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From student success stories to current happenings with alumni and accomplishments of our faculty, read about the latest happenings at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) below!

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CETA 2019 Graduates Embark On Bright Futures


The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) is pleased to congratulate nearly 200 graduates in the Class of 2019 who are on their way to bright futures, exciting careers, and inspiring paths this summer.

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CETA's Talented Seniors and Sophomores Recognized at Spring 2019 Design Expo


The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s (CETA) hosted its spring CETA Design Expo on Friday, May 3, 2019. The event showcased projects of some of their talented sophomores enrolled in engineering design courses, as well as seniors presenting their capstone projects.  Read More

Hisham Alnajjar Named Dean of University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

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Hisham Alnajjar, a noted professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering, has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).  Read More

CETA Hosts Southington High School's Robotics Team On Campus


CETA welcomed Southington High School's Robotics Team, the CyberKnights, also known as FIRST Team 195, to campus on Friday, March 1, 2019. Learn more about their visit and the surprise they gave to CETA.  Read More

Kamau Wright's Dedication and Work Within CETA and the UHart Community


Kamau Wright joined the University of Hartford in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and has become an active member of the CETA and UHart community ever since.  Read More

Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter's Winter Break in India


Over the winter break for about two weeks, six members of EWB traveled to India to contribute toward humanitarian aid in local communities through engineering projects for government schools in the villages.  Read More

CETA and NASA Partnership Offers Unique Student Experiences


Our unique partnership with NASA lets students intern, research, and even work alongside NASA engineers. Be inspired by some of our recent student success stories.  Read More

CETA Welcomes Six New Faculty Members This Academic Year


With various backgrounds in engineering, each offers a unique experience for students inside and outside the classroom.  Read More

MArch Alumni Reflects on Experience in Program


Tim Applebee ‘18, M.Arch graduate, was passionate about working towards the significant shift impacting our built environment. Be inspired by his story.  Read More

CETA Students Recognized at Fall 2018 Design Expo


Our fall 2018 Expo was hosted on December 14, 2018, with a full room of talented students, enthusiastic faculty and staff, and visiting industry leaders — some of which participated as judges during the event. We are excited to recognize eight winning projects that truly set the bar this semester.  Read More

Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter's Experience at the 2018 Engineers Without Borders USA National Conference


Four CETA students who are members of the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Student Chapter here at the University of Hartford had the opportunity to travel to California earlier this month for the 2018 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA Conference.  Read More

Engineering for Global Good: CETA Students and Faculty Continue Driving Change in Kenya's Farming Communities


For nearly a decade, UHart engineering students and professors have been working steadily to ease the manual labor burden for women and small-scale farmers in the Western Lakes region of Kenya. Their ongoing work is not only transforming farming, it’s cultivating a locally robust entrepreneurial community and giving students the chance to use their skills for social good.  Read More

Engineering Graduates bring Interactive Learning to Future Students


Mechanical engineer Wesaam Lepak ’18 and acoustical engineer Jarrett Lagler ‘18 attended a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and developed an acoustics video tutorial for future students.  Read More

CETA Graduates Setting Their Sights on Success


It’s only the beginning for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s (CETA) Class of 2018 as more than 150 graduates took off their caps and gowns on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to step into exciting careers, graduate school, and new opportunities. In his  Read More

R&D in Action: Biomedical Engineering Students Collaborate with Medtronic on a new Testing Device Idea


Three biomedical engineering students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Research and Development (R&D) project in collaboration with Medtronic, one of the largest U.S. standalone medical device makers.  Read More

Jarrett Lagler '18 Awarded University's Belle K. Ribicoff Prize


The University Honors student credits his outside experiences as much as his classroom time with his success as he prepares to begin his engineering career at Apple.  Read More



Their startup, Evolt, Inc., cost-effectively converts gas-powered cars into electric vehicles. It earned them some funding, and allowed them to deep dive into the business venture process.  Read More

CETA Celebrates Student Accomplishments at Spring 2018 Design Expo


On Friday, May 4, 2018, the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s (CETA) spring Design Expo showcased the innovative ideas of sophomores enrolled in engineering design courses and seniors presenting their capstone projects. Highlights of the event included a design competition and senior “shark tank” presentations where students pitched their concepts to our many industry partners.  Read More



Nearly 100 CETA students were recognized at an annual scholarship reception on Tuesday, April 17. They were joined by generous donors and supporters of the University, who were able to hear first-hand how their gifts have impacted the students. Over $150,000 in scholarship funds was awarded.  Read More



Undergraduate and graduate students will have the chance to showcase their projects and research to nearly 300 attendees from the Eastern U.S. and Canada at the ASEE Northeast Conference held on campus April 27-28, 2018.  Read More

CETA Students Attend NEWEA Poster Presentation

On January 23, CETA civil engineering students, Dan Burger, Ian Downey, Samantha Nyser, Sarah Socolosky, Matt Murphy, and Joe Beauchesne, displayed posters at the New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference in Boston with Professor Todd Brown.  Read More

CETA's Mechanical Engineering Department Prepares Students for Competitive Graduate Programs


