Thursday, August 13, 2015  
Partnering to promote co-ops and internships | Two engineering programs ABET accredited
Brent Lenahan, a BGSU junior from Rossford majoring in aviation management, at his OMIC-supported co-op/internship at Toledo Express Airport, where he has worked since January. Working with the director of airport operations, Lenahan is getting hands-on experience in airport operation and administration and in TSA and FAA regulatory compliance.
On the job
BGSU partners to promote student co-ops and internships through state program

BGSU is taking the Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) grant program to a new level. The University is leading a collaboration among northwest Ohio public colleges and universities to develop a robust workforce through experiences that prepare students for the world of work. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than 50 percent of interns transition into full-time employment with their companies.

BGSU is the lead institution in the Northwest Ohio Regional Team, which includes Owens Community College, Rhodes State College, Terra State Community College and the University of Toledo.

Entering its third year, OMIC is sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents and supported by a variety of private businesses. The grant program directly helps businesses support students in co-ops and internships while also educating more businesses about how to set up and maximize those experiences. In OMIC 2.5, the Northwest Ohio Regional Team will receive over $333,000 of a total $2 million in six regional projects.


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In the robotics lab

Two engineering programs receive ABET accreditation

The University's bachelor's degree programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology now have the added distinction of being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, becoming the first ABET-accredited programs at BGSU.

ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization of technical professionals that accredits higher education programs in engineering and engineering technology, applied science, and computing. It is recognized as the worldwide leader in quality assurance for programs in those disciplines.

"It is expected that this accreditation will enable the first step in the journey toward an engineering career for many graduates," said Dr. Venu Dasigi, interim dean of the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering.


A Celebration of Life for Ruth "Connie" Varney, who died July 13, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 15) at the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, followed by a luncheon at the church.


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The ZuZu African Acrobats from Kenya will present a family-friendly show in Bowling Green on Aug. 29 as an International Diversity Performance.

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