Supporter for Underserved Students
Dr. Amin Akhoukh has been involved in service to UALR as well as service to the local, national, and international construction industry. His greatest service is to the underserved and exceptional students of Central Arkansas and international graduate students. Dr. Akhnoukh has volunteered his time and lab materials providing demonstrations for underserved students from the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood and more than 45 middle school students participating in the two-week ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. Dr. Akhnoukh is committed to assisting students and understands that generating student interest early in their academic career is a means of ensuring that more students will be interested in STEM areas of study. Over the past two years, Dr. Akhnoukh has mentored students for the High School Research Program (a three-week residential program), provided instruction during two, one-week sessions of our National Summer Transportation Institute, and mentored undergraduate students in the two-and-a-half month Summer Undergraduate Program of Entrepreneurship and Research.
Dr. Akhnoukh remains involved in various curriculum-related committees at UALR including serving as chair of the College Graduate Curriculum Committee and being a member of UALR’s Undergraduate Research Committee. In addition, Dr. Akhnoukh has managed to find the time and energy to serve as a board member of the American Concrete Institute-Arkansas Chapter (2010-2013) while obtaining research funding for various projects in the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering.
Dr. Akhnoukh’s degrees include a Ph.D. in construction engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a M.S. in civil engineering from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Cairo University.