About the School
The Ingram School of Engineering is located in the Bruce & Gloria Ingram Hall building on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
The School was officially formed in 2007 via endowments from the Ingram family of Ingram ReadyMix Concrete. These endowments continue to provide scholarships for engineering students as well as funding for student-centered activities, faculty development, and laboratory enhancement.
The School maintains endowed and chaired professorships, including:
- Ingram Endowed Chair (currently occupied by Dr. John Schemmel, American Concrete Institute Fellow)
- Ingram Professorship #1 (currently occupied by Dr. Harold Stern, the founding Director of the Ingram School)
- Ingram Professorship #2 (currently occupied by Dr. Vishu Viswanathan, IEEE Fellow and Texas Instruments Fellow)
The School has four undergraduate degree programs in specific areas of engineering. The Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering programs were bootstrapped through related existing programs in the Department of Engineering Technology. The Electrical Engineering program (and separately accredited Computer Engineering specialization) were developed "from scratch". The Civil Engineering program is the newest addition to the Schools degree programs and is the first program in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI).
The School provides a strong educational experience via theory combined with practice in a class/lab atmosphere. Dedicated faculty and staff are directly involved in classes and labs, and each degree program culminates with a Senior Design or "Capstone" Project which is required for graduation. Senior Design projects emphasize project management, technical deliverables, and multidisciplinary effort in team-oriented, long-term projects.
As a result of the heavy emphasis on practical, applied, and experiential learning, students who graduate from the Ingram School are well-prepared for careers in all aspects of engineering.