Friday, November 20, 2015

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat will Provide Job and Internship Opportunities

Kate Darcy Hohenthal, assistant director of student engagement and experiential education in Career Services, has worked with Electric Boat representatives to obtain a guarantee of eight internships for engineering students. In addition to these eight positions, the University of Hartford will compete with nine other higher education institutions to fill another anticipated 80 internship openings for summer 2016.

Over the next five years, Electric Boat has projected it will have 5,000 jobs to fill due to retirements and through the building of 10 new submarines. In order to maximize this opportunity, Hohenthal, together with Julie Spring, director of collegiate student services in CETA, and Barney School faculty member Celia Lofink, worked with student clubs and organizations to bring Electric Boat to campus on Nov. 10. Special thanks to the student clubs and organizations, which hosted this Electric Boat event: ASA (Acoustical Society of America), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers), BGS (Beta Gamma Sigma), BLC (Barney Leadership Council), and GIS (Gamma Iota Sigma).

Eric Simonelli, college relations human resource specialist for Electric Boat, and Stephanie Davis, internship and co-op program recruitment coordinator, provided students with an overview of Electric Boat and the internship and job opportunities that are available. They discussed the application process and demonstrated how to apply via the Electric Boat website. University of Hartford alumna Tiffany Cartier '09, M'12, who works as a structural engineer at Electric Boat, shared her experience transitioning from being a student to becoming an Electric Boat employee.

Career Services is working to bring Electric Boat back to campus for additional career readiness events. Upcoming events will be posted to CareerBridge.
CETA and Barney School of Business academic and student club leaders are pictured at the Nov. 10 Electric Boat event. Seated: Barney faculty member Celia Lofink and CETA Associate Dean Hisham Alnajjar. Back row (l-r): Julie Spring of CETA; students Daniel Pappalardo, Lucas Shearer, Hamza Salameh, Brandon Williams, Lane Miller, Jessy Oliverez, and Christopher Springthorpe; and Michael Malone, who represented Student Affairs.

Unotes - 11/19/15
K. Hohenthal

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CEO of Acoustical Consulting Firm to Give Talk


Victoria Cerami '81, CEO of Acoustical Consulting Firm, to Give Talk Thursday

Victoria Cerami '81, CEO of Cerami & Associates Acoustical Consultants (a Women-owned Business Enterprise in New York City), will be making a joint presentation to the Society of Women Engineers and the student chapter of the Acoustical Society of America on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in United Technologies Hall, Room 320.

The title of her talk will be: "The 50-year History of Cerami & Associates and the Role of an Acoustical Engineer from CEO to Engineer." All are welcome, and lunch will be served.

Cerami & Associates' projects have included the new One World Trade Center; the U.S. Olympic Training Center & Natatorium in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Blue Man Group Theatre at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.

Posted 11/18/2015

Submitted by Bob Celmer

Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Professor Nagurney Co-Authors Presentation

Nagurney Co-authors INFORMS Presentation


Ladimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering in CETA, was the co-author of the paper, "A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability," delivered at an Invited Session on Cybersecurity at the INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 2, 2015.

His co-authors were Professor Anna Nagurney and Shivani Shukla of UMass Amherst.

Link to the presentation

Unotes: 11/11/15