The College of Engineering, in recognizing that American industries would require an ever increasing number of people in high technology areas and at the same time demanding diversity, initiated the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program (formerly known as Minority Retention Program) in January 1990.
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The success of the IDEAs Program relies and only relies on the success of its students. Here are their stories.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 1996
Product Manager, Laird Technologies, Cleveland OH
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2008
Minor in Applied Mathematics, 2008
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, 2010
Electrical Engineer, Gyrus ACMI, Bartlett, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2011
G. Stephens Inc.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2012
The University of Akron
College of Engineering
Auburn Science & Engineering Center
Akron, OH 44325-3901
Dr. Julie Zhao, Director
Shrank Hall North 360