council’s Land Use Committee on March 4 which contains detailed blueprints and renderings of the proposed Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.
“The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society provides the School of Social Work that ideal platform to reach across disciplines to define, understand, design, and test interventions,” the dean of the Boston College School of Social Work said in an email.
“As rival universities integrate similar programs into their curriculum…it is evident that BC recognizes the necessity to keep up with rival institutions.”
“Our world/society truly needs ‘liberal art’ engineers to lead with character and technical acumen.” said Olga Pierrakos, chair of the Wake Forest engineering program.
The number of computer science majors more than quadrupled from 2007 to 2016, but the faculty body has remained relatively small.