4. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
DEGREES AND ENROLLMENT
- Number of Students Enrolled (Fall 2015): 1,045 students
- Number of Students Graduated: 203
Additional Enrollment Charts and Graphs are available here.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS
- Goldwater Scholarship: Lagnajit "Lucky" Pattanaik. Story
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: Angela Chen. Story
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mentions: Joseph Gauthier, Nathan Volchko.
- Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE): Cailin Buchanan. Story
- Denman Research Forum: Joseph Gauthier (first place) and Hannah Zierden (third place). Story
- Research Scholar Award, The Ohio State University Undergraduate Research Office: Nicholas Liesen. Story
PERFORMANCE AND OPPORTUNITY INDICATORS
· AVERAGE FRESHMAN COMPOSITE ACT SCORE: 29.97
· AVERAGE GPA OF GRADUATING STUDENTS: 3.36
· CO-OP ROTATIONS AND INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: 184
CO-OP ROTATIONS: 94
· HONORS PROGRAM (GPA 3.4 and above): 37% of students
· FIRST-YEAR FRESHMAN HONORS PROGRAM RETENTION: 91.7%
· AIChE STUDENT CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT: 82%
· NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS: 155. Visit the SCHOLARSHIP section in the Alumni and Philanthropy page for more info.
JAMES AND PATRICIA DIETZ UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
COOPERATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Last year (Autumn 2014 through Autumn 2015), CBE students completed 94 co-op rotations and 90 internship or part-time work experiences.
The Engineering Cooperative Education & Internship Program (ECIP) helps undergraduate students to obtain career-related employment of two types: cooperative education (co-op) positions, and internships.
A co-op experience provides an opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom in career-related positions by alternating quarters of full-time coursework with periods of paid, full-time employment. Internship involves one work period with an employer. A work period may last for one quarter or for two consecutive quarters.
Summer internships are the most popular among students and employers. Students meet with Brian Endres and Katie Bush-Glenn to evaluate different schedule arrangements before interviewing because many employers hire for specific "rotations." For instance, students may work full-time during the summer term, attend full-time classes in autumn, and return to their employer for full-time work in the winter.
Companies hiring the most students were Battelle Memorial Institute (4); Cargill Inc. (4), Chemical Abstracts Service (9), Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (3), Dow (7), ExxonMobil (3), Glatfelter (5), Goodyear Tire & Rubber (3), Johnson & Johnson (3), Marathon Petroleum (12), Parker Hannifin (4), pH Matter LLC (3), Sherwin-Williams (4), and Valero (3).
Click here for a list of companies and OSU undergraduates who participated in co-ops and internships.
PLACEMENT RECORD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Graduates of our program continue to have a strong placement record both within industry and within graduate and professional programs.The percentages provided here are based on senior exit surveys at the time of graduation. Forty-nine percent of our graduates will be going directly to industry with their B.S. degrees (as reported upon graduation; many additional placements are reported within six months of graduation). About 13% of our students will be going on to graduate or professional school. Approximately 19% of our students have accepted positions in Ohio and will stay in the state to pursue their post graduation plans.
Students will be working at various corporations such as Exxon Mobil, the Dow Chemical Company, Procter and Gamble, and DuPont.
A number of our graduates received Latin Honors, With Research Distinction Honors or With Honors in Engineering. Latin honors are defined as follows: a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.69 is Cum Laude; 3.70-3.89 is Magna Cum Laude; and 3.90-4.00 is Summa Cum Laude. A student who graduates “With Honors Research Distinction” is an honors student (greater than a 3.4GPA) who has completed a senior Honors research thesis. A student who graduates “With Research Distinction” is a student (GPA between 3.0-3.39) who has completed a senior research thesis. A student who graduates “With Honors in Engineering” has completed a three-pronged program consisting of completing a required number of honors courses, participation in community service, leadership andoutreach as well participation in “investigational studies” which typically includes completing a researchpaper or thesis or completing a minor. Twenty-six students graduated with Honors in Engineering and twelve students graduated With Distinction in various disciplines.
Engineering Career Services (ECS) invites employers to register, for its free services to help companies recruit Ohio State engineering students and graduates. There is no cost to register and no fees for ECS services. If you or someone you know is interested in hiring Ohio State students for co-op experiences, internships or for full time placement, please contact Amy Thaci, Director of Engineering Career Services at (614) 292-6651. You can read more about the services offered through ECS by visiting their webpage at http://ecs.osu.edu.
Companies hiring three or more students were DuPont, Epic, ExxonMobil, General Mills (5), Goodyear, Marathon Petroleum (7), Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Parker Trutec (4) and Shell Oil. Twenty-six students are pursuing graduate school.
To view the complete placement list, click here.
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