College History continued...

1913

The College of Engineering is founded in September as Buchtel College formally becomes the Municipal University of Akron.


1914

Frederic E. Ayer, a former civil engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati, becomes the first dean of the College of Engineering. The Cooperative Education Program was initiated at The University of Akron.


1917-1918:

The Department of Electrical Engineering is established. John S. Kennedy receives the college's first degree, a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

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