Friday, November 20, 2015

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat will Provide Job and Internship Opportunities

Kate Darcy Hohenthal, assistant director of student engagement and experiential education in Career Services, has worked with Electric Boat representatives to obtain a guarantee of eight internships for engineering students. In addition to these eight positions, the University of Hartford will compete with nine other higher education institutions to fill another anticipated 80 internship openings for summer 2016.

Over the next five years, Electric Boat has projected it will have 5,000 jobs to fill due to retirements and through the building of 10 new submarines. In order to maximize this opportunity, Hohenthal, together with Julie Spring, director of collegiate student services in CETA, and Barney School faculty member Celia Lofink, worked with student clubs and organizations to bring Electric Boat to campus on Nov. 10. Special thanks to the student clubs and organizations, which hosted this Electric Boat event: ASA (Acoustical Society of America), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers), BGS (Beta Gamma Sigma), BLC (Barney Leadership Council), and GIS (Gamma Iota Sigma).

Eric Simonelli, college relations human resource specialist for Electric Boat, and Stephanie Davis, internship and co-op program recruitment coordinator, provided students with an overview of Electric Boat and the internship and job opportunities that are available. They discussed the application process and demonstrated how to apply via the Electric Boat website. University of Hartford alumna Tiffany Cartier '09, M'12, who works as a structural engineer at Electric Boat, shared her experience transitioning from being a student to becoming an Electric Boat employee.

Career Services is working to bring Electric Boat back to campus for additional career readiness events. Upcoming events will be posted to CareerBridge.
CETA and Barney School of Business academic and student club leaders are pictured at the Nov. 10 Electric Boat event. Seated: Barney faculty member Celia Lofink and CETA Associate Dean Hisham Alnajjar. Back row (l-r): Julie Spring of CETA; students Daniel Pappalardo, Lucas Shearer, Hamza Salameh, Brandon Williams, Lane Miller, Jessy Oliverez, and Christopher Springthorpe; and Michael Malone, who represented Student Affairs.

Unotes - 11/19/15
K. Hohenthal

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CEO of Acoustical Consulting Firm to Give Talk


Victoria Cerami '81, CEO of Acoustical Consulting Firm, to Give Talk Thursday

Victoria Cerami '81, CEO of Cerami & Associates Acoustical Consultants (a Women-owned Business Enterprise in New York City), will be making a joint presentation to the Society of Women Engineers and the student chapter of the Acoustical Society of America on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in United Technologies Hall, Room 320.

The title of her talk will be: "The 50-year History of Cerami & Associates and the Role of an Acoustical Engineer from CEO to Engineer." All are welcome, and lunch will be served.

Cerami & Associates' projects have included the new One World Trade Center; the U.S. Olympic Training Center & Natatorium in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Blue Man Group Theatre at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.

Posted 11/18/2015

Submitted by Bob Celmer

Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Professor Nagurney Co-Authors Presentation

Nagurney Co-authors INFORMS Presentation


Ladimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering in CETA, was the co-author of the paper, "A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability," delivered at an Invited Session on Cybersecurity at the INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 2, 2015.

His co-authors were Professor Anna Nagurney and Shivani Shukla of UMass Amherst.

Link to the presentation

Unotes: 11/11/15

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Career Fair for Science and Technology Jobs and Internships

Career Fair for Science and Technology Jobs and Internships - Nov. 3, 2015

Looking for a great internship or job after graduation?
Recruiters and representatives from more than 30 leading businesses in
science, engineering, and technology will be coming to campus looking
for you!

CETA Career Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Konover Campus Center

The CETA Career Fair is perfect for anyone excited about exploring
career or internship opportunities within technologically sophisticated
environments. Employer participation includes representatives from area
firms and corporations who are interested in hiring graduates or interns
in the fields of construction, engineering, technology, and
architecture. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers
in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk
with them about your experiences!

Check out CareerBridge for a list of the employers who will be attending, and to register for the event.

Pre-registration is not required, but is preferred.

Unotes - Oct. 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sussmann Receives Award

Sussmann Receives 'Best Paper' Award for Railway Infrastructure Research

Posted 09/29/2015
Category: Accolades / Unotes
Surface wave measurement device on track
       Surface wave measurement device on track
Ted Sussmann, assistant professor in CETA’s Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering Department, received a “Best Paper” award at the Railway Engineering Conference hosted by Mike Forde of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in July.

The award for “the best paper demonstrating the use of geophysics and non-destructive testing” was received for Sussmann’s paper, “Use of Seismic Surface Wave Testing to Assess Track Substructure.”

During the conference, Sussmann presented two papers: “Effect of Unsupported Ties at Transition Zones” and “Non-Invasive Monitoring of Track System Gaps.” The papers are the result of a collaboration with the Volpe Center in Cambridge, Mass. Sussmann’s team members include Hugh Thompson of the Federal Railroad Administration, Tim Stark and Steve Wilk of the University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign, Carl Ho of the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, and Soheil Nazarian of the University of Texas—El Paso.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Federal Grant Awarded

Sahay and Ghosh Awarded Federal Grant to Develop Course and Training Materials

Posted 09/25/2015

Transmission Gearbox
                       Transmission Gearbox
Professor Chittaranjan Sahay and Assistant Professor Suhash Ghosh of CETA’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have received a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop course and training materials to accentuate the impact of standards and standardization on product realization.

The focus of this project will be the design, modeling, manufacturing, and inspection of a transmission gearbox. The course and training modules developed at the end of the 18-month project period will supplement the areas of mechanical design, materials selection, engineering drawing, manufacturing processes, measurements, and inspection. The grant is funded by NIST Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD) Cooperative Agreement Program.

Through this grant opportunity, Sahay and Ghosh hope to ensure use of standards in design, manufacturing and metrology courses, standard test methods in the laboratory, encourage internship experiences to report on standards usage, obtain teaching resources from Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), and identify “capstone projects” to challenge students in the use and application of standards. According to Sahay and Ghosh, few engineering students are introduced to standards in school, and even fewer are given an understanding of the standards development process. Students need greater exposure to standardization to position themselves competitively.

Abby Ilumoka - Appointed NSF Program Director.

CETA's Abby Ilumoka Appointed NSF Program Director for Engineering Education

Posted 09/25/2015
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Category: Accolades, Campus Announcements
Dr. Abby Ilumoka, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), has been appointed Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF) effective September 2015.

The NSF, based in Arlington, Va., is the federal agency that supports fundamental research across all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) conducted by America’s colleges and universities.  Ilumoka will serve in the directorate for Education and Human Resources under the Division of Undergraduate Education.

“I am excited about the opportunity to impact U.S. national policy on STEM in ways that will ensure the U.S. continued global pre-eminence and believe that my years of teaching, research, and service as professor of ECE at the University of Hartford have prepared me well for the position,” Ilumoka said.

Ilumoka’s research specialization is in the area of integrated circuit optimization using artificial intelligence, work for which she has received competitive public- and private-sector funding including three NSF research grants during her 24-year tenure in CETA.

Ilumoka is on a leave of absence during the 2015–16 academic year.