Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Students: Come to the CT Space Grant Kick-Off Event!

Students: Are you interested in or thinking about a career in aeronautics or aerospace?  If the answer is yes, then you won’t want to miss our Kick-Off event!
The CT Space Grant Consortium provides funding for research and internships for students and faculty at our member institutions.  Students in engineering, science, education, business, and liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Kick-Off will be held at the Pratt & Whitney Museum Hangar in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. Transportation will be provided and will leave Konover at 1:30 p.m.
To sign up for the bus, either come to our table at the CETA Club Fair on Friday, Sept. 21, in Konover, or send us an email at ctspgrant@hartford.edu
Attending the Kick-Off will be a great networking opportunity that will give students the chance to speak with companies they can potentially intern with in the spring.
If you have any questions, you can email us at ctspgrant@hartford.edu or stop by our office in Dana 203. We can’t wait to see you there!


Architect Liz Bazazi will present a lecture, "How Community Service Can Enhance Your Architectural Studies and Practice"
on Monday, October 1, 2012 in the University of Hartford Architecture Lecture Series. An award-winning architect whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Bazazi will talk about how living in the small Connecticut town of Higganum has shaped her architectural practice and activism, and how architects can effect change on the community scale, wherever they live. The lecture will take place in Wilde Auditorium in the Harry Jack Gray Center on the University of Hartford campus, at 4:00 PM. The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to park in Visitor Lots K or D. The Architecture Lecture Series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the Department of Architecture at the University of Hartford.

ASME Auxilary Scholarship

Rachel Parlock received Berna Lou Cartwright Scholarship from the ASME Auxiliary. 

ASME Auxiliary consists of ASME members and their family members.

The ASME Auxiliary establishes and supports scholarships and loans to students of mechanical engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and further supports the objectives of ASME to promote the advancement of the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering. The ASME Auxiliary was established in 1923 and incorporated as a separate charitable non-profit organization in 1977
The objectives of the ASME Auxiliary are:

      To establish Educational Funds for the purpose of assisting worthy students in the study of Mechanical Engineering, or for graduate work.

      To promote, independently or in conjunction with ASME, the advancement of the art and science of Mechanical Engineering and the dissemination to engineers, and the general public, of advances and new developments in Mechanical Engineering

This is for your needful possibly at CETA website/cetablog

The scholarship was presented by Mrs. Saraswati Sahay, Chair of the ASAME Auxiliary Undergraduate scholarship committee.  The other recipient was Michael Messenger
 ( winner of Charles B. Scharp Scholarship) from University of New Haven,
Pictures include Mrs. Sahay, Dr. Ghosh (ASME Student Section Advisor),ME  Dept Chair Cy Yavuzturk and Dean Manzione.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Eppes, Milanovic and Sweitzer Publish Journal Paper

Tom Eppes, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, both in CETA; and H. Frederick Sweitzer, assistant provost and dean of faculty development, published an article in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning (TLC). TLC focuses on college-level teaching, learning, and administration. TLC is a widely cited, completely open access journal that is essential reading for academic education researchers and education professionals.

Their article, "Towards Liberal Education Assessment In Engineering And Technology Programs," describes the planning and actions taken to meet new accreditation requirements in CETA's engineering and technology programs. The college has expanded outcome assessment by including five "intellectual and practical skills," specifically, critical and creative thinking, inquiry/analysis, problem-solving, and information literacy. A framework targeting the best opportunities to measure student achievement within core courses is discussed as well as recent pilot results that focused on three of the five skills.

