Monday, January 30, 2012

Pair of Hawks Selected in Major League Lacrosse Draft

Martin is a College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture Senior

Carter Bender and Martin Bowes, a pair of seniors on the University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team, were drafted by the Rochester Rattlers and the Boston Cannons, respectively, in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

Bender went in the sixth round (43rd overall) and Bowes was chosen in the eighth round (64th overall). 

A USILA Division I All-American selection in 2011 and three-time All-America East pick, Bender returns for his final season after leading the Hawks in scoring last year with 35 goals and 53 points. A native of Caledon, Ontario, Bender took a dramatic leap up Hartford’s career record lists as he closed out his junior campaign ranked eighth in program history in points with 116.

Bender played a key role in helping fuel the Hawks’ run through the postseason in 2011. In both the semifinal round and the championship game of the America East Conference Tournament, he netted back-to-back hat tricks to lead the Hawks to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. He also adds New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association First Team honors to his list of accolades.

Bowes enjoyed a breakout year for the Hawks as a junior, compiling 33 goals, fourth-most on the team, on 20 goals and 13 assists. The Quincy, Mass. native recorded nine multi-goal games, converted on two man-up goals and collected 13 ground balls, a career-best.

In the America East title game, Bowes came up huge for the Hawks when he netted his first collegiate hat trick to lead the team to an 11-10 defeat of #13 Stony Brook.

Bender and Bowes join former teammate Tim Fallon in the MLL. Hartford’s only multiple All-American honoree, Fallon was chosen in the fourth round by the Rochester Rattlers in the league’s Supplemental Draft last December.

Hartford opens the 2012 season and starts the quest in defending its America East Tournament title at national runner-up Maryland on Sat., Mar. 18,

The Hawks return more than 88 percent of their goal production from last season. Joining Bender and Bowes as Hartford’s top returners for 2012 are America East First Team picks Aidan Genik, an attackman, and goalie Scott Bement.


Promotion and Tenure Granted

President Walter Harrison and Provost Sharon L. Vasquez are pleased to announce that the Board of Regents Executive Committee, at its meeting on January 19, 2012, voted to approve tenure and/or promotion for the following faculty members:

- Christian Carloni, tenure and promotion to associate professor
- Ivana Milanovic, promotion to full professor

Nearly 2/3 of Fall Atheletes Earned 3.0 GPS's.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --  Approximately 63 percent of America East student-athletes competing in fall sports totaling 632 participants earned America East Honor Roll distinction after achieving semester grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. Over half of those student-athletes and 322 total earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the fall semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

University of New Hampshire had the most student-athletes (96) named to the Academic Fall Honor Roll. Boston University came in second (76), followed by University of Vermont (75), Binghamton University (70), University of Hartford (65), UMBC (61), Stony Brook University (59), University at Albany (57) and University of Maine (52). Fairfield University, an associate member for the sport of field hockey, sent 11 squad members to the fall honor roll, while Providence College, an associate member in volleyball, had 10 student-athletes honored.

The Black Bears had the highest percentage of their fall student-athletes obtain recognition with 74.2 percent achieving 3.00 GPAs or higher. during the semester. Approximately 72 percent of Binghamton and Hartford student-athletes achieved honor roll status, while UMBC (67.6 percent), UNH (65.7 percent) and Vermont (61.4 percent) all sent over 60 percent to the honor roll list.

The Binghamton women’s soccer team had the highest number of honor roll recipients from one team with 25 student-athletes. The other teams with the highest number of honorees from each sport are: women’s cross country, UNH (24); men’s cross country, UNH (20); men’s soccer, Binghamton (18); field hockey, Vermont (16); and volleyball, UMBC (15).

America East is proud to have one of the most comprehensive academic awards programs in the country. In addition to the honor roll, an All-Academic team comprised of student-athletes that excel both academically and athletically is chosen in each of the conference’s 20 sports by a committee consisting of faculty athletic representatives, academic advisors and sports information directors. Additionally, a scholar-athlete, someone who distinguishes his/herself as the top student-athlete in his/her sport, is awarded. From that group, one male and one female is selected the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Finally, the Academic Cup is awarded to the school with the highest cumulative GPA among its student-athletes for that academic year. 

From the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture at the University of Hartford;
Men's Cross Country
Borys Pleskacz*
Matthew Stoutz*

Men's Soccer
Rohan Roye
Athony Santaga

Connor Yeaney*

Friday, January 6, 2012

BE 401 Projects

During the Fall 2011 semester, the students in BE 401 Bioinstrumentation course, taught by Professor Ladimer Nagurney, chose a biomedical instrument to research in depth. As part of their research, they created a presentation that highlighted the Physiology that led to the development of the instrument, the Physics behind the measurement, and the Clinical Use of the instrument. On December 8 and 13, 2011, the students shared their presentation with their fellow students and received feedback from their peers.

Among the choices of biomedical instruments were: Blood Pressure Monitor, Pacemaker, Electronic Stethoscope, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Pulse Oximeter, Ultrasound, CT Scan, Ventilator, YAG Laser, Kidney Dialysis, Continuous Blood Monitor, EMG/EKG data collection, Defibrillator, Angiogram, and Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy.

Biomedical Instrumentation is a required course for senior Biomedical Engineering Students and an elective course for other Engineering Students. This past fall there were 11 Biomedical and 6 Electrical and Computer Engineering Students enrolled in the course.