Dr. Anette Karlsson Appointed as the Dean of the Fenn College of Engineering
Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman announced the appointment of Dr. Anette Karlsson as the Dean of the Fenn College of Engineering. Dr. Karlsson is presently the Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware where she has been a member of the faculty since 2002. She received a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University in 1999 within the area of Solid Mechanics and conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University.
CSU Turbine Makes It to the Big Leagues
The unique partnership between CSU and the Indians has been years in the making. The Indians, a leader in sustainability efforts among Major League Baseball, approached CSU after Dr. Rashidi's first turbine system was erected at CSU in 2009. With the project being funded by federal and state grants, there were legal, cost and design considerations both parties worked together to address and implement.
The structure was finally built this March next to the stadium and then hoisted by crane onto the top of Progressive Field, becoming the first wind turbine in a MLB ballpark. Rising 40 feet in the air from the ballpark's upper concourse, the hard-to-miss structure fits in well with the ballpark's design that reflects Cleveland's industry. A custom-designed LED lighting system will light up the entire turbine in various colors during night games.
CSU and the Indians hope that the turbine will put Northeast Ohio in the spotlight as a leader in wind energy innovation and possibly bring manufacturing jobs to the region. "The next steps will be making the system economically feasible, commercially viable and locally built," said Rashidi. "Not only is it designed to be a low-cost and easy-to-install product, but all the parts and labor needed to mass produce the turbine system are available in Northeast Ohio."
Fenn College of Engineering Spring Scholarship Benefit
Fenn College would like to thank the following sponsors of the Spring Scholarship Benefit: Middough (lead sponsor), Mr. Steve Csonka, Dr. Chin Kuo, Mr. Daniel Lee, Lubrizol Corporation, and Project and Consulting Services, Inc. Please click here to see pictures from the event.
Donation from Alumnus Supports Lab Upgrades
Fenn College honored Dr. Thesling at a reception on April 18th where students and faculty were able to tinker with and learn more about the trainers. The new equipment "aligns the lab with industry standards and will provide our students a premier space for their lab assignments," said Dr. Fuqin Xiong, department chair. Dr. Thesling earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from CSU. He serves as the Chief Technology Officer at ViaSat, Inc.
More than 100 Patents for GE Inventor and CSU Alumnus
CSU graduate, Dr. Louis Nerone, was recognized in a recent Plain Dealer article for his impact on the lighting world and work at General Electric. Over a 25-year career at GE, Dr. Nerone has been awarded more than 100 patents for his inventions, averaging four patents a year. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering ('82, '86, '95) from the Fenn College of Engineering and teaches undergraduate courses at his alma mater.
Senior Design Projects Culminate Student Experience
Engineering students spend their last year at CSU working in groups and closely with faculty and industry representatives to design discipline-specific projects. Known as Senior Design projects, students use the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to develop projects and proposals that are ultimately presented to faculty and peers for rigorous review and critique.
CSU to Host 2013 ASCE Conference
CSU will host the 2013 ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Ohio Valley Student Conference where student chapters from Ohio and Pennsylvania will compete in various competitions ranging from technical papers to a steel bridge competition. CSU's ASCE chapter won the AutoCad competition at this year's conference. The chapter is soliciting sponsorships to help underwrite the conference. Please contact Dr. Norb Delatte at 216.687.2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
IEEE Chapter Holds S-PAC
The CSU student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held a Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) on April 11th in Stilwell Hall. S-PACs explore subjects that affect engineers' careers, regardless of how well engineers prepare themselves technically. Students listened to electrical engineering alumni, faculty and professionals who spoke on a variety of topics. CSU thanks those who participated in the event.
Honor the Class of 2012 with a Scholarship Donation
What better way to congratulate Fenn College's Class of 2012 than by making a donation in its honor to engineering scholarships at CSU. Click here to make your contribution today.
Save the Date - Engineers Without Borders Golf Classic
Engineers Without Borders' Third Annual Golf Classic is on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Aurora Golf Club. Click here for the registration form or call 216.687.2400 to register.
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