The Bourns College of Engineering is named in honor of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns, founders of Bourns, Inc., an international electronics corporation. In recognition of a generous gift from the Bourns Foundation in 1994, the college was named in honor of the couple for bringing us closer to our vision of becoming a nationally recognized leader in engineering research and education.
Bourns, Inc. began in 1947 with a vision of providing electronic solutions to industrial issues. Beginning with the invention of the first miniature linear motion and vane position potentiometers, the couple soon found their business becoming a global corporation. International expansion still continues through technological innovation.
Its Mission is to:
-Produce engineers with the educational foundation and adaptive skills to serve rapidly evolving technology industries
-Conduct nationally recognized engineering research focused on providing a technical edge for the United States
-Contribute to knowledge of both fundamental and applied areas of engineering
-Provide diverse curricula that will instill in our students the imagination, talents, creativity, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving abilities
-Be a catalyst for industrial growth in Inland Southern California
Vision is to:
Become a nationally recognized leader in engineering research and education