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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. Departmental Report Joseph J. Rencis, Professor and Head Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineering Board of Directors Meeting. Fayetteville, Arkansas. University of Arkansas. June 5, 2009. Outline. UA Budget Status Undergraduate Female Enrollment

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Departmental Report

Joseph J. Rencis, Professor and Head

Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineering

Board of Directors Meeting

Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas

June 5, 2009


Outline
Outline

  • UA Budget Status

  • Undergraduate Female Enrollment

  • African American and Hispanic Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Student Recognition

  • Staff Recognition

  • Faculty Recognition

  • Razorback MEssenger Newsletter


Ua budget status
UA Budget Status

  • Legislative Session Restored $5M Cut from Budget

    • One Time Funds

    • No Permanent Funds

  • Athletic Department Transferred $1M to Operations

  • No Tuition Increase

  • No Faculty and Non-classified Staff Raises – May be one-time supplement in December.

  • Classified Raises (Office Staff)


Undergraduate female enrollment
Undergraduate Female Enrollment

79% Increase since 2004


Recruitment strategies for female undergraduate
Recruitment Strategies for Female Undergraduate

  • Last Three Years by COE Recruitment

    • Women Tour Guide

  • Summer 2009 – by James Davis

    • Brochure Focus on Underrepresented Groups – Use Study by NAE

      • Photos

      • Wording

      • Feature of Alumni

    • Separate Tour Focus for Men and Women


African american and hispanic undergraduate enrollment
African American and Hispanic Undergraduate Enrollment

*No breakdown before 2005 from ASEE.

**Start of common Freshman Program.


Student recognition
Student Recognition

  • 2009 SOLAR SPLASH Awards

    • 5th & 6th Overall (2 Boats)

    • 2nd & 9th Sprint

    • 2nd & 9th Solar Endurance

    • 2nd & 9th Solar Slalom

    • 2nd & 9th in Qualifying

    • 2nd Outstanding Technical Report

    • Outstanding Solar System Design

    • Most Improved Team

  • http://www.solarsplash.com/


Student recognition1
Student Recognition

  • Julius Morehead, B.S.M.E. ‘09

  • 2009 Graduate Engineering degrees for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship

  • 2009 GEM Summer Internship

    • Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) National Laboratory


Student recognition2
Student Recognition

  • 2009 ME Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year

  • 1st Year of Award

  • Elected by Students

  • Election held by ME Student Advisory Committee

  • Michael ‘Brock’ Schulte


Student recognition3
Student Recognition

  • 2009 ME Outstanding Freshman of the Year

  • Joseph Aldrich


Student recognition4
Student Recognition

  • 2008-09 ME Outstanding Senior of the Year

  • Julius S. Morehead


Student recognition5
Student Recognition

  • Julius Morehead, B.S.M.E. ‘09

  • National Society of Black Engineers

  • Awards

    • 2009 Major Sponsors Scholar

    • Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEX)


Staff recognition
Staff Recognition

  • 2008-09 ME Outstanding Staff Member

    • Stacy Perry

    • 2nd Year of Award


Faculty recognition
Faculty Recognition

  • 2008-09 Outstanding Researcher

    • Darin W. Nutter

  • 2008-09 ME Outstanding Teacher

    • Ajay Malshe

  • 2008-09 ME Outstanding Service to Students

    • Po-Hao Adam Huang


Faculty recognition1
Faculty Recognition

  • Ribbon-cutting Ceremony of Duralor LLC on May 29, 2009 at

  • Springdale Technology Park, Springdale, AR

  • Trailblazing by the UA gives Arkansas a head start in nanotechnology that could prove vital to the state's economic future, Governor Mike Beebe said.

  • Producer of high-performance coatings for cutting tools and machine parts.

  • 1st Nanomanufacturing Facility in Arkansas


Razorback messenger newsletter
Razorback MEssenger Newsletter

  • To all ME Alumni, Donors, Department Heads and Friends

  • Plan to Mail in August-September

  • Who will Help?



Thank you for listening
Thank You for Listening!

Joe Rencis

V-mail: 479-575-3386 (Direct Line)

FAX: 479-575-6982

E-mail: [email protected]


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