Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment, providing students & faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Academic programs are offered through 12 distinct schools & colleges. Since 1909, the McCormick School of Engineering has sought excellence in achieving its two parallel missions: to produce new knowledge and to engage and educate students. McCormick fosters a culture in which innovation is not only encouraged, but expected. That culture still thrives today, driving new initiatives, research discoveries, and superior education.