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Alexandra Symmonds, a freshman in the Acoustics and Music program, presents a poster on the Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living at the NSF Advanced Technological Education conference in Washington.
The group included Associate Professor Ron Adrezin; Alexandra Symmonds, a first-year student in the Acoustics and Music program; and Paola Jaramillo, a CETA alumna with degrees in biomedical and mechanical engineering. Jaramillo is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Rutgers University.
The University of Hartford delegation was joined by Karen Wosczyna-Birch, director of the Connecticut Community College’s College of Technology.
While in Washington, the group attended the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference, and met with representatives of NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The University of Hartford delegation presented some of the work that is being done at the Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living, and discussed the participation of approximately 15 community college students in Institute projects. The participating students are from Asnuntuck Community College and Manchester Community College.
The mission of the Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living is to preserve and enhance lives while minimizing or reusing scarce resources. The Institute, part of the University’s Engineering Applications Center, provides innovative solutions to environmental, medical and space applications.
To learn more about the Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living, visit http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/lifesupp.