In an interview, President Scott L. Scarborough discusses how the characteristics of a polytechnic university (think Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech) match UA’s historical strengths. Read interview
This future engineer thrives on perpetual motion
Biomedical engineering major Melissa Boswell has found a way to do it all — classes, undergrad research, co-ops, campus involvement and volunteering — for a rich Akron Experience.
UA startup wins $10,000
Dr. Nic Leipzig has invented OXAID, an oxygenated hydrogel bandage that promotes the healing of chronic wounds.
Inclusive excellence at Akron
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, we strive to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We respect and celebrate our differences and invite you to join us in creating an environment in which we can all excel.
Our goal at The University of Akron is to create a framework for excellence that incorporates diversity at its core while linking the quality of the educational experience.
Inclusive excellence is a key component of a comprehensive strategy for achieving institutional excellence. This includes the academic excellence of all students in attendance, and concerted efforts to educate and equip them to succeed in a diverse society with sophisticated intercultural skills.
An education major leads a classroom as part of her student-teaching experience.
Our students can choose from more than 200 undergraduate majors and area of study. Whether your dreams involve the stage, studio, classroom, laboratory or clinical setting, we'll provide the experiences and education to help make them a reality. Here, you will learn how to turn your aspirations into accomplishments, and your talents into tools to change the world.