The College of Engineering and Computing offers you the chance to change the world

As an engineer or computer scientist you provide solutions to today's most pressing problems. You work on problems from health care to environmentally friendly designs on systems that affect all of us both locally and globally.  Your education takes place at a residential school with nearly all our students living on campus or in town. This means lots of involvement for you in  campus life. Extracurricular involvement is an important part of Miami’s concept of a well-rounded education, as is the liberal arts education core. These aspects complement the more specialized courses in our majors and give students the skills to do well in a rapidly-changing world.


Dimitriy Garmatyuk receives IEEE award

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Dr. Garmatyuk recently received the 2014 IEEE C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award.

This award “recognizes the central and crucial role of college professors in training and motivating future electrical and computer engineers.” It is given by the IEEE Educational Activities Board and Board of Governors of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Congratulations Dmitriy!

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NEF Gen is heading to Miami University for a 2015 Engineers Week event. NEF Generation (a branch of National Engineering Forum specifically targeting the next generation of engineers) is partnering with the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute students at Miami University to host an innovation challenge.

Start the Trend: The Change Begins With You is a brand new one-day event on February 21, 2015 designed to get student teams involved in developing ideas that will effect real change in the engineering culture. Teams of 3-5 will either focus on women and diversity in engineering or engagement and retention of college-aged students in engineering. Students at Miami University from all majors are invited to participate.

Engineers Week continues to be a success every year and we hope that this challenge will foster more innovation and creativity than ever before!

For more information about "Start the Trend" challenge, contact: Abria Marshall,


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The College of Engineering and Computing will celebrate Engineers Week February 23-27, 2015.

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Start The Trend: The Change Begins With You is a one day event that will encourage college students to think critically and innovatively about two pressing cultural problems currently facing engineers. This event, being hosted by the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, is a first of its kind. Never before has an innovation challenge asked for students to begin a movement--to start a trend. 

Teams of students will attempt to identify the issues surrounding the lack of retention of college age engineering students as well as women and diversity in engineering. They will then develop ideas to take the first steps to change this culture. Participants will find themselves leaving the event not merely pondering why these cultural issues exist, but more importantly will leave motivated to affect this culture in a positive way.

For more information about "Start the Trend" challenge, contact: Abria Marshall,

Why engineering matters...

When the world has a problem, engineers and computer scientists are the ones who step up to provide an answer. Their work is creating solutions. Become an engineer or computer scientist and your work will change the world!

The CEC Experience

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    Faculty Collaboration Results in Patent for Miami

    The month of April brought good news for Miami’s innovation portfolio.  The Office of Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships received news from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that a patent will be granted on Miami’s gag-reflex reduction device. 

    This device, invented by Donna Scarborough (Speech Pathology and Audiology) and Michael Bailey-Van Kuren (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), diminishes the gag reflex in situations where a hyper-sensitive response can interfere with routine health procedures. Read More>>

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    CEC Students receive Provost Achievement Awards

    CEC students, Nicole Fisher and Daniel Ferriell, received the 2014 Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University’s intellectual environment. The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty. The award is given annually to students who have completed their third year at Miami (a minimum of 75 credit hours) and achieved academic excellence while making sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division, or the campus. Read more about Niki and Daniel >>

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    CEC's Project High Flight blasts off with NASA

    Imagine the exhilarating experience of launching an experiment you built into space on a NASA rocket. A group of Miami University students didn’t dream it; they did it. This summer eight Miami students and six students from area high schools took a trip to NASA’s launch facilities in Wallop Island, Va., for the experience of a lifetime. They were participants in the RockOn and RockSat-C programs, funded by NASA. there is a problem handling links.
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    Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

    The Goldwater Foundation Scholarship Program encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Eric Lee has been named an honorable mention of the scholarship.  Eric Lee, a mechanical and manufacturing major has been named an honorable mention of the scholarship. Read more about Eric!

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    MME students present research at prestigious conference

    Every four years since 1950 the leading mechanics researchers in the United States have convened the U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. This year several CEC students participated in this event held in June 2014 at the campus of Michigan State University.  Read more.

  • CEC student training for Olympics in 2016

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    Karan Sachdeva is not your typical engineering student. He grew up in India, lives in Oxford, Ohio, and hopes to run in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

    That's right. When Karan doesn't have his head in an engineering textbook he's headed to the track to train for the Olympics.

    Check out the story on our Tumblr page!