Graduation Celebration

“Speed School graduates, I miss the fact that I am not able to shake your hand this year; however, consider this brief note my virtual handshake.  We, the faculty and staff, are proud of your accomplishments and expect you to excel in your careers.  You are forever part of the Speed School family and we hope to stay in touch with you.”

Emmanuel Collins, Dean of Engineering

A virtual celebration was held in May to honor the spring graduates. The traditional ceremony will take place in December.

Special Message to the Class of 2020

Congratulations Graduates! The faculty and staff of Speed School are proud of you and know that you will continue to shine in your educational and professional endeavors.

The Speed School community is proud of its long history of accomplishments in engineering education, scholarship, and service to the community. Speed School produces world-class engineers who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow with competitive critical thinking and problem solving skills, the ability to communicate and interact within a diverse society, immersion in current engineering practices, and a lifelong quest for new knowledge.

We celebrate academic achievement and proudly salute those students that demonstrate academic excellence with distinction.

Musical Tribute

Computer Science & Engineering's Dr. Adrian Lauf and his wife perform Pomp and Circumstance in honor of the Spring 2020 graduates.

Outstanding Student: Matthew Newcomer

Beyond academic excellence, Matthew Newcomer is a community leader involved in a number of service activities on campus.

Congratulations Graduates

Earning a bachelor degree in engineering from the University of Louisville takes dedication, determination, grit and resilience. A strong foundation paired with a hands-on learning approach to specialized disciplines and real-world work experience gained during three co-op rotations, prepares our engineers ready to enter the workforce full-time upon graduation.

22.53 %

of Spring 2020 engineering bachelor degrees are awarded to women.

$ 10569000

The class of 2020 earned an estimated $10,569,000 during co-op rotations while seeking a bachelor's degree.


This class of graduates gained valuable work experience at 344 companies while on their co-op rotations.

Advanced Degrees

A master’s degree in engineering from the University of Louisville takes a student’s commitment to excellence one step further from academic achievement to mastery of the art and science of engineering. Exploration, research and connection to career and life goals no matter what discipline means experienced engineers working for our cities, environment, manufacturing, medical community, higher education, computer sciences and more. Upholding the Cardinal core principles by making a difference in the field and in communities from small to global is the trademark of a Speed School graduate.

Kate Schneidau finds her passion in additive manufacturing

Graduate research assistant Kate Schneidau is attracted to additive manufacturing because of its opportunity for growth and the freedom it has allowed her to build her own path.

Carolyn Ann McCormick

Wanting to change careers, she wanted to attend a well-known, accredited public university that matched the military tuition assistance rate for graduate-level students, a rarity even today. UofL met all her criteria.

Doctoral Degrees

PhD is the pinnacle of academic accomplishment and is highly regarded as a scholarly achievement in research. We salute these exceptional engineers and look forward to seeing how they change the world with their innovative research and ideas.

PhD scholar and engineer wins John M. Houchens Prize

Fatemeh Karami virtually defended her dissertation for research in organ transplantation. The Houchens Prize is awarded to the doctoral student whose dissertation has potential for significant impact on a field.