Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Habitat for Humanity - House Build

CETA Volunteer Day - Habitat for Humanity

A group of students from the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) started the semester early by lending a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity (HFH).  On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - students from several CETA disciplines assisted on a house build in Hartford, CT. 
Along with these students, Assistant Dean David Pines and Prof. Ted Sussmann joined the group to give back to the city of Hartford.  Dean Lou Manzione - Dean of CETA greeted the group as well and the day of work began with a morning kick-off.
Volunteer and educational opportunities of this type will continue this year as CETA will also be working with Habitat for Humanity on a Sustainable House Build on Enfield Street in Hartford, CT. 
Thanks to all for the participation.   

Monday, August 17, 2015

CETA Faculty - Milanovic and Eppes Publish a Paper.

Milanovic and Eppes Publish a Paper at the ASME–JSME–KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference

Posted 08/17/2015
Category: Accolades

Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, and Tom Eppes, professor of electrical engineering, CETA, published a paper at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) — the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) — the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) Joint Fluids Engineering (AJK) conference last month in Seoul, South Korea.

The paper, "Improving Student Readiness for Inquiry-Based Learning," documents a four-year long experience aimed at improving student readiness to engage in research. A key ingredient has been the development of a multidisciplinary modeling course that integrates four teaching and learning strategies. Preceded by two sets of scaffolded projects, the course culminates with an inquiry-based learning (IBL) assignment on a topic that is relevant and supported by mentoring. Benefits include the development of modeling skills marketable to external entities, presentations at the University colloquia and symposia, peer-reviewed conference or journal papers, and application software releases. This paper describes the course structure, its evolution over time to meet various challenges, and provides examples of student work.

Milanovic also co-organized the 16th Symposium on Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics. Milanovic additionally chaired session on Models, Methods, and Technologies in Fluid Engineering Education. This marked the 12th year of her activities on the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee co-organizing symposia, forums and poster sessions.

The first Joint FED conference of three societies, ASME, JSME and KSME, was held in Hamamatsu, Japan in July 2011. This first conference aimed to provide an international forum for the global and industry–academia–government collaboration to find answers in wide-ranging and complex problems. As a continuation of this series of the joint conference, the second ASME–JSME–KSME Joint Conference on Fluids Engineering was held in Seoul, South Korea, in July 2015 with the theme of "Advanced Fluids Engineering for Technical Innovation and Economic Impact on our Global Society." The AJK conference brought together international researchers and engineers focusing on fluid flow in a variety of applications. The objectives of the meeting were to provide a forum for the presentation of state-of-the-art research and opportunities for technical interactions among participants.

The first author gratefully acknowledges support provided by Educational Technology and WELFund grants.

UNOTES - University of Hartford - 8-17-15

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wallingford to offer new high school courses.

Wallingford will offer new high school courses in manufacturing


WALLINGFORD — The school system is hoping to offer two new high school courses in manufacturing during the 2016-17 school year.
School and town officials met Tuesday with business leaders and representatives from state community colleges and universities to discuss courses that would help students land manufacturing jobs. The group also toured Lyman Hall and Sheehan high schools.
“The overarching goal is we need to keep manufacturing not only in Wallingford, but in Connecticut,” Menzo told the group. “We need to keep it and grow it.”
The group will reconvene to discuss curriculum for the new courses.
School and town officials also said they want to address the “stigma” they feel is associated with manufacturing work, said Economic Development Specialist Tim Ryan.
“One of the things that hovers over manufacturing is this stereotype that manufacturing is sweaty, noisy jobs,” Ryan said. “In reality, all manufacturing is not like that, especially advanced manufacturing.”
Lou Manzione, dean of the college of engineering, technology, and architecture at the University of Hartford, added that “young people don’t recognize the exciting careers in manufacturing.”
The lack of young people interested in manufacturing jobs is hurting state businesses, said Hubert Godin, coordinator of engineering science and technology studies at Middlesex Community College.
Menzo also said he wants the new courses to help solve town-specific issues. It’s a similar model to the one used by the University of Hartford, Manzione said.
“We try to address where we see there are needs and there are significant ones in Connecticut,” Manzione said.
Manzione said University of Hartford programs involve partnerships with companies like Pratt and Whitney. The businesses help the college identify needed skills.
The group also agreed there isn’t enough marketing of manufacturing programs around the state. Menzo suggested the local Parent Teacher Advisory Council could help promote the new Wallingford high school courses.
Jay Cei, Ulbrich Stainless Steel chief financial officer and a school board member, attended Tuesday’s discussion.
Cei said the company is looking into a certificate program that would allow students to work as interns or shadow an employee, with the hopes it will lead to a full-time job.
Ulbrich may also sponsor a program that would allow students to go to college full time and work at the company part time.
If they return to work at Ulbrich after graduating, Cei said, they could receive 50 percent student loan forgiveness.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Manzione Helps Connecticut Earn Federal Support for Manufacturing Partnership Initiative | University of Hartford

