University of Akron to offer undergraduate degree in polymer science, engineering

ByTommie C. Curtis

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“It is an honor to go on to provide our learners and the College of Akron local community as dean,” Menzemer explained. “UA has a wealthy history of tutorial excellence, and the Faculty of Engineering and Polymer Science is at the coronary heart of that custom of excellence.”

Menzemer has nearly 40 many years of encounter in business and in bigger instruction. He joined UA in 1996 as a school member in the Division of Civil Engineering just before briefly serving as interim assistant dean and then affiliate dean from 2010-18. In 2018, Menzemer was appointed interim dean and partially taken care of his part in the classroom as a professor of civil engineering. Prior to academia, Menzemer expended 14 several years doing work in sector for United States Metal Corp. and Alcoa.

Menzemer acquired his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, all in civil engineering, from Lehigh College in Pennsylvania.

As for the addition of the undergraduate polymer science and polymer engineering software, Menzemer reported the move was “an obvious up coming stage for the school.”

“This diploma was recognized to increase our strength in polymers and materials science and offer educational chances for the total spectrum of students,” he said. “Polymers have prolonged been entwined with the Akron neighborhood, and the University of Akron has served as an international chief in polymer graduate education and learning.”

The university was not too long ago rated No. 1 in polymer science and plastics engineering plans by EduRank, a worldwide rating web-site.

The college’s historical past in polymers started in 1909, when C.M. Knight taught the world’s initial study course in rubber chemistry on campus, the college mentioned. UA introduced the to start with Ph.D. plan in polymer chemistry in 1956. Considering that then, it extra, the campus systems have developed and diversified together with the polymer marketplace.