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    As this academic year began, I indicated that the “college is on the move” and that the key components to our brand — excellence, quality and achievement — were not only being met but surpassed…of note, 26 National Merit Scholars chose CEAS this fall, professors Nan Niu and Murali Sundaram earned NSF Career awards, and Marathon Petroleum Company announced a $360,000 gift (matched by UC) to support 15 students each year from the college’s Emerging Ethnic Engineers program. Clearly, our students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to strengthen the CEAS brand.
    Our achievements were put on display during CEAS Night at 5/3rd Arena on February 25 and even earlier during the university’s recognition of faculty research fellows and researchers who are 2014 patent recipients. More than half of the patent recipients are CEAS faculty and we continue to be a valued resource for both our colleagues in other colleges and our industrial partners.
    Intellectual property, particularly the practical solutions produced by CEAS researchers, fuels growth through Tristate corporations and new firms being started by CEAS student and faculty entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial effort received a major boost with the announcement of the remodeling of the former Sears Building on Reading Road into a UC research accelerator facility. The new facility will house UCRI and an expected host of new start-up companies bringing UC’s (and the college’s) research innovations to market.
    CEAS students continue to excel in the classroom, in the lab, on the job, across campus, and in the community. When leadership is needed, CEAS students are generally out front. Representative of the achievements of our full student body are the Engineers of the Month. These students are our future and we fully expect to hear more about their successes as their careers take shape over the coming years.
    CEAS graduates promote and progress our brand by their exemplary lives and by returning to campus to advance the university. Clark Beck exemplifies this dedication and continues to lead the way for a number of our minority students. From our very own Nippert Stadium to NASA JPL in California to electrical plants in Texas and to the modeling and simulation collaboration with P&G, our students and graduates continually innovate, setting a brisk pace for others to follow. Look for our next issue when we celebrate the 2015 graduating class.

Dr. Dionysios Dionysiou
Local group takes on toxic algae head on

CEAS professor Dionysios Dionysiou has been studying harmful algae for years, in particular, how they react in water treatment systems.

CEAS faculty receive patents

Eight faculty members from the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science received patents in 2014, proving once again UC has fertile ground for innovation.
Alumnus honored for giving back

UC Alumnus Clark Beck has been changing hearts, including his own, since he graduated with his degree in mechanical engineering.

Clark Beck (Photo by Lisa Ventre)
NSF Career Award benefits students as much as faculty

Murali Sundaram, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering, received the NSF CAREER Award for his work with 3D Printing, allowing his team to continue building onto undergraduate research.

Murali Sundaram, right, with Jay Kim, Department Head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Aerospace engineering students reveal their toy design to the class after Nancy Turner has sketched it.
Students challenged to create a new flying toy for Mattel

In a two-part interactive classroom exercise, Professor Kelly Cohen, challenged his students to create an original flying children’s toy. Little did they know, their concept might be the next Mattel offering.

CEAS students are “Engineers of the Month”

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.
Marathon Petroleum gives $360K to UC engineering program, UC matches gift

Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) has donated $360,000 to the University of Cincinnati’s Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) Program, establishing the Marathon Petroleum Company Scholars Program. UC will match the gift, which will be made over three years and will provide annual support for 15 freshmen in the E3 program Alumni Weekend 2015.

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
Baldwin Society members support CEAS

Students at the College of Engineering and Applied Science are changing the world around us thanks to opportunities provided by loyal alumni and friends. These partners allow CEAS to advance our mission of Engineering Better by supporting scholarships, research and facilities. To honor those donors whose significant financial support empowers the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the college is proud to acknowledge them with membership in our Baldwin Society.

Make your gift of $1,000 or more to join or renew your membership in the Baldwin Society.

For more information, contact the CEAS Office of Development at (513) 556-6271 or

CEAS welcomes alumni back to college

Alumni Weekend 2015 takes place at UC from Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12. It is a great opportunity for alumni to remain connected to the university and each other. Our College of Engineering and Applied Science family joins the entire university in welcoming alumni back to campus to view our facilities, sit in on a class, take a walking tour of campus or attend one of the special events listed here Alumni Weekend 2015.

The 22nd Annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

Monday, September 14, 2015

Walden Ponds Golf Course, Fairfield, Ohio.

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