Thursday, February 25, 2016

Girl Day - February 25, 2016

Do you know of a young woman who is interested in science and/or math?  Do you know of a young woman who is looking to learn how she can impact the world around her? 

Join the movement and celebrate Girl Day 2016 ... Girl Day is a movement that shows girls how creative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world. As an engineer or engineering student, you are a powerful role model. In just a single visit you can inspire them to pursue engineering.

See this link to learn more:

Share your talents and skills today and help the next generation flourish in the sciences, technology, engineering and math. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CETA Student Built Electric Truck

Students Build Electric Truck to Set New World Records

Students discuss their plans to improve the performance of their electric truck.
Students discuss their plans to improve the performance of their electric truck.
On a bright Saturday morning in January, five student members of the University’s Green 707 Club screamed with happiness as they drove their electric truck for the first time. “It was exceptionally exciting to take it for a drive,” says Paul Mangelsdorf ‘18, who has been working since the fall of 2014 with the others on transforming a gas-fueled truck into an electric vehicle. Their success is not final however. The next step is to make the truck “street legal” and ready for a national electric vehicle drag racing competition where the students hope to qualify for a world record in the pro street A category for electric vehicles.

Watch a video about the vehicle:

In the fall semester 2015, Paul and fellow club members, Sean Biegler ’18, Jared Deleon ’18, Brandon Zonghi ’16, and August Pelliccio’18 spent roughly 1,200 hours on the project. The club members get together every weekend to work on the truck’s performance under the supervision of Professor Hemchandra Shertukde in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA). By combining what they have learned in class with additional knowledge obtained through online research, they come up with creative ideas on how to improve the vehicle.

They don’t just work on the technical side of the project, they are also involved in the fundraising and management of the electric truck. “It is an excellent learning experience and it teaches them project management, fundraising, and teamwork skills,” says CETA Dean Lou Manzione.

The hands-on aspect of the project is preparing the students for future career success in the emergent area of sustainability. “After this, I’m really interested in different systems for running cars, and with this experience, I hope to work for a car company,” says Sean. 
UNOTES -  2/9/16

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Professor Sussmann - Presents.

CETA's Sussmann Presents at Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board


Ted Sussmann, assistant professor in CETA’s Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering Department, presented “Assessing Track Performance Related to Soft Subgrades” at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Sussmann gave the presentation in a technical session titled "Soft Ground Considerations and Substructure Reinforcement for Railways."
The presentation was co-authored with Mario Ruel of Canadian National and Michael Hendry of the University of Alberta. Sussmann also co-chaired a session titled "New Technologies for Track Condition Assessment and Management" with Franceso Lanza Di Scalea of the University of California, San Diego. Through his work with the Volpe Center, Sussmann is an active member of  the TRB technical committee on Railway Maintenance.

Unotes - 2/1/16