Spring 2018 Dean’s Message

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Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends:PongMalasri3

In Summer of 2015, we started to develop the School of Engineering Strategic Plan. The plan with eight strategic goals was approved by the faculty/staff on September 27, 2016, and later by the Engineering Advisory Board on August 1, 2017. A copy of Gadomski School of Engineering Strategic Plan 2017-2022 can be found at: https://www.speakcdn.com/assets/2091/eng-strategic-plan.pdf or from a link from our homepage at: https://www.cbu.edu/engineering.

We are about to end the first year of our strategic plan implementation. We have made progress on most of our strategic goals. For example:

• 500 Undergraduate Engineering Enrollment by 2022. We are currently at 71% of our goal, up from 65% in the previous year.
• 30% Female Students in Undergraduate Enrollment by 2022. We are at 77% of our goal, up from 67% in the previous year.
• 100% Placement Rate of Graduates Within 12 Months of Graduation by 2022. The latest data we have is for Class of 2016 with 100% of our goal, up from 98% in the previous year.
• 100% of Graduates Will Pass a Nationally Recognized Examination/Certification Upon Graduation by 2022. Our estimate for Class of 2018 is at least 50% of our goal, up from 13% in the previous year.
• State-of-the-Art Engineering Facility by 2022. A three-phase engineering facility upgrade plan is finalized: Phase I (a new 28K SF lab facility behind Benilde), Phase II (Benilde renovation/expansion), and Phase III (Nolan expansion). We expect the construction of the Phase I building will start soon.
• Formal Industry Partnership by 2022. We are at 76% of our goal, up from 64% in the previous year.

This is an exciting time to be an engineer. Job market has never been this great, which is a major factor in our 70% enrollment increase from 2012 to 2017. Starting salary is great, with 72% of the Class of 2016 making over $60K in their first full-time job after graduation. And the most important thing…we are moving toward more experiential/project-based learning, which will make our engineering education more fun.

Have a great summer!

Pong

Kudos!

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Eduardo Aguilar (BSEM Packaging) passed the CPLP Technician Exam and has become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. He came to the U.S. from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, at the age of 9 and was the salutatorian of his high school class.

 

 

codyblackChristopher (Cody) Black (ECE ’18) obtained his FAA Part 107 sUAS License (Drone Pilot License) recently. Cody is an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) and has his FCC Amateur Radio License. Before joining CBU, he was a U.S. Marine Signals Collection Analyst and National Security Agency (NSA) Intelligence Analyst. He interned at ReTrans Logistics and Logical Systems (LSI). Cody also served as 2017-18 President of the CBU Tau Beta Pi Student Chapter.

abyrdAlana Byrd (CHE’18) received the following certificates from AIChE Academy and SAChE: Understanding Hazards & Risks; Hazard Recognition; The Importance of Process Safety; Nitrogen’s Role in Safety; Basics of Laboratory Safety; Dust Explosion Control; and Chemical Process Safety in the Chemical Process Industries.” In addition to majoring in Chemical Engineering, Alana is working toward Chemistry Minor and Packaging Minor. She is an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician and has published packaging related articles in PACKCON Online Magazine and PACKCON 2015 Conference Proceedings. Alana was a research intern at Iowa State University and also externed with MicroPort. She served as Secretary and Vice President for CBU NSBE Chapter and Communications Chair for AIChE Chapter.

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Hope Campbell became an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Hope earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from CBU in 2012 and pursued an MS in Engineering Management.

 

adam crawfordAdam Crawford (EE/CS’18) passed the FAA Unmanned Aircraft General Exam recently. Adam is Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) and he interns with Innovative Engineering Services, LLC, in Bartlett, TN. He earned a martial art black belt status in 2012 and Eagle scout rank in 2013. Adam also passed an Electronic Technician Association exam, becoming an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa). Adam interns with Innovative Engineering Services, LLC, in Bartlett, TN. He earned a martial art black belt status in 2012 and Eagle scout rank in 2013.

jodiecJodie Crocker (CE ’18) passed the six-hour long Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Jodie is scheduled to graduate in May 2018 with a double major in Civil Engineering and Mathematics. While at CBU, Jodie has been an active member and officer in the CBU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and she is also a member of the engineering fraternity Theta Tau. Jodie is an active researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, having publications spanning a variety of sustainable geo-environmental engineering projects. Jodie was recently inducted in the university honor society Alpha Chi. Jodie has also won several Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards for her research and student competition activities.

