Sharon Walker

Sharon Walker - Interim Dean

Welcome to the
Bourns College of Engineering!

We engineer excellence at the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at UC Riverside. For the past quarter century, BCOE has delivered on an ambitious growth trajectory that has surpassed all other colleges of its size and resulted in it becoming respected, nationally ranked and internationally known.

Our success is rooted in two core values – performing world-class research and developing a diverse and talented professional engineering workforce. Not only are we internationally recognized for the quality of our research, but we also take great pride in the excellent engineering education that we provide to both undergraduate and graduate students. Our students are deeply engaged in research, and along with our dedicated faculty and researchers, benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including the world’s largest known atmospheric chamber and a $10 million nanofabrication cleanroom.

The college’s collaborative and innovative culture prepares undergraduate and graduate students alike to transition to successful careers, be they in industry, government or academe. Our diverse student body – the majority of whom participate in the college’s more than 23 student professional organizations –  are in-demand as employees and leaders throughout the world.

If you are interested in pursuing an education in engineering, I encourage you to visit our college, learn more about our programs, interact with our faculty, and ask questions of current and past students. BCOE is a gem among the UC system and we look forward to sharing with you more about this special place – and perhaps welcoming you as the future member of our student body! 

Best regards,

Dr. Sharon Walker
Interim Dean
John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering