The University of Akron

Dr. George K. Haritos, F.ASME

Dean, College of Engineering
Phone: 330-972-6978

100 Years of Excellence

As we celebrate the College of Engineering's Centennial in 2014, I am proud of the significant and measurable contributions our 12,000 alumni have made to our region, state, the U.S., and the world.

The last decade has been a time of tremendous growth, innovation and student success for the College. Examples of this include:

  • 2,700 undergraduate students in fall 2012, nearly doubling enrollment since fall 2004
  • 400 graduate students
  • 9x increase in research activity in 2012 compared to 2007
  • 50,000 square feet more research space at the UA Engineering Research Center (ERC), and an additional 30,000 in the renovated Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC) West Tower
  • Establishment of an innovative partnership with The Timken Company, which brought the Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories to ERC
  • Launching the new Aerospace Systems Engineering baccalaureate degree program - the first undergraduate program in the U.S. with Systems content
  • Establishment of the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP) and the first baccalaureate degree in corrosion engineering in the U.S.

Propelled by the dedication of our students, faculty, alumni, friends and industrial partners, we are making extraordinary progress and have positioned the College to continue to make a significant impact on the lives of our students, Northeast Ohio and the world.

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