Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CETA to Open Manufacturing Metrology Lab

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) will celebrate the opening of its new Manufacturing Metrology Lab with a series of special events on Friday, Aug. 24.

"The University of Hartford is launching its new Manufacturing Metrology Lab to address critical skill shortages in this enabling technology," said CETA Dean Lou Manzione. "Metrology is the technology of automated precision measurements of complex manufactured parts that can be used to assure rigorous specifications have been attained. It is an enabler of global supply chains since specifications and parts can be exchanged worldwide.
"At the University of Hartford, we have collaborated closely with our regional partners such as Pratt & Whitney to build this state-of-the-art laboratory and prepare our students to assume leadership positions in the development of a world class manufacturing base," Manzione added.

The Aug. 24 events will begin at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast in United Technologies (UT) Hall, Room 320. At 9:30 a.m., opening remarks will be delivered by State Sen. Gary LeBeau; Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, science and technology, at United Technologies Corp.; and Congressman John Larson, D-Conn.
At 10 a.m., guests will walk to the new Manufacturing Metrology Lab in Dana 102, for a ribbon-cutting and plaque unveiling, as well as tours of the facility and discussions on several topics.
At 10:50 a.m., there will be a panel discussion on workforce development in UT 320.

Download a complete schedule of the day's events.

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