Our Mechanical Engineering students have a competitive edge when it comes to gaining admission to impressive graduate engineering programs!  Read More

The CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society

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CETA’s Leadership Society has been a successful and evolving program since it was initially conceived and developed in the fall of 2013 by Dean
Hisham Alnajjar, Samuel I. Ward Electrical and Computer Engineering Co-Chair Ying Yu, and Enrollment Manager Kelly Cofiell through a grant funded by The Women’s Advancement Initiative.  Read More

Johanna Konseleus 2018, melds Mechanical Engineering with Track and Field

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Johanna Konseleus ’18, is a mechanical engineering major on the University’s track and field team, and an international student from Gothenburg, Sweden. The team practices 8 hours a week with Coach Stacie Wentz. In addition, the athletes are given workouts to do by themselves.  Read More



For the second year in a row, our engineering students placed first in Connecticut’s annual College Tech Challenge. The engineering skills competition included ten teams from colleges and universities across the state.  Read More

Architecture Assistant Professor Imdat As presented a paper at the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference at MIT.

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On Friday, November 3, Architecture Assistant Professor Imdat As presented a paper at the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference at MIT. The paper Professor As presented is titled “Crowdsourcing the Obama Presidential Center— An Alternative Design Delivery Model: Democratizing Architectural Design.”  Read More

Architecture Faculty Serves on Jury for 2017 MIT Hackathon


On Friday, October 27, Architectural Assistant Professor Imdat As was one of the three jurors for the Hackaton at MIT’s Media lab on “Design Tools of the Future: Immersive & Interactive”.  Read More

Architecture Grad Students Visit Mosque


Architecture graduate students from the University of Hartford recently made a special visit to the Berlin Mosque and the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford (IAGH) in Berlin, Connecticut, to attend a Friday prayer service and tour the mosque.  Read More

Civil Egnineering Students Take a Tour of the MDC Storage Tunnel Project

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On Thursday, October 19, twenty civil engineering students went on a tour of the MDC Kenny/Obayashi South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel project. Many thanks to the MDC, CDM Smith, the Kenny Obayashi venture, Jeffrey Fournier, and Tom Clavin for making this tour possible for the students.  Read More


CETA's Civil Engineering Students Gain Real-World Knowledge

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Civil Engineering students from Professor Todd Brown’s Water Quality Engineering Class are continuing to travel to the Mass. area wastewater treatment plants to perform settling tests to help the treatment plant operators model the performance of their settling tanks. Read More


Alumna featured by Intel Software


Recent alumna, Rosemarie Day ’17 and the Internet of Things (IoT) project which she completed under the advisement of Professor Hassan S. Salehi, are now featured on the Intel website. Rosemarie, a computer engineering major, has been selected as an Intel Software Innovator for IoT with a focus on health analytics. The innovator program recognizes up and coming developers by featuring them on Intel’s website and recommending them for speaking events and project work.  Read More

Mohd Hatta (grad 91) Improves the Lives of Many in Malaysia

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Professor Saleh Keshawarz, chair of the Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical, Engineering Department, reminisced recently about the University of Hartford during the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, when Mohd Hatta ’91, a former student from Malaysia, reached out to reconnect, and it awakened memories of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) during that time period.  Read More

UHart teams up with leaders to identify skills graduates need for future career success


The pace at which technology is changing means businesses are looking for different skills sets in graduates.   Read More.

Green 707 posts first recorded time!

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Green 707’s record has been officially recorded by the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA)!  Read More

Water Quality Engineering students perform tests at water treatment plant


On Friday, September 15, twelve students from the Water Quality Engineering Laboratory spent six hours at the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility conducting settling tests and performing calculations to evaluate the facility's clarifier (settling tank) capacity.  Read More

Professor Ted Sussmann Presents at the 11th International Heavy Haul Conference


Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering Professor Ted Sussmann presented papers at the 11th International Heavy Haul Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, during the week of September 2-6, 2017.  Read More

CETA students are on Winning Hackathon Team!


Three CETA engineering students were crucial members of the winning team, Mode, at the 48-hour long Hackathon hosted by Upward Hartford and InsurTech Hartford during the weekend of September 8.  Read More

First Run Results of Green 707 Vehicle

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We finally had our first track test this weekend, and quickly discovered the truck's strengths and weaknesses.  Read More

Civil Engineering Seniors Tour Springfield Wastewater Treatment Facility

On Friday, Sept 1, 42 members of the civil engineering senior class attended a tour of the Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Springfield, MA.  The tour was a part of their CE 420 Water Quality Engineering I class.  Read More

Annual Architecture Trip

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The Architecture Department had its annual Urban Architecture trip to New York City on Saturday, September 2nd, for the current Architecture Graduate students and Undergraduate seniors.  Read More

Saleh Keshawarz Leads Workshop Held in Laos

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CETA faculty crosses national borders to create relationships with students, in order to share their knowledge with the world.  Read More

Robert Celmer wins prestigious Acoustical Society Award

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Congratulations to Bob Celmer ‘78, Program Director of CETA’s Acoustical Engineering programs, who has been selected to receive the Acoustical Society of America’s 2017 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education!
The Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education was established in 2003.  Read More

Students in the Class of 2017 Prepared to Take on Impressive Graduate Programs

Students in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s (CETA) class of 2017 are preparing to succeed in their chosen fields by gaining admission to demanding graduate programs across the U.S.  Read more

Two UHart mechanical engineering professors working at NASA to reduce airplane noise and renew interest in commercial supersonic flight

Two CETA mechanical engineering professors, Ivana Milanovic and Paul Slaboch, are researching how to decrease noise levels in airplane engines to potentially renew interest in commercial supersonic transportation.  Read more

fSAE Race Team finishes great year!


