Welcome to all students considering Tesla University and thank you to all of the dedicated staff, faculty, researchers and founders of our new university. This is an exciting opportunity to expand our world of knowledge and impart on our next generation some of the understanding of our world that we have gained through our years of work, dedication, education and experience. Many people have worked very hard to make this opportunity possible in expounding on the depth of knowledge into our future through you our students so that you can go out into your world whether it is Aruba, across the ocean or across our world to impact our globe through your contributions.
Through the dedicated work of our faculty, researchers, students and staff, we continue to advance the university’s mission to expand the boundaries of knowledge through creative thinking, cooperative learning, comradery, and move boundaries into the future of science and engineering in our world. We have met with many accomplishments this year of which enrollment of our first cohort of students is the most important. We are excited to foster relationships of our students and faculty with that of the research leaders and entrepreneurs of the world.
There is much work ahead of us to continue to grow and strengthen our position as a leading educational institute here in Aruba and around the world. You cannot stop at what is best nor what you have already accomplished. I want to encourage all of you to continue to strive for what is better to continue to improve the education here at Tesla University so that you will go from here and change our world. Our opportunities are endless but it will take a lot of work in development and understanding to achieve the highest goals of strong leadership and the best students any institute could ask for. We want all students to know that we are open to listening and developing programs that will suit the needs of ourfuture generations making each one of you highly acclaimed and sought after in your field with the expectation that you will someday move mountains where mountains may not even exist today.
As we begin this journey together, I urge each one of you to be focused and completely engaged in your education and thinking ahead to the next generation so that they too can make a difference. We are excited to foster your science and engineering talents for our community and all industries that continue to rely on your expertise, innovation, collaboration and contributions to the future. Things are moving faster in our innovative and technology driven world in which society continues to rely on more and more. The key development for our future generations lies in your hands in providing solutions to everyday problems, right up to the global challenges that we face today, tomorrow and in the years to come.
Emily Anne Cheung
MASc (Civil Engineering - Environmental Fluid Mechanics), FEC (Fellowship of Engineers Canada), PEng. (Professional Engineer) FCSSE
Dean, Faculty of EngineeringTesla University Aruba