Get Involved

Engineering alumni have many opportunities to engage with The University of Akron’s College of Engineering and Polymer Science.

Serve on advisory councils

Advisory councils consist of alumni volunteers who generously donate their time to provide expertise and guidance to academic programs. Currently, within the College of Engineering and Polymer Science, there are advisory councils for each academic program, as well as the Women in Engineering program and the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics program.

Industry partnerships

Our research projects are developed in partnership with key national and international industry partners in response to the need for solutions to global, national and regional engineering challenges. We offer 12 research centers and institutes with experts in the fields of tribology, polymer engineering, polymer science, biomimicry, sustainability/clean energy, finishing technology, tire physics and more. Work with us.

Employment opportunities

University of Akron engineering students provide a skilled talent pool to industry. Our widely known and respected co-op and placement program provides students with jobs while they are in school and places them in permanent positions when they graduate. Join our network of outstanding companies who hire UA Zips.

Event sponsorship

The College offers a wide variety of events to support financially as an event sponsor, such as events that introduce youth to STEM, like our Kids Career Day, or student events (Zips Racing Sponsor Day, Zips Engineered for Success meet-ups) to College sponsored events for current students throughout the year. We rely on the generous support from the corporate sector to fund these events to make sure our students are celebrated and the pipeline for future scientists and engineers continues for years to come. Explore our K-12 programs.

Diverse Engineering sponsorship

UA’s first podcast celebrating diverse voices and stories of UA engineering graduates debuted in 2020 and has over 1,000 downloads to date! Hosted by UA alumna EbaNee Bond, sponsorship funds support the Women in Engineering and Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics programs. Check out our podcast.

Support our recruitment efforts

Alumni play a critical role in attracting new students to The University of Akron. There is no better marketing tool than sharing the experiences of our graduates as told by our graduates themselves. Connect with us if you would like to participate in an alumni panel, be a classroom speaker, or participate in a letter-writing campaign.

Legacy visits

If you have a junior or senior in high school who is considering the College of Engineering and Polymer Science, we would be honored to extend a personalized tour to you and your student. Meet with faculty, travel down memory lane by visiting former classrooms, tour campus, and more. Contact to schedule your legacy visit.

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