Ottawa University Graduates First Engineering Class

Posted by Janae Melvin on August 6, 2018 in During the 153rd Commencement ceremony at Fredrikson Chapel, the first engineering majors at Ottawa University graduated. At the start of Fall 2017, there were 34 engineering students.

Of the four graduates, one student has been accepted and plans to go to KU for graduate school, one student had employment starting upon graduation, one student had two employment opportunities in negotiation and one student was starting to look for employment.

The engineering program at OU uses the core liberal arts coursework that all students take, giving them additional non-technical skills such as communication and problem-solving. Students are immersed in an environment that produces a better, more well-rounded engineer. The non-technical skills will help these students be more marketable, recognized and to set them up to understand needs and manage people.

Through generous gifts from alumni and friends, the addition of Engineering Lab Stations have made a pronounced difference in the level of challenge and hands-on experience OU Engineering students receive, whether they are majoring or taking a few classes in the subject.