The Buchtelite

‘Unclass’ unanounced

By Kaitlin Erdman

May 2, 2016

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing Place, a course designed to break down barriers between academic disciplines and develop new ideas...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016

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...

Remembering Donald McIntyre

Remembering Donald McIntyre

By Megan Hanft, Writer

February 22, 2016

On Feb. 14, Donald McIntyre of the Department of Polymer Science passed away at the age of 87. He attributed 30 years of service to The University of Akron in his field. McIntyre grew up in Detroit and found his passion for chemistry in high school. He encountered several teachers that influenced hi...

Lessons in creativity and science

Lessons in creativity and science

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

December 7, 2015

Julio M. Ottino, an an esteemed researcher who has been heralded by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era,” lectured Friday, Dec. 4 in the Polymer Center Auditorium on the connections between creativity and science. Almost 80 stud...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering and computer science, the physical sciences, and technology,” according to its website—would...

Akronauts prepare for takeoff

Akronauts prepare for takeoff

By Zach Guzman

April 9, 2015

Jesse Batko of Akron’s Rocket Design Team wants to fly to the moon and play among the stars in the team’s first year. “Beat M.I.T.” is the motto and lofty goal that co-founder and co-president Batko hopes will send the Akronauts into sub-orbit as they gear up for their first competition. “We...

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

February 11, 2015

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...

I-Corps to help realize new ideas

By Marissa Gross, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Since the fall of 2013, UA has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps), designed to aid young, aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs in bringing their concepts to life. UA was one of the first three I-Corps sites. Though it is still a relatively...

Popular science writer to speak at UA

Popular science writer to speak at UA

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

January 22, 2015

  Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” “The Invention of Air,” and “The Ghost Map” will speak at UA On Tuesday, Jan. 27. Those familiar with Johnson’s writing and television programs will recognize his unique takes on science...

UA represented at major scientific conference

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 17, 2014

The University of Akron’s chapter of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS) met other participants in Salt Lake City for the 30th annual Q Conference. Along with the team representing Akron, approximately 60 to 70 other international and national advocates for...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

COLLIDER5 returns with ingenuity

September 20, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick The annual Ingenuity Festival hit Cleveland last weekend and featured some very exciting art and technology. The festival took place behind the Cleveland Browns Stadium in two large warehouses that overlook the lake. The festival planners stated that their mission was "to ...

Science in a democracy: it shapes the foundation and the future of our country.

April 24, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger This is the final article in a series that has focused on science education and its importance in a democratic society. To view the previous articles or to submit comments, please visit the opinion section of our website at www.buchtelite.com. Our country was founded on t...

Climate change is a fact

April 18, 2012

Written by:  Matthew Balsinger This is the third part in a series focused on the issue of science in education. To view the two previous articles, visit the opinion section of our website at www.buchtelite.com. The fourth and final article in the series will focus on the dangers of allowing decisions...

Evolution is a fact of life

April 17, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger This is the second article in a series on science and education. To view previous articles, visit www.buchtelite.com. This article explores why denying the evolution theory is detrimental to our society. The United States is built upon the idea that opinions matter and that ...

War on science

April 11, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger   The state of Tennessee has joined an increasing trend in largely Republican-controlled southern states in declaring war on science education. On Tuesday, Tennessee state legislatures passed a law that gives teachers the right not to teach evolution and climate change...