Eric Defo (ME Major & Packaging Minor) became an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician.

IanDover2Ian Dover (BSEE/BSCS ’20) passed the ISTA CPLP Technician Exam, becoming an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Ian, an Honors Program student, externed with Medtronic, MLGW, and FedEx. His work experience incudes being a Utitlities Worker with Tristate Utilities Corporation and Front-End Associate with Kroger. He has been very active with various student organizations at CBU, including Vice-Chair and Webmaster for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Publicist and Secretary for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

victoriafletcherVictoria Fletcher (CHE’18) received the following certificates from AIChE Academy and Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE): Understanding Hazards & Risks, Minimizing & Identifying Process Safety Hazards, Hazard Recognition, Chemical Reactivity Hazards, and Runaway Reactions. Victoria is currently interning with Vanguard Soaps, LLC. She interned with Flint Hydrostatics, Inc., and did an externship with Buckman North America. She served as Board Member and Executive Secretary for the Habitat for Humanity.

Daniel Gamez (BSEM Packaging) passed the ISTA CPLP Technician Exam, becoming an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Currently, Daniel is Regulatory Compliance Specialist with GlaxoSmithKline. His other work experience includes Order Management Admin for CEVA Logistics, Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist for New-Tech Packaging, and Lead Quality Assurance Auditor for Williams-Sonoma.

Katherine Garcia (AIChE President) received the following SAChE safety certificates: Understanding Hazards & Risks; An Introduction to Managing Process Safety Hazards; Minimizing & Identifying Process Safety Hazards; Hazards Recognition; The Importance of Process Safety; Nitrogen’s Role in Safety; Process Safety Lessons Taught from Experience; Dust Explosion Control; Runaway Reactions; and Chemical Process Safety in the Chemical Process Industries.

hunter howardHunter Howard (BSEM Packaging) passed the CPLP Technician Exam, making him an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Hunter is from Chelsea, Alabama. He is a baseball player at CBU and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

 

 

cjimConrrado Jimenez passed the CPLP Technician Exam and became an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. He is the first high school graduate in his family. He is pursuing BS in Engineering Management with Packaging Concentration at CBU. He also works at STS Repair, a distribution center for iPhone parts.

 

jilljJill Johnson (ECE) was selected as IEEE Regional Student Representative (RSR) of Region 3! She represents all IEEE students in the following states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the country of Jamaica. There are 10 IEEE regions across the world. In this role, Jill will help organize student activities, including student paper and website contests. She will also help organize IEEE SoutheastCon.

Brianna Jordan passed the CPLP exam, to become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Brianna is a rising sophomore in Engineering Management with Packaging Concentration.

bmcginnisBrian McGinnis (ECE ’18) passed the ETA test and becoming an Associate Certified Electronics Technician. Brian is the CBU IEEE Robotics Team Captain and the St. Michael Robotics Coach. He received the Best Technical Solution Award at Rhodes Hacks 2016. He is a Co-Founder of NoBox, a startup that offers workshops and provides solutions using IBM Cloud. His technical skills and competencies include Python, Beagle Bone, Linus, IBM Cloud, 3D Printing, C, Java, Apex, Arduino, and Autodesk Eagle. Bryan is the 2017-18 President of CBU IEEE Student Chapter.

connorConnor Meeks (ECE ’18) passed the ETA exam, becoming an Associate Certified Electronics Technician. Connor interned with FedEx and ReTrans: Precision Logistics. He co-authored a paper entitled “On Image Enhancement for Edge Detection” in the Proceedings of IESTOC 2017. He serves as Vice President for Tau Beta Pi, Webmaster for Tau Kappa Epsilon and Theta Tau, Secretary and Robotics Team Leader for IEEE. He is also a volunteer with St. Jude and the Alzheimer’s Association.

cmooreChristie Moore (Civil Engineering and Mathematics Double Major) passed the six-hour long Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Christie is scheduled to graduate in May 2018. While at CBU, Christie has been active in multiple clubs and organizations. She has been a member of the CBU President’s Ambassadors, a member and officer in her sorority Alpha Xi Delta, as well as an officer in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter. In ASCE, Christie has held the officer positions of both Internal and External Vice President and currently serves as the President. Christie has been a member of the CBU ASCE Steel Bridge Team for the past two years. She then served as the Captain of the 2017 Steel Bridge Team. Christie is an active researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; having three publications spanning fields in engineering education and structural/construction materials.

