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    WE ENGINEER BETTER™ … As we enter our third year working to establish “our brand,” I would like to share with you how we are living the brand in the College.
    Excellence, Quality, Achievement are the key words for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Every day an alumni story, a student award, a competition victory, research breakthrough or financial grant attests to our success. Our college is “on the move.” The stories in this issue illustrate the excellence and quality we are delivering.
    A few months ago, Provost Beverly Davenport, President Santa Ono and the UC Board of Trustees recognized our enrollment growth and leading research with an investment in CEAS called “50 in 5,” representing an initiative to hire 50 new CEAS faculty in five years. This effort stems from two of Provost Davenport’s most prominent programs — UC’s Strategic Hiring and Cluster Hiring Initiatives.
    The goal of this commitment is to expand even further the college’s ties to industry-based research that is yielding more patents, new company formations and practical solutions for our commercial partners. Additionally, under this plan enrollment growth continues with no increase in the student to faculty ratio.
    I am pleased to report that the “50 in 5 Initiative” is underway with a number of new top educator-researchers aboard for the coming semester. They’re needed as our incoming class this fall set a record enrollment and their credentials are outstanding. The class boasts a nearly 30 average ACT score, a record number of class valedictorians and salutatorians, 26 National Merit Scholars and two Cincinnatus Presidential Scholars. They are here because we provide a top education combined with practical co-op work assignments, an overall rewarding college experience, and a well-paying job upon graduation.
    Students will also benefit from ASSET (Advancing Student Success in Engineering and Technology) — an ambitious program designed to elevate teaching in all of our classes by proactive and assessment-driven faculty development.
    This past year we set a new record in our development efforts raising almost $8.4 million that includes 11 new scholarships — several of these scholarships will be awarded to students this academic year. This fall we begin another year committed to further improving the educational opportunities for our students and our relationships with our stakeholders.
    Thank you for your support and involvement with the College. Together, WE ENGINEER BETTER™.

Record breaking freshman class enters Fall 2014

Coupled with high test scores and even higher GPAs, the College of Engineering and Applied Science Class of 2019 includes 26 National Merit Scholars.

Researchers, Ian Papautsky, left, Erin Haynes, and William Heineman showcase a new sensor.
UC research is catching the eye of media outlets all over the world.

Recent research and developments within the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been widely circulated. Hot topics include the development of delivery drones, light and energy conservation, advancements in inorganic movement, and more.

The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics Program (CEEMS) Closing Showcase displayed local teachers’ preparations for a great upcoming school year.

Local middle and high school teachers from 14 surrounding school districts have teamed up with UC in search of better methods for teaching the difficult topics of math and science.

James Copeland, Hughes High School
UC redefines “Researcher” and gives women unique summer opportunities.

Undergraduate women conduct original research alongside UC faculty for a summer experience unlike any other through the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Experience for Women Undergraduates (REWU) program.

WISE student Fiona Shaw, center, Prof. Junhang Dong, left, and grad student Ruidong Yang analyze the quality of the composite membrane with regard to distribution of zeolite nanoparticles.

Dr. Bahram Shahrooz
Professor Bahram Shahrooz is named an American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Fellow for keeping our bridges safe.

Being named a Fellow is among the highest of honors. For Professor Bahram Shahrooz in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the CEAS, the recognition keeps coming.

Prof. John Franco, center, receiving the Cyber Operations Certificate from Steve LaFountain, left, and Dr. Deborah Frincke, right, from the NSA.
The U.S. National Security Agency, NSA, announced that UC is among five universities selected for their National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program.

CEAS electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science students are eager to continue the crusade against cybercrime.

CEAS Researchers are partnering with AMP Electric Vehicles to develop delivery drones.

CEAS has partnered with AMP Electric Vehicles, a locally-based company specializing in next generation electric vehicles, to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) with the ability to make its own deliveries.

CEAS graduate students Bryan Brown, left, and Wei Wei flying the HorseFly octocopter on the UC campus. Photo courtesy of The Enquirer/Leigh Taylor.

Alex Stenger                Sophia Mitchell
July and August “Engineers of the Month”

The college recognized Alex Stenger, CM, and Sophia Mitchell, AERO, as Engineers of the Month this summer.

Each Engineer of the Month has demonstrated excellence in the classroom, success in their co-op assignments, and leadership through extracurricular activities on campus and/or in the community.

New Cooperative Education opportunities welcomed.

Cooperative education (co-op) is a primary reason students come to UC and one of the most memorable experiences for our alumni. With CEAS growth, the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL) is continually seeking co-op opportunities, particularly in aerospace and biomedical engineering. If you have an opportunity for a UC student or are interested in starting a co-op program, please contact ProPEL at 513-556-4632,, or visit our website

Do you remember Baldwin Hall?

How could you forget the landmark building that greeted you as an incoming freshman; marked your walk to and from classes; and is now flanked by the bust of Herman Schneider himself? This beautiful building remains a lasting tribute to your hours, days and years at the College. Named in honor of Francis H. Baldwin, the original home to our college, inspired the formation of a unique society to promote the interests of alumni and friends who support CEAS. Members of the Baldwin Society provide essential financial support, allowing us to continue providing excellence in engineering education for today’s students. They also receive benefits including invitations to exclusive annual Baldwin Society events, free campus parking and other discounts.
We invite you to consider joining the Baldwin Society by making a gift of $1,000 or more to the CEAS department or fund of your choice. For information please contact the CEAS Office of Development at 513-556-6271 or

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