Thursday, December 15, 2016

Welcoming a new President: University of Hartford

Please join us in welcoming Hartford's next President: Gregory Woodward. 

The festivities to announce Gregory Woodward as President - Designate and introduce him to campus were exciting and energizing! 

See Unotes to learn more about the celebration:

Unotes: 12/15/16

Monday, December 12, 2016

CETA Design Expo – Fall 2016 - 12/9/16: A Great Success

On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 – The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) celebrated the accomplishments of the freshmen ES 143 / ECT 110 – final projects and senior project-based courses students with CETA Design Expo: Fall 2016 – event and poster competitions.  The all-day event was held once again in the Sports Center, Intramural Gym and was a day of exhibition and celebration. 

The ES 143Engineering and Design classes focus on the fundamentals of engineering, the engineering profession and engineering design with emphasis on guided design and problem-solving methodologies. Students undertake practice-oriented group design projects. The Design Challenge for these classes focused on proposing, building and demonstrating a final Boe-Bot project that shows new knowledge and skills pertaining to the Boe-Bot.  New knowledge and skills may be in the form of implementation of a new sensor, novel application of an existing sensor and/or advanced programming techniques beyond the code given in the manual.

The Awards of Excellence for ES 143 – freshmen poster competition were awarded as follows:

Freshmen: ES 143 –

Group: E5: Alex Minolfo, Connor Griffin, Hamad Al Munyif, Steven Malley

Rube Goldberg Machine

Group E20: Michael Bogedal, Ryan Cyr, Griffin Reilly, Ariel Richards

BLT Sandwich

Group E30: Emmanuel Burgess, Nathaniel Cromie, Carlos Godinez


Group E37: Saleh Al Humood, Jenna Bridges, Sean Dupuis, Javier Melecio

Boe-Bot Trick Shot

The ECT 110Practical Projects classes focus on introduction to the fundamentals of electronics & computer engineering technology with emphasis on skills that are needed for the major. Students undertake practice-oriented group lessons in topics such as soldering, printed circuit board and electronic/computers troubleshooting skills. Students are guided to apply the skills they gained from the above lessons to build electronic gadgets, and to use robotic kits to perform specific tasks through team projects. Statistical analysis is covered in this course as well. Students work on several projects including a final project in a team setting. For the Design Challenge for these classes each team must choose an electronics kit that they must construct, troubleshoot, and demonstrate as a working final product. Teams were asked to consider several factors in choosing the kit, including components in the kit, tasks involved in construction, ability to customize, and evaluation of its performance.
The Awards of Excellence for ECT 110 – freshmen poster competition were awarded as follows:

Freshmen: ECT 110 –

Group T56: Mernyn Dominguez, Demetrius Lopez, Tariq Sebadduka


Group T59: Patrice Cyril, Kaelaan Maynor


The Senior Project-Based Courses - 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 this fall are enrolled in:

· CE 420: Water Quality Engineering I

· ECE 483: ECE Capstone Design II

· ES 493: Engineering Research

· ME 473: Capstone Design Project II

The Awards of Excellence for senior Project-Based Courses – senior poster competition were awarded as follows:

Seniors: Project-Based Courses -

Group S7: Denis Mersim, John Dion, Reid Holland, Wasim Bakour

Technical Advisor: Prof. Todd Brown – CE 420

Biological Phosphorous Removal Mechanisms

Group S10: Abdulrahman Almesfer

Technical Advisor: Dr. Hassan Salehi – ECE 483

Duo Solar Power Bank

Thank you to all who participated, coordinated, judged and attended.  The CETA Design Expo is an event held each semester and we look forward to the next event in the spring of 2017. 

Congratulations again to all the award recipients!