College History continued...


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


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.


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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