Inaugural STEM-path students excited about opportunities

By Associated Engineering Press

The students in the STEM path to the MBA — the self-proclaimed guinea pigs — seem to be satisfied after their first semester of experiments.

In August 2011, the inaugural class of the STEM path to the MBA program began the studies that will lead to their graduation with both an undergraduate degree and an MBA within five years. The program gives high-performing students entering the University with majors in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) the opportunity to learn business concepts throughout their collegiate career in addition to their STEM discipline of choice.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: August 14, 2012    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students