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Welcome to USI Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

With the challenges that we face from battling a global pandemic to creatively managing our natural resources to educating our youth and keeping the population healthy, USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education is poised to lead the charge and lead the change. It is a remarkable place where the talented faculty, staff, and alumni are dedicated to empowering the next generation of inventive thinkers and transforming lives through the power of discovery. I invite you to learn about our many exciting programs, get to know our faculty and staff, and tell us how we can help you reach your goals, achieve your dreams, and support you in your journey to be tomorrow’s creative problem solvers and influential leaders. Our college motto is “Learning by doing”; each of our students participates in life-changing, hands-on learning experiences.

The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education maintains a relentless pursuit of academic excellence, but the culture of caring and connection is what makes it special. I am proud to be a member of the Screaming Eagle family and hope that you will join us.

Shelly Blunt, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education


Elissa Tam

Elissa Tam ‘22 of Fishers, Indiana, has been awarded the 2022 Trustees Distinguished Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement not only in a student’s major, but also in the liberal arts and sciences that play a key role in core curriculum. As a biology major and world languages and cultures minor, Tam has worked closely with Dr. Alex Champagne, Associate Professor of Biology, on various research projects, including gathering and presenting data on alligator skin lipids. A USI Honors student, Tam, will receive her bachelor's degree in biology at the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education commencement ceremony in spring 2022.

Dr. Renee Frimming

Dr. Renee Frimming, Professor of Kinesiology and Sport, and Chair of Kinesiology and Sport department was recognized during the USI Multicultural Center's Phenomenal Women program. Dr. Frimming was one of nine women selected for their contributions to diversity at USI and in the Evansville communities.


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