Based on performance, the 2017 race car has surpassed cars from the past ten years.  Read More

The Dean Goes Racing!


The CETA fSAE Race Car Team brought the car to the legendary Lime Rock race course in Lakeville, CT for its final check out before they pack it in the trailer for the drive to the national competition in Detroit, MI on May 10 - 13, 2017.  Read More

CETA Hosted its Annual University of Hartford Graduate Architecture Thesis Presentations

On Monday, April 24, CETA hosted its Annual Master of Architecture Thesis Presentations in the Harry Jack Gray’s 1877 Club. The work of 16 second-year graduate students was on display from 12-1 p.m., followed by individual presentations and reviews of each project.  The event was culminated by a reception in the Rotunda from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   Read more

Prof. Daniel Davis AIA Published


CETA would like to congratulate Professor Daniel Davis on his publication in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) newsletter. We invite you to browse the attached PDF of the AIA CT Bulletin to read more about all that the MArch Program has to offer.  Read on uNotes

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Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies Corporation visited the Center for Manufacturing and Metrology   Read More

CETA Architecture Students Collaborate with Hartford Art School Students to Design a Gathering Space in the Art School's Courtyard


Students from CETA’s Architecture’s AET 123 class, and the Hartford Art School’s Public Projects and Proposals class worked together to create landscape designs for a shared outdoor gathering space near the Art School building.  Read More

Nematullah Haidari M'13 Appointed Deputy Minister


CETA alumnus Nematullah Haidari M ’13 has been appointed by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani as the Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Afghanistan.  Read More

CETA Students Attend Regional Waste Water Conference


January 13, 2017 - Civil engineering students Ali Alinkis, Ali Alquarni, Mana Almansour, Liam Bernier, Jenna Bogaczyk, and Becca Viguers joined Professor Todd Brown at the Annual Conference of the New England Water Environment Association in Boston.  Read more

Students Earn Top Prizes at Competition


November 18, 2016 - Rosemarie Day, Adam Haggett, and Brenda Salazar Bautista won first prize, while Jared Deleon, Brady Hoddinott, and Paul Mangelsdorf took second at the Connecticut Skills Challenge.  Read more

CETA Students Present Their Research at IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference


November 11, 2016 - Three CETA undergraduates presented their research to professionals at the 2016 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC), held 4-6 November in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Read more

Dean Has Been Appointed


October 25, 2016 - Dean Louis Manzione has been appointed to Director of Collaborative Research and Economic Development.  Read more

CETA Students Take Part in the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium


October 19, 2016 - CETA Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering Technology students and Professors Ladimer Nagurney and David Shuman were hosted by the IEEE Broadcast Society at the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium held in Hartford.  Read more

Agreement with University of Applied Sciences in Germany


October 17, 2016 - UHart’s architecture and engineering students can pursue their degrees at the University of Applied Sciences, Germany.  Read more

We are a College Where Engineering Grads Earn the Most


September 30, 2016 - Business Insider ranks the University of Hartford high on the list of Colleges Where Engineering Graduatuates Earn the Most.  Read more

Annual Graduate Outing in Boston


September 9, 2016 - The Master of Architecture students kicked off the Fall 2016 semester with their annual graduate outing.  Read more

UHart Faculty Wins Prestigious Prize


April 15, 2016 - Eion King won the University's 2016 Belle K. Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize which recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service.  Read more

Wind Tunnel Research


April 8, 2016 - Mark Markiewicz and Gianna Sabino worked alongside their team to build a wind tunnel which will benefit the aerospace industry.  Read more

Architecture Students Design Experimental Buildings


April 4, 2016 - Fahed Baker, Alyssa Danielwicz, and Lance Green are some of the architecture students have built huts on campus to learn how to design energy-efficient buildings.  Read more

Student Lands Dream Job


March 29, 2016 - Hugo Santana lands his dream job at Morris Group Inc. with an exstensive list of experiences on his resume.
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Architecture Student Redesigns a Community Center


March 18, 2016 - Jezelle Gordon ’17 helps to redesign a-community center for The Conference of Churches as a part of her Summer internship.  Read more

CETA Faculty Publishes Research Paper


March 16, 2016 - Hassan S. Salehi publishes a research paper in "Journal of the Optical Society of America A" exploring a method of estimating an approximate closed-form solution to the light diffusion equation.  Read more

Students Spend Spring Break Working with Alumni


There are lots of choices of how to spend spring break for UHart students. Some have chosen to add professional experience to their resumes through the University’s Express to Success program.  Read more