CEAS Welcomes Record-Breaking Class of 2018

“Not only is this the largest class but this is also the most academically talented group of entering freshmen. The entering class average ACT score is 28.1 and we have 32 valedictorians and several that had perfect SAT scores,” said Interim Dean of the College Dr. Teik C. Lim.  “We also have 14 National Merit Scholars, two presidential scholars and we have the largest population of honor students – a third of the university’s honors students are in our college.”

As we kick off the 2013-14 fall semester, CEAS welcomed its new engineering class. Freshman entering into the engineering programs at CEAS were welcomed to the college August 23, at the Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal’s FELD Fest.  

Those who came to support the event and were involved in activities included UC student groups: Theta Tau, Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal, Engineering Ambassadors, and Engineers Without Borders. These groups were instrumental in kicking off the festivities and welcoming the largest class of incoming engineering students in CEAS history.

Throughout the morning, students were introduced to interim dean Dr. Teik C. Lim, CEAS staff, faculty, advisors and fellow students. They were also given useful tips and information to help them succeed in their time at UC and become better acquainted with CEAS.

“My welcome Day is going great. The ceremony this morning was good and the band was great,” said mechanical engineering freshman Robby Tenhundfeld. “The highlight of the day has got to be the welcome we received when we first went into the 5/3rd Arena this morning. It was filled people and the band was playing, so that was exciting. Also CEAS fed us this afternoon– so that’s really cool.”

Aerospace engineering freshman Steven Anknui also enjoyed the day’s festivities.  “Welcome day has been awesome so far – from the welcome ceremony this morning to the picnic this afternoon– and I love the free food.”

The day concluded with a freshman class group photo taken on Sigma Sigma Commons and a picnic and quad copter fly-over by PhD candidate Wei Wei on Schneider Quad. The Freshman Education Leadership Development (FELD) sponsored the picnic where students enjoyed a free lunch.