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:      


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CETA Dedicates Reverberation Room | University of Hartford

CETA Dedicates Reverberation Room | University of Hartford

CETA Design Expo - Spring 2015

                                                   CETA Design Expo - Spring 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

A wonderful day of exhibition, poster competition & celebration in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.  Sophomores & senior – sharing knowledge & experience. 

ES 242 - Design Challenge:  Motivate & Empower Mobility

ES 242: Engineering by Design - An in-depth study of the design process to include problem solving methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, economic analysis, ethical constraints, group dynamics, and presentation techniques. Students undertake design projects specifically chosen to meet the objectives of this course.

This Design Challenge is focused on ways to motivate / empower mobility among older adults in their daily lives, both inside their homes and in their community.

The goals of the Design Challenge are threefold:

           Create well-designed, practical solutions that address key issues associated with aging.

           Encourage a new generation of students to become knowledgeable about aging issues.

           Provide promising designers with a path to drive change in the world.

The Spring 2015 Challenge focuses on solutions to empower mobility among these older adults at a personal level by:

           Reducing sedentary lifestyles.

           Encouraging and enabling physical movement and exercise.

           Reducing barriers and increasing facilitators to mobility in the home and community.


* Design Evaluation Criteria:
The following criteria will be used by judges to evaluate the final product and to choose the winning designs/products.

1. Does the product meet the design challenge?  (Does it empower and/or motivate mobility?)
2. Does the product work?  (Can it successfully be demonstrated?)
3. Is the product easy to use/operate?  Is the produce safe?
4. Does the end product consider the target population?  (Who are the end users? Will the product be accepted and utilized by the target population?)
5. Was the design process implemented?  (Is there evidence/documentation of the design process?)

Senior Capstone Projects:

Senior Design/Capstone courses are the culminating experience for students.  Students work on projects in their field of study with faculty mentors or external project sponsors to design, fabricate, and/or test a device, process, or system.  This is a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating industry appropriate standards and realistic constraints.  Students participating are enrolled in

·         AET 489 - Senior Capstone Project
·         BE 461 - Biomedical Engineering Design Project II
·         CE 460 - Civil Engineering Design Project
·         AUD 471 - Senior Project
·         ECE 483 - Capstone Design II
·         ECT 481 - Senior Design Project II for Engineering Technology
·         ME 461 – Acoustics Capstone Design
·         ME 473 - Capstone Design Project II ·         MET 482 - Capstone for Engineering Technology

* Design Evaluation Criteria:
The following criteria will be used by judges to evaluate the projects and posters and to choose the winning designs/posters.

1.    Clarity of the poster and oral presentations,
2.    Student’s overall responses to the questions of the judges, and
3.    The completeness of the work.
4.    Quality of the project.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CETA Design Expo on Friday to Showcase Student Work | University of Hartford

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CETA Design Expo on Friday to Showcase Student Work

Posted 04/28/2015

Submitted by Julie Spring

Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

CETA Design Expo Day
Friday, May 1 — Konover Great Room

9 to 11 a.m.: Sophomores — all sections ES 242 — Design Competition
Design Challenge: Motivate and Empower Mobility

12 to 2 p.m.:
Seniors and Graduate Students
Capstones — Poster Session

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) students are doing amazing things in and out of the classroom and studios, and on May 1 they will have the opportunity to show off their talents to the greater community. The CETA Design Expo will showcase student projects and achievements in engineering, technology, and architecture.
Please join us and see all the happenings and accomplishments of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, please contact: cetainfo@hartford.edu