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Heather Volkens '17 Ties CETA Experience to Current Role


Heather Volkens ’17 is an Electrical Engineer at Bauer Inc. in Bristol CT. She credits CETA and the University of Hartford for helping her develop the necessary skills for her job and work-related activities today.  Read More

CETA's Impact on Electrical Engineering Alumni


Afam Chiagoro ’18 has always enjoyed electronics and understanding how electricity works. He found great success through the Electrical Engineering program in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and was hired within ten days of graduating last spring.  Read More

Jeffrey Severino '19 Experience Through NASA Pathways Program


After being encouraged by a few other CETA students and faculty, Severino was introduced to the opportunity to intern with NASA. Be inspired by the work he's accomplished thus far through the NASA Pathways Program.  Read More

Matt Garneau '19 Leads EWB Team to Provide Fresh Water Systems to Villages in India by Amelia Hemingway-Martin '18


Matthew Garneau ‘19 a sophomore civil engineering major and the vice president of the University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), completed his second trip to India during winter break to help Indian villages obtain clean water and power.  More

ASME Visits Shepaug Hydroelectric Station by Amelia Hemingway Martin '18


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ventured to Shepaug Hydro Station on Saturday, October 22, 2016, to tour the facilities. The station consists of a dam, penstock, and powerhouse, which were all seen. The station and dam is found in Southbury, CT between the Housatonic River and Shepaug River, and creates the Lake Lillinonah reservoir.  More

Kimberly Colavito shares thoughts on Business Insider rankings


In a nationwide college salary report compiled by PayScale, Inc. and reported in Business Insider magazine, the University’s CETA was named as one of the top schools in the nation whose engineering graduates earn the highest starting and mid-career salaries, tied with MIT, Cooper Union, Tufts, and Carnegie Mellon. We talked with Kimberly Colavito who is currently finishing her engineering master’s degree.  More

Reflection on meeting with Alum by Merlene Buchanan '19


Merlene Buchanan reflects on her meeting with Engineering Alumnus, Jim Albrandi '84, President of Interstate Electrical Services. He encouraged current CETA students to pursue their career goals and emphasized the shortage of new construction workers, as engineering is not limited to design and research.  More

Wesaam Lepak on Acoustics by Kimberly Lennox


Kimberly Lennox interviewed WeSaam Lepak about his experience with internships, his perspective on the CETA acoustics program, extracurricular activities on campus, and future aspirations.  More

NSBE Zone Conference by Merlene Buchanan


Merlene Buchanan joined others in UHart's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to the first Zone Conference of this school year, hosted at the University of Rhode Island. Our Zone covers Southern New England, bringing sister colleges and pre-collegiate chapters together for professional development and workshops.  More

Kiwon Sohn's Faculty Research by Todd Manning


Professors and students alike might have first encountered Kiwon Sohn flying his drone on the second floor of the UT building. That drone was a self-programmable drone of which Sohn took the reigns over. Kiwon Sohn is an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering with a strong interest in humanoid robotics.  More