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Problem Based Learning - Summer 2016

Focus on Student Projects

CETA Design Expo Spring 2016 held at the University’s Sports Center.

Welcome to our issue focusing on student projects. Hands-on and experiential learning are at the core of the CETA learning experience. Our students take advantage of the many project opportunities during their studies that enrich their understanding of principles developed in the classroom. We understand that a CETA student is anxious to create, design, build, and test. These interests are why they chose architecture, engineering, or technology and why they chose CETA. We pride ourselves on our many external partnerships with industry that deliver opportunities to work on real-world applications. Our partners bring us the critical needs and the urgency of their industries, and so our students acquire career readiness skills that launch them so effectively into their own careers. CETA students enjoy the benefits of the rich mosaic of projects, partnerships, and career readiness activities that prepare them well to address the challenges of the fast-paced global economy.

Louis Manzione, Dean



valuable experience and contacts through summer internships in many different fields. They tested their skills and explores career options at companies and facilities such as:


Employers and students can post and apply for internship opportunities directly through the University's Career Center. Please contact Ricky Barrett at

Read more

Angel Muñoz ’17 worked in NBC’s “Primetime Studio,”

changing audio levels and helping to mix sound for Bob Costas.

Angel Munoz

Read the full UNotes article

Showcasing Student Projects and Achievements

Liana Pangburn describes her project at the CETA Design Expo.

See the list of winners of the ES 242 Engineering by design Sophomore Poster Competition and the Senior Design/Capstone Competition. See event photos here.

In addition to the faculty and staff who organized, served, and judged the event, we wish to give special thanks to all those who attended and viewed student's work, and to the following external reviewers who assisted as judges:

  • Doug Alexander, XL Caitlin

  • Kevin Ball, ENHP

  • Racquel Brown AS ’04, ’05, Otis Elevator

  • Jeff Fournier, Carlin Contracting

  • Christopher Madison, CESI, Hartford Hospital

  • Mariana Miller ’11, ME ’13, Conn. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

  • Claudia Oakes, ENHP

  • Ron Prihar, Pratt & Whitney

  • Beth Richards, A&S

  • Larissa Schroeder, A&S

  • Jason Schultz '15, Stantec

  • Jay Vaillancourt, XL Caitlin

  • Charles Ward ’92, IT Professional

  • Terri Wilson, BEACON

Board of Visitors 2016-17


Carol Coppa ’81, P’17 Program Manager, Transmission Projects, Eversource Energy

See the full list of board members.

Are you interested in knowing more about the CETA Board of Visitors?

If so, please contact Dean Lou Manzione at