Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Civil Engineering Students Take a Tour of the MDC Kenny/Obayashi South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel Project
Monday, October 23, 2017
- Natural Ventilation in Connecticut Houses of the 1600s and 1700s, by Ted Sawruk
- James Marston Fitch: Modern Pioneer of Architecture Aligned with Climate, by Michael Crosbie
- Occupants’ Adaptation and Design Parameters Influencing Behavioral Actions of Occupants in Naturally Ventilated Sustainable Timber Buildings, by Timothy Adekunle. The paper was co-authored with Sigridur Bjarnadottir and Samuel Oloyede
- A Case-Study of Implementing Natural Ventilation in Sustainable Buildings, by Jason Hegenauer
UNOTEs - 10/23/17
Elijah Stewart, Joe Beauchesne, and Aly Ali performed tests at the Chicopee Wastewater Treatment Plant on October 11. Sarah Socolosky, Ali Alrayshan and Matt Murphy did the same tests at the Westfield Water Resource Recovery Facility on October 18.
The students’ partnership with treatment plant operators and professional engineers is providing some real-world, hands-on learning opportunities that will give them something unique to talk about in their upcoming job interviews!
UNOTEs - 10/23/17
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The article provides an overview of application building in a course environment illustrated with samples of student work. Dr. Milanovic and Tom Eppes, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, have integrated applications (apps) into traditional face-to-face and hybrid engineering courses. Apps were first included in a multidisciplinary modeling graduate course that emphasizes an end-of-semester research project. At the undergraduate level, apps were added into a two-course mechanical engineering thermo-fluids sequence. An application ‘Vortical Flow over Open Cavities’ by Christian Mauricio, undergraduate mechanical engineering student was featured in the article. This work was funded by a grant and resulted in a presentation at an undergraduate research and creativity colloquium.
Digital Engineering (DE) is a monthly print magazine with daily e-newsletters, social media and website, delivering need-to-know information on high-performance computing and simulation-based modeling that is driving up-front design, new rapid prototyping and testing technologies. DE’s mission is to guide the audience through a myriad of new engineering tools by showcasing what is relevant and worth integrating into an optimized engineering workflow.
UNOTES - 10/19/17
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
An article, ‘Simulation Apps Bring STEM to Life,’ headlining the work of Ivana Milanovic, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Tom Eppes, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has been published in the flagship magazine, Multiphysics Simulation of the IEEE Spectrum, October 2017 issue.
The article describes how ‘In a landmark effort,’ multiphysics analysis software is being introduced into junior-year fluid mechanics and heat transfer courses as a required part of the coursework. In addition, complementary high-value apps are employed to drive industry-sponsored research and increase students’ appeal to potential employers many of whom are aerospace and manufacturing-related.
IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. Its chapters have over 400,000 members and include computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists, medical doctors, and many others in addition to IEEE's electrical and electronics engineering core.
UNOTEs - 10/17/17
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Any 1/8 mile or 1/4 mile approved tracks.
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Records must be submitted within 45 days of the date on the record time slip.
Vehicle must meet applicable NEDRA Class and Voltage Specifications.
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Records can be attempted at sanctioned NEDRA events or independently by the vehicle owner at any approved track.
Only a sanctioned NEDRA multi-day event can use time slips spanning multiple days. All other events shall require same day/ same event time slips. Participants in NEDRA multi-day events can potentially earn multiple records on different days.
Owner, driver and vehicle must meet all eligibility requirements
Records may be set in any class and voltage division for 1/8 or 1/4 mile distances.
A vehicle may only set one record at each Event.
A valid time slip must not include a driver error (red light).
A record time must include a backup time from the same Event.
If two times are within 1% of each other, the quicker time shall be the record time and the other time shall be the backup time.
If two times differ by more than 1%, the quicker time shall be the backup time and the other time shall be the record time.
NEDRA Race Form must be properly filled out by the vehicle owner and signed by the track inspector. Two valid time slips are required.
D & D
St. Louis Park, MN
Office, University of Hartford
Samuel I. Ward
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, CETA
Abby Ilumoka, program director for Engineering Education, Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate For Education & Human Resources, National Science Foundation, Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), and Natalie Grant, deputy validation manager, Pratt & Whitney, have published an article in the Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: Innovations and Research, Vol. 18, No. 3. JSTEM is a half-yearly, peer-reviewed publication for educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The journal emphasizes real-world case studies that focus on issues that are relevant and important to STEM practitioners.
The paper, 'An Effective Industry-Based Mentoring Approach for the Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Engineering,' is an investigative study on the powerful impact of mentoring partnerships between pre-college students and young engineering professionals in Hartford, CT. It was found that these partnerships provide a strong foundation for a diverse pre-college student engineering pipeline that includes women and under-represented minorities. The approach used is based on the principle of cross-age peer mentoring and combines industry-based mentoring with diversity-aware mentor recruitment strategies to 1) cultivate and train a corps of diverse mentors; 2) develop a suite of informal mentoring activities; and 3) apply and generate knowledge about impact of effective mentoring strategies in overcoming barriers to women and underrepresented minorities in engineering.
The mentoring program was established at three public schools serving different population segments: suburban, multicultural suburban and urban tuition-free charter school. Diverse engineering professionals were recruited from local tech companies and trained to hone their mentoring skills. Additionally, mentoring assistants, female and minority undergraduate engineering students were recruited to help during mentoring sessions. The mentoring activities, evidence of program success, and future plans are presented and discussed. Results show that students who participate in industry-based mentoring are 55% more likely to demonstrate more interest and confidence in STEM subjects as well as 25% more likely to show greater interest in pursuing STEM careers.
Bachelor Degrees in Engineering (Source: NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators 2014, Ch 2, Undergrad Education, Enrollment & Degrees in the US)