Fenn College of Engineering Dean Bahman Ghorashi has been notified that the College’s proposal Engineering Across the Pipeline, has been funded in the amount of $475,000 by the Ohio Board of Regents. The proposal team, led by Dr. Jorge Gatica and including Dr. Paul Lin, Dr. Ghorashi, Gregg Schoof, and Pamela Charity is a Fenn College collaboration with the College of Science and partner institutions Baldwin Wallace College and Ursuline College.
The focus of the grant activity will be on increasing the number of engineering professionals in the Northeast Ohio by providing a career pathway to students who already have shown an interest and ability in physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics at the undergraduate level . Qualified students will have early and convenient access to an engineering master’s degree program supported by scholarships to continue their studies at the graduate level. All of Fenn College’s new 4+1 accelerated programs will benefit in a large way from this partnership-based program which will also attract more women into engineering by way of Ursuline and Baldwin Wallace Colleges. Engineering Across the Pipeline is an important initiative that links the CSU engineering college and local liberal arts institutions in harmony with the STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - priorities strongly endorsed by Regents’ Chancellor Eric Fingerhut and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.
Within the Last month, the Fenn College of Engineering has received two major funding grants from OBOR totaling more than $640,000: “Fenn Academy Pathway to Engineering Summer Academy" in the amount of $171,383 and the above $475,000 award.
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