The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide effective and high-quality engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education levels. Integral to this mission is an infrastructure of expertise and facilities that can support professional engineering education, advanced degree programs and research in important areas of applied science and technology. Educate students to think critically and creatively, identify and solve important technological problems, practice engineering with technical skill, have a high regard for ethical principles, and understand economic and environmental realities. Perform high-quality research that advances applied science or technology while preparing future researchers for industrial, academic and government positions. Contribute to interdisciplinary educational and research efforts to meet complex technological and societal needs. Provide and coordinate educational, technical and information services to industry, government, practicing engineers, K-12 educators, and the public. Become a catalyst for attracting and increasing the private sector to Western New York and New York State. Reach out internationally for cooperation in education and research.