Posted 07/14/2015

Submitted by David Isgur
Category: Campus Announcements
A partnership of several Connecticut companies, state agencies, and two educational institutions (the University of Hartford and University of Connecticut) was among 12 applicants from across the country to be successfully designated by the Obama Administration under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. With this designation, Connecticut will receive coordinated support from 11 federal agencies with access to more than $1 billion in federal funding dedicated to economic development and the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States.
Louis Manzione, dean of the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), was an important member of the team that worked on the proposal that was selected by the Obama Administration. Manzione helped write two of the six segments — one dealing with Research and Innovation and the other focusing on Workforce and Training — in the proposal.
“This federal designation recognizes — and strengthens — Connecticut’s leadership position in advanced manufacturing, specifically in our aerospace and shipbuilding industries,” said Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy in announcing the state’s successful designation. “With this designation and the federal funds supporting economic development programs in manufacturing, the state can accelerate and enhance our initiatives to boost innovation, worker skills, supply chain capabilities, infrastructure investment and job creation.”
Connecticut was recognized for its comprehensive economic development plan for this sector, which delineates the roles that individual communities and public-private partnerships (such as the University of Hartford’s work with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology) play in carrying out the strategy. The plan focuses on five areas in particular: building supplier networks; building a pipeline of capable workers for the future; infrastructure and site development; increasing trade and investment; and improving manufacturing operations and access to capital.
"Connecticut has a long history on the front lines of manufacturing innovation and development — driven in large part by our universities, community colleges, and technical schools,” said Connecticut Congressman John Larson (D-1st District). “This ecosystem of small and large manufacturers, academia, and groups like the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology leaves Connecticut uniquely qualified to train the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. With this IMCP designation, Connecticut can continue to grow its workforce and push into new frontiers in the aerospace and shipbuilding industries.”

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dr. Suhash Ghosh: Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award: 2015 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Suhash Ghosh receives the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award for 2015.  In the past three years, Dr. Ghosh, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), has been instrumental in resurrecting the University of Hartford ASME student section and leading it to newer heights of involvement and accomplishments.  The student section has built enviable industry relations through numerous field visits and industry guest lecture series.  Students from Mechanical Engineering have actively participated in numerous local and district level competitions and events.  Some of the highlights of their activities are Hartford Section's Annual Student Paper Night, Annual Student Design, Oral and Poster Competition at the District's Student Professional Development Conference, and the Hartford Section's Annual ASME Engineers Award Celebration.  The ASME student membership at the University of Hartford has tremendously grown in the past few years.  Dr. Ghosh attributes the success of the section to the passionate and energetic members of the E-board that have worked closely with other CETA clubs & societies, SGA and the ASME Hartford section.

May 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Commencement 2015 - CETA



University of Hartford – College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture Commencement Ceremonies

“I invite you to open your eyes, open your ears, and open your heart by giving voice to those less fortunate than yourself.  You will not be sorry,” was the direction that Caryl M. Stern (President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF) urged graduating University of Hartford students to take as they leave campus and go out into the world.  “When I care, when I act, when I give, my life is at its richest,” Stern said.
(Unotes – Posted 5/17/15)

Sunday, May 17, 2015 hosted the University of Hartford and College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture (CETA) spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies.  From CETA, 162+ graduating seniors (& 53 master’s candidates on May 16th) received degrees.  The events of the weekend were filled with festivities and honors for students and faculty with celebrations among families and friends as well.  To read more details about all events, please visit: