Dr. Hossein Tavana, Professor and Biomedical Engineering Department Chair

With Federal $2.3M grant, University of Akron professor and students are contributing to novel breast cancer treatment and research

Breast cancer treatment and research have made great strides since the late 1800s when the first radical mastectomy, or breast removal surgery, was performed by American surgeon William Halsted as a new way to treat that type of cancer. Lots has improved since then with less extensive surgeries and radiation treatment, but there’s still work to be done against the disease that is diagnosed in about 288,000 women and 2,700 men in the U.S. each year.


From traditional programs steeped in our 108-year-old legacy to newer programs like polymer science and polymer engineering, to design teams and co-ops, we offer a wide range of educational opportunities for future engineers, programmers, and scientists. You will love it here.


University in the world for polymer science and plastics engineering


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At UA you will have so many opportunities for hands on experience in engineering through co-ops, design teams, and undergraduate research. In fact, 97% of our May 2021 graduates participated in at least one form of experiential learning. Experience engineering as an Akron Zip.

Co-op program

Co-op Program

Our historic co-op and placement program gets students hired by internationally known companies like J.M Smucker Company, Sherwin Williams, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Akronauts rocket launch.

Design Teams

Our student teams are nationally recognized. The Akronauts received the top award for technical excellence at the Spaceport America Cup this year and became the first collegiate rocket team in Ohio to design, build, and fire a liquid engine. There is something for everyone here.

Engineering student at The University of Akron performing research


The development of new technologies, breakthroughs, and scientific advances are a routine part of our college engineering programs.

Superior in STEM


Not all accreditations are created equal. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers, and the community can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce. Accreditation matters. Learn why.

The following undergraduate bachelor’s programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The following undergraduate bachelor’s program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.



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