College of Engineering Timeline...

The University of Akron's College of Engineering has a history of academic excellence dating back to 1913. This timeline highlights key events in the college's development.



Buchtel College is founded. During cornerstone-laying ceremonies, Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune and ceremony speaker, said one day he hoped to see the college "graduate a great and glorious body of young and earnest men in engineering, science, and a hundred different pursuits where knowledge is of great benefit to humankind."