Monday, September 17, 2012

CETA opens Metrology lab in Dana Hall

By in News,
On Aug. 24  the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture opened their Manufacturing Metrology Lab located in Dana Hall.
About 40 executives from the region’s top manufacturing firms and political figures joined the staff and faculty of CETA for their ribbon cutting ceremony.
According to CETA Dean Lou Manzione the metrology lab, “will be used to address critical skill shortages in this enabling technology.”
Many people are not aware of what metrology is. Metrology is the technology of measureming complex manufactured parts.
Dean Manzione and J. Micheal Quade, Senior Vice President of United Technologies Corp. spoke at the opening ceremony.
The University of Hartford has collaborated with Pratt & Whitney to build this new lab for the University and help students build manufacturing skills for the real world.
Quade mentioned several workers from Pratt & Whitney who have graduated from the CETA program.
CETA will be offering a four credit course that trains students in lab use, in order to be certified in manufacturing metrology.
When students complete the course requirements they will receive a certificate stating that they have the ability to operate manufacturing metrology labs.
The opening of the new lab also prepares students to fulfill requirements for the Connecticut manufacturing workforce.
CETA’s new metrology lab is opening more and more opportinities and partnerships with other manufacturers and political figures.
This will greatly benefit the students.
Source: http://hartfordinformer.com/2012/09/news/ceta-opens-metrology-lab-in-dana-hall/ 

CETA Faculty Present Papers at Engineering Education Conference

Faculty from the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) had several papers published and presented this summer at the annual conference and exposition of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) held June 10-13.
Founded in 1893, the ASEE is committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.  The event hosted over 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology education.  ASEE's 12,000+ members include deans, department heads, faculty members, students, as well as government and industry representatives.
– Dr. Keshawarz and Dr. Alnajjar of CETA, and Prof. Azimi of Herat University in Afghanistan, coauthored "Accomplishments and Lessons Learned," which outlines the partnership between CETA and the engineering faculty at Herat University. The goal of the collaboration, which started in 2007, is to establish Herat University as having the preeminent engineering program for Western Afghanistan.
Dr. Swartz of CETA presented his paper, "Building a Classroom Culture that Paves the Way to Learning," which summarizes lessons learned from the author's first five years in teaching, and the logical progression towards a flipped classroom.
Dr. Shetty and Mr. Campana of CETA coauthored "Precision Measurement Method of Misalignment, Cracks, Contours, and Gaps in Aerospace Industry," which was presented by Dr. Hill of CETA.  The paper describes a new laser-based inspection apparatus based on a non-contact method useful in hard to reach cases.
Dr. Hill and Dr. Shetty coauthored, "Low-Cost Educational Laser-Based Vibration Measurement System with Improved Signal Conditioning, Python and MATLAB," which was presented by Dr. Hill.  The paper describes an enhanced laser based vibration measurement system which is multidisciplinary and has educational value.
Dr. Hill and Dr. Yu of CETA coauthored and presented "The CPLD Provides a Third Option in the Introductory Logic Circuits Course."  The paper describes CETA's successful introduction of programmable logic devices to its introductory logic circuits course, in a way which retains the hands-on experience, enhancing learning.
Dr. Moslehpour of CETA was a coauthor of "Introducing a Remotely Accessible Optical Laboratory for Undergraduate Students," along with Dr. Farahmand, Mrs. Kuppuru, and Mrs. Matsa of Sonoma State University.  The paper reports on development of a remote laboratory platform that allows students to complete different lab experiments involving fiber optics and optical communications.
In addition to the papers, Dr. Hill and Dr. Yu each co-moderated a technical session of the Computers in Education division.

CETA Professor interviewed by Hartford Courant

Thomas Filburn, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and director of the CT Space Grant Consortium, was interviewed for a story and video on the Hartford Courant website, posted on Tuesday, Sept. 4, about how the Space Grant Consortium program gives Connecticut college students a chance to have a role in space exploration efforts. The story and the video also both included an interview with recent University of Hartford graduate Jenna Daly about how the program creates a pathway for students into employment in the space industry. Click here to read the story and access the video.

Architecture Lecture: 'A Path Toward Sustainable Design'

On Monday, Sept. 17, the Department of Architecture will kick off its fall lecture series with a presentation by Hartford Architecture Professor Seth Holmes, who will speak on "A Path Toward Sustainable Design."
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. Visitor parking is available in Lots D and K.
The lecture series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Milanovic is Visiting Scientist at UTRC

This summer, Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, is a visiting scientist, hosted by the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Department at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC).

During her assignment, Milanovic is conducting a numerical investigation of a high-pressure turbine rotor cascade, examining fluid interactions and heat transfer. The work is expected to provide graduate-level projects for students interested in computational simulation studies.

UTRC delivers the world’s most advanced technologies, innovative thinking, and research to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation–industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems, and power generation. Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford.