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Dean Lim

Congratulations to our newest alumni, the 551 undergraduates and 102 graduate students receiving degrees at Spring Commencement on April 26 and 27. According to last year's study by the university, our graduates had the highest starting salaries of all colleges at UC. What a way to start a career!
     Our annual College Awards Banquet held on April 12 was a huge success! We were pleased to honor three of our distinguished alumni: Rhonda J. Jackson as the Engineering Technology Distinguished Alumna, Jan C. Schilling as the Herman Schneider Distinguished Alumnus, and Eugene R. Allspach as our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. CEAS 2004 alumna, Cindy Chiang Halvorsen, winner of CBS's The Amazing Race (Season 19), was our emcee for the evening.
     On April 25, it was my pleasure to attend the Business Courier Innovation Awards where two local firms started by CEAS faculty, General Nano and Siloam Biosciences, were recognized for their new ideas and approaches. General Nano, specializing in developing carbon nanotube materials for aerospace and defense applications, was named the winner in the Engineering Innovation category.
     I am pleased to announce the formation of "UC Engineers," our consulting group formed to expedite quotes and services to the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI) and be a one- stop resource for industry partners for engineering expertise, services, advanced research and product innovation.
     I think you'll agree with me that it's been a great year in the college and university. Thank you for your support during this exciting time in the life of our college.

Congratulations to CEAS professors who won UC 2013 Faculty Awards
  • Established Entrepreneurial Achievement Award - Jason Heikenfeld
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award - Gregory L. Sizemore
  • Distinguished Research Professor - Andrew J. Steckl
For more information on the faculty awards visit:
CEAS students win Presidential Leadership Medals of Excellence

CEAS students, Mark Schutte and Nick Shah, have been awarded the UC Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. Recipients of this award are selected for their academic excellence, their commitment to co-curricular activities, their citizenship in support of the university's goals and values, their dedication to diversity and their potential for future success and achievement.

For more information on the awardees visit:

Presidential Leadership

Professor Kupferle named ELATE Fellow

Margaret Kupferle, PhD, College of Engineering and Applied Science associate professor and Chair of the Environmental Engineering Program, was recently named as an Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Program Fellow.

Construction Management students win first prize at OCA Competition

On February 15-16, 2013, the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) team of construction management students placed first in the Ohio Constructors Association (OCA) Student Estimating Competition. The two-day competition was held at the Hilton Easton in Columbus, Ohio..

Gaskins leads NSBE Success

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) hosted its 39th Annual Convention at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 27-31, 2013. The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) strongly supports the convention and is pleased that our own graduate student, Whitney Gaskins, served as the Chairperson of the Convention Planning Committee.

CEAS finalist in Rich Media Impact Awards

UC CEAS is a Sonic Foundry Finalist in the 2013 Rich Media Impact (RMI) Awards for its dual enrollment program in collaboration with 12 local high schools. The dual enrollment program is completed via distance learning using Sonic Foundry's Mediasite - an enterprise video platform. The RMI award recognizes academic excellence in higher education through video and provides an opportunity for students to reach their full potential through online, blended or distance learning.

Research faculty Choi discovers potential biochemical reactor

The ground breaking research of Hyo-Jick Choi, CEAS research assistant professor, was recently featured in the February issue of Nanotechnology journal. Choi and his colleagues have discovered that ranaspumin-2 foam - the foam nests of frogs -shows potential as a biochemical reactor. This discovery brings us a step closer to the reproduction of in vitro engineering of life.

Messer Construction Co. makes generous donation to the George Suckarieh Endowed Scholarship Fund

On April 19, at Dr. George Suckarieh's retirement reception, Messer Construction Co. surprised the professor with a generous gift of $11,000+ for the George Suckarieh Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit deserving construction management students.

CEAS Leadership class raises nearly $4,000 for scholarships and President Ono surprises class with additional $10,000 gift

CEAS students presented President Ono with a check for $3,855 on April 17. The funds were raised through adjunct assistant professor Greg Sizemore's Leadership and Decision Making class in support of his outreach efforts for new donors to the 100K Strong Challenge.

Lori Kincaid, New Development Director

CEAS welcomed Lori Kincaid on March 4 as our Senior Director of Development. Lori has a successful background in major gift fundraising and leadership development roles at a number of institutions including the University of Kentucky, Johns Hopkins University, Baptist Hospital, Louisville and the University of Louisville. In addition, she served as a capital campaign consultant with Ketchum, Inc.

Lori Kincaid, Development Director

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