Through teaching and collaborative research, SEAS discovers, designs and creates novel technologies and approaches to societal challenges—in service to the world, the nation, and our community. We bridge disciplines, both within engineering and the applied sciences and beyond, to prepare broadly trained leaders, to advance foundational science, and to achieve translational impact.

SEAS is where engineering, foundational science and the liberal arts converge. Through education and research, we address global challenges and serve society.


In 10 years, SEAS will…

  • Have a global reputation as a top engineering program
  • Be a hub with buzz
    • Draw students and faculty from across Harvard
    • Engage the community and industry
  • Have new, re-invented, better space in Allston and in Cambridge
  • Be more diverse (faculty, staff, students)
  • Host more high-impact industry partnerships and translational research
  • Have a critical mass of faculty
  • Be a model for cross-university collaboration
  • Play a greater role in Gen Ed
  • Be an engaged citizen within our communities


  • Respect for all
  • Agility
  • Service to the greater good
  • Institutional citizenship
  • A culture in which it is safe to express ideas
  • Creativity in pedagogy, research and operations
  • Diversity of backgrounds and perspectives