Mechanical Engineering Student Highlights UHart's Sense of Community
Jeremy Furusho '23 is a mechanical engineering major concentrating in acoustics who found that UHart's sense of community distinguishes it from other institutions.
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) offers a unique acoustical program that combines a robust mechanical engineering curriculum with the same core and elective classes as the acoustical engineering and music program. Furusho was inspired to pursue this program due to his interest in music, device creation, and machinery operation.
During his undergraduate career, Furusho discovered that the UHart community played a pivotal role in helping him expand his network and build friendships with fellow students and faculty. One specific campus organization is CETA's Leadership Society. Furusho is an active Team Lead responsible for training other society members, giving tours, and helping prospective students and families learn more about the university and its programs.
"My participation within the CETA Leadership Society has enabled me to practice the interpersonal skills crucial to any engineering field. My past military experience has instilled in me a work ethic and attention to detail that has enabled my success."
Furusho also connected with Dr. Bob Celmer, Program Director and Professor of Acoustical Engineering. He stated that one of his fondest memories of UHart is connecting with faculty and forging lasting, professional relationships with them.
"Through using multiple types of simulation software, learning the basics of several programming languages, and working closely with faculty on independent research projects, I have gained the confidence that I can successfully operate in future jobs," he shared.
Jeremy Furusho '23, Mechanical Engineering, Concentration in Acoustics, CETA
I have made many long-term friends and connections with many students of all years while at the university. Several professors made a profound impact in how they strived to work tirelessly for the success of their students."
After graduation, Furusho will begin Pratt & Whitney's Engineering Development Program where he will begin as a Research Engineer II. After previously working as an Engineering Intern at TLD, in Windsor CT, Furusho feels prepared to step into this new role.
When reflecting on his UHart experience, Furusho highlighted the profound impact the campus community had, sharing that his experience was a positive one.
"I appreciated the strong sense of community that I was able to develop in my time working in the Makerspace as well as within other facets of my time," he added. "I have made many long-term friends and connections with many students of all years while at the university. Several professors made a profound impact in how they strived to work tirelessly for the success of their students."