The Buchtelite

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016


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Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016


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It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

Career Services amid Career Fairs

By Dylan Reynolds

February 24, 2016


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This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015


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An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing distilled alloocimene, a hydrocarbon, exploded in the graduate student’s...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 11, 2015


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UA’s IdeaWork is now accepting undergraduate student research articles to be a part of The Journal of Akron’s Undergraduate Research.   “Research-based articles in history are just as appropriate as research-based articles in chemical engineering,” said Thomas Bacher, director of The UA...

Engineering a minority

March 14, 2013


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Rachel Salyer When a person envisions a teacher, nurse or secretary, they probably picture a female. Picture an engineer, architect or mathematician — is it a male? Women like Renee Horn and Lauren Kukwa are looking to change that stereotype. They are part of the small, but growing minority of wome...

Engineering a future for Akron

September 5, 2011


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    By: Ruth Walker Most Ohioans stand united in their war against the negative aspects of having four seasons, namely the effects of rain and snow.  One of the major battles that has been waged for years now is against a rather nasty four letter word: rust. Rust is the inevitable futu...