The IDEAs Advisory Council is to provide a variety of opportunities to participate in the realization of the objective of the IDEAs program and thus to develop a close working relationship between engineering leaders in the greater Akron community, the state of Ohio and the nation, and the administration of the IDEAs program at the College of Engineering.  Activities and goals to be realized as a result of this relationship shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Philanthropy:  To assist the IDEAs program in the cultivation and solicitation of philanthropic resources and establish a multi-faceted fund raising program that will continue into the future. 
  • Achievement: To assist the IDEAs program to provide financial and professional support to increase the number of students of color in the engineering professions, to design academic, professional and personal development plans, and to expand opportunities for students to find employment. 
  • Enrollment and Retention:  To set up scholarships in order to assist the IDEAs program to recruit outstanding students from the historically underrepresented students of color and retain a diverse pool of students. 
  • Assessment: To assist the IDEAs program to assess learning outcomes related to inclusive excellence and the climate of diversity.  

Chats with IDEAs Councils and Alumni: supported by the IDEAs Advisory Council, this workshop series offer opportunities to meet with professions in the fields of engineering. Each workshop, run by IDEAs Ambassadors, is limited to 12 students.

 

2017 Fall Schedule

Speaker

Company

Time

Date

Mike Ciammaichella

The Ruhlin Company

4-5pm

September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)

Brandon Kirkman

Cleveland Clinic: Head Neck & Spine Center

4-5pm

September 28, 2017 (Thursday)

Tanya Miracle

Bridgestone Firestone

3-4pm

October 12, 2017 (Thursday)

Noah Klinksiek

Dominion

2-3pm

November 1, 2017 (Wednesday)

Steven Hernandez

Fairfield Medical Center

2-3pm

November 9, 2017 (Thursday)

Jane Lacy

 

2-3pm

November 15, 2017 (Wednesday)

 

Chairperson: Ms. Halle Jones Capers, P.E.

Senior Vice President of Operations and 

Manager of Transportation

G. Stephens, Inc.

133 N. Summit Street

Akron, OH  44304

Vice Chairperson: Mr. Anthony Spring, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer, Civil

3135 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

Secretary: Mr. Michael Ciammaichella P.E. 

Vice President, Civil Division Manager

The Ruhlin Company                     

6931 Ridge Road, PO Box 190

Sharon Center, OH  44274

Mr. Noah Klinksiek

Supervisor Gas Operations, 

Dominion East Ohio

320 Springside

Fairlawn, OH 44333

Mrs. Jane Lacy

Advanced New Product Introduction Engineer

Oatey Co.

20600 Emerald Parkway

Cleveland, OH 44135

Mrs. Tanya Miracle

TBR Development Engineer

Bridgestone/Firestone

America's Technical Center

10 East Firestone Parkway

Akron, OH 44317