Freshman Engineering Program Announces Name Change

The College of Engineering's Freshman Engineering Program will now be known as the First-Year Engineering Program.

Richard Cassady, director of the program, said the name change was needed to more accurately reflect the nature of the program.

"The new name reflects the emphasis that universities place on creating a positive first-year experience for their students, regardless of their academic or personal background," Cassady said.

The name change took effect May 14.

About the First-Year Engineering Program

The First-Year Engineering Program is designed to nurture the academic success, professional development, and individual growth of first-year engineering students by establishing the foundation for their excellence in the study of engineering. The program strives to accomplish this mission by providing first-year engineering students with engaging and high-quality instruction in coursework that is relevant to the modern engineering student and is appropriate based on their individual K-12 preparation, the essential and motivating information about the engineering disciplines so that they make an informed choice about their engineering major, and proactive and high-quality academic advising, professional development opportunities, and peer mentoring,

Of the new freshmen who entered the College of Engineering during the nine years prior to the implementation of the Freshman Engineering Program, 61 percent returned to the College of Engineering for their sophomore year, and 38 percent graduated from the College of Engineering in six years. For the first 10 (2007-2016) First-Year Engineering Program cohorts, 70 percent returned to the College of Engineering for their sophomore year, and 47 percent graduated from the College of Engineering in six years.

Contacts

Richard Cassady, director
First-Year Engineering Program
479-575-6735, cassady@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu

Headlines

Honors College Selects 22 New Students for Path Program

The Honors College Path Program is a mentoring initiative that supports exceptional students from underrepresented populations.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Invests in System to Recycle a Precious Resource, Helium

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences recently installed a liquid helium recovery system.

Nominations Open for 2018 Family of the Year

The application for Family of the Year is now open to all U of A students enrolled for fall and who meet co-curricular requirements. Deadline to apply is noon Aug. 27. 

Participants Needed for Study Examining Effect of Diet on Health in Families

The Department of Food Science is recruiting families (defined as at least one parent/guardian) with at least one child between the ages of 6-12 years to participate in a nutrition study.

Summer Camp Teaches Teens With Disabilities to Advocate for Themselves

Summer camp is the first time many of the Arkansas PROMISE project youth participants with disabilities have been away from home or their families and their first exposure to a college campus.

Newswire Daily