The Minority Engineering Seminar and Peer Group Discussion (4100-120) is a one-credit elective course offered every fall semester. The course meets the following objectives:
The IDEAs Project “A” Competition is a sponsored program designed to encourage the freshmen in the program to strive toward academic success by achieving more A's. During the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year, students submit exams, quizzes and term papers on which they have received an “A” (above 90%). The students with the highest numbers of submissions win gift cards ($20~$50). All participants will be invited to the celebration lunch and field trips to our sponsored company.
Various activities are designed to enhance the culture of diversity, academic success, professional development and personal development. The following events have been offered:
The IDEAs program participants are encouraged to be involved with undergraduate research after their sophomore year. Students may publish papers with research advisors/mentors in peer-reviewed journals or present their results at conferences.
Since 1996, our undergraduate researchers have been awarded with the following research scholarships and internships:
This program is designed to enhance the sense of belonging and giving back. With partnership of Akron local community, the IDEAs program offers following opportunities to all engineering students:
The University of Akron
College of Engineering
Auburn Science & Engineering Center
Akron, OH 44325-3901
Dr. Julie Zhao, Director
Shrank Hall North 360