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With the 2015-16 academic year drawing to a close, I’m pleased to report another year of sustained growth and achievement for the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
    This year, we graduated nearly 1,000 students and proudly watched as they hit the ground running with their co-op experience, entering society as innovators and leaders. Three graduates, Priya Chawla, Andrew Griggs, and Zachary Tucker, were recently named among the six winners of the University’s 2016 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence Award. Chawla is also the recipient of the University-wide C-Ring award. Our senior awardees, along with the rest of our remarkable students, are certainly evidence of the academic excellence of CEAS.
    And as a part of our commitment to maintaining this academic excellence, we have invested in more than 30 outstanding faculty members from around the world who are the best and brightest researchers and educators, thus adding more expertise, opportunities and resources to our highly-regarded, experiential learning-infused curriculum.
    Both our new faculty members and our existing roster continue to impress us, as our renowned researchers garner national and international attention with their achievements. Take for example Andrew J. Steckl, the Carl Gieringer Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar of Microelectronics and Distinguished Research Professor, who was recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Among our NSF CAREER award recipients, Kristin Rozier and David Wendell are our most recent faculty to be recognized for their outstanding research and their ability to successfully integrate education.
    Additionally, the college continues to strive for greater diversity in the field of engineering as we proudly partner with our University and community colleagues both inside and outside of the classroom. New faculty member, Whitney Gaskins, was recently honored as the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 2016 Golden Torch Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award recipient. Also on this note, I’m pleased to report that our minority confirms for Fall 2016 are up more than 60%. Last year at this time we had only 59 minority students confirmed.
    As we proceed on this path of maintained growth and continued excellence, I’d like to thank you for your generous support and participation in our mission to produce the next generation of engineering leaders. Together, WE ENGINEER BETTER™.

Chris Hersman, BSEE’88
With Pluto well in its rearview mirror, New Horizons continues its decade-long adventure into the Kuiper Belt with a UC graduate still enjoying the ride.

Paul Sagel, BSChE’93
CEAS Alumnus Paul Sagel revolutionizes art of teeth whitening.

Andrew Eloff
Andrew Eloff, BSEE ’94, vice-president and co-founder (COO) of Raw Thrills arcade video gaming entertainment company, is UC’s 2016 Rising Star.

Urmila Ghia, Professor Emerita Mechanical Engineering Kelly Cohen, Professor Aerospace Engineering
Urmila Ghia and Kelly Cohen receive 2016 Faculty Awards.

Cameron Crippa, CEAS senior aerospace engineering student, is the 2016 Herman Schneider Medalist.

EnableUC, a newly established biomedical engineering student organization, collaborates with e-Nable — a global network of volunteers and open source organization that provides a variety of cost-effective prosthetic hand designs.

“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.

Hyperloop UC hinges on revolutionizing high-speed transportation.

Want to help our Hyperloop team as they prepare for this summer’s competition? Make a donation today.

College welcomes new Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Ann Terry
Ann Terry joined the University of Cincinnati as the CEAS Director of Alumni Relations in April. She comes to UC with nearly 12 years of experience in the field.
    Most recently, Ann served as the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at the University of Minnesota for their College of Science and Engineering leading alumni relations and engagement programmatic initiatives for a network of 65,000 alumni. She also managed the college's mentor program, planned regional and national alumni events; identified outstanding alumni worthy of school and university-wide recognition; and advanced connections between alumni and the University.
    Additional experience includes: Director of Alumnae Relations, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA; and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Ann looks forward to meeting and connecting with CEAS alumni in Cincinnati and around the country. She can be reached at: 513-556-4469,

Baldwin Society membership supports CEAS scholarships

Supporting scholarships at the College of Engineering and Applied Science is just one way to make a difference in the lives of our students, many of whom would not be able to afford to continue their education without private support. This year, consider including CEAS in your year-end, tax-deductible giving by joining or renewing your membership in the Baldwin Society. For further information, contact the CEAS Office of Development at (513) 556-6271 or

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