Amy Craig Reamer Named Director of 2+2 Engineering Program at UNCW

Dr. Amy Reamer

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - Amy Craig Reamer has been named director of the 2+2 Engineering Program at UNC Wilmington.

"As a Wilmington native, it is an honor to work on UNCW's campus and advise the pre-engineering students. It is my goal to provide students with the information they need to obtain an engineering degree from N.C. State and understand the exciting career opportunities available in southeastern North Carolina," said Reamer.

The 2+2 program allows undergraduates interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering to attend their first two years of study at UNCW and then transfer to a participating university for the two remaining years (North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina A&T State University and East Carolina University).

"As a UNCW freshman, my initial experience with the pre-engineering program has been great.  The director has been very clear on what I need to accomplish in my classes and how those classes will transfer. My UNCW classes will help me be fully prepared for my future engineering courses," said Elijah Morgan, a current student in the program.

Reamer replaces Ken Diehl, who retired after 15 years as the first director of the program. She previously served at N.C. State as the coordinator of student-owned computing for Information Technology and Engineering Computer Services and taught the Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving course for first-year engineering students. She has also worked as a cost engineer at Lenovo.

Reamer's research interests include applying performance optimization models in the K-12 education system and teaching and learning in the engineering disciplines. She holds doctoral, graduate and bachelor's degrees in industrial engineering from N.C. State.

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910-962-7631 or weavera@uncw.edu