James Alex Moses (ME) passed the CPLP exam, becoming an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Alex, an Eagle Scout, is a brother in the professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau.

kailamKaila Muhammad (CHE’18) received the following certificates from AIChE Academy & Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE): Nitrogen’s Role in Safety, Chemical Reactivity Hazards, and Runaway Reactions. Kaila is President of National Society of Black Engineers Student Chapter and Secretary of American Institute for Chemical Engineers Student Chapter. She interned for Hargrove Engineers + Constructors and did an externship with Medtronic.

Scott Pala (BSEM Packaging Major) passed the CPLP exam, becoming an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. He was a baseball player at CBU.

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Britney Payne became an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technicians from CBU! Britney is a BSEM (Packaging) major. She also has profound interests in real estate and property investments. She volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Charities.

 

ChristopherPayneChristopher Payne (BSEM-Packaging ’21) passed the ISTA CPLP Technician Exam, becoming an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Christopher, a member of Tennessee Air National Guard, is also working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical and Electrical Technology at the Community College of the Air Force (expected graduation in May 2019). He externed with FedEx, Medtronic, and Smith & Nephew. His past work experience includes time as an HVAC Maintenance Technician for Greenway Home Services.

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Ana Rodriguez-Vizcaino (CEE ’18) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, becoming an Engineer Intern. Ana, an Honors Program student, has externed with MLGW and the Pickering Firm. She also interned with the Crime and Public Safety Committee, Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland’s Transition Team, and Congressman Steve Cohen’s Federal Office. Ana has been very active with various student organizations, including ASCE (Secretary), SWE (Historian), and Hola CBU

yocelinsanzhezYocelin Sanchez (BSEM Packaging) passed the CPLP exam and has become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. She also works as a tutor for Peer Power Foundation at Kingsbury High School.

 

 

rtworekRobert Tworek (Civil Engineering and Mathematics Double Major) passed the six-hour long Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. Robert is a senior and is scheduled to graduate in May 2018. While at CBU, Robert has been an active member and officer in many organizations on campus. Robert is responsible for setting up for the Sunday night Masses on campus. He has been a member and held several officer positions in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter. He currently serves as the Internal Vice President of ASCE. He is one of the founding members and former Reagent of the CBU chapter of the engineering fraternity Theta Tau. Robert has been hired as a teaching assistant for both the Civil Engineering Graphics course as well as the Geomatics course. He is a member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and the university honor society, Alpha Chi. Robert is also a Lasallian Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Robert constantly demonstrates Lasallian’s values in helping other students with their work and encouraging them to do their best.

 

Alumni News

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Camilla Balderas (CE’16) joined Pickering Firm Inc.’s Memphis civil engineering team as an engineer intern. Camilla has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Christian Brothers University.To read more about this, visit: The Memphis Daily News

Jason Blain (ME ’94) was promoted  to President & Chief Operating Officer with Spinal Elements. In this new position, he will have responsibility for product development, quality, marketing, operations, and regulatory compliance. Prior to founding Spinal Elements, Jason had roles of increasing responsibility in product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with Smith & Nephew, Alphatec, and Nuvasive. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. To read more about this promotion, visit: DigitalJournal

Brandon Cartwright (EE ‘01, MSEM ’07) was appointed Director of New Business Development with TRP/Norlux in August of 2017. Mr. Cartwright earned a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, both from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. He holds two lighting patents. To read more about this appointment, visit: Thomasnet

Imran Jaferey (ChE ’90) has joined ceramic ultrafiltration membrane manufacturer Nanostone Water as chief commercial officer. In this, Jaferey will oversee the company’s global market-facing activities, including marketing, market strategy development, product management, application engineering, sales and government affairs. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers University and an MBA from the University of Memphis. To read more about this position, visit: filtsep.com.

Larkin MyersLarkin Myers (CEE ’99) was recognized at the Engineers Week Luncheon in February as the 2018 ASCE Featured Engineer. Larkin gained an interest in protecting the environment at an early age, and after more than 12 years in the engineering field, she joined Tioga Environmental Consultants as Vice President in 2011. As a professional engineer registered in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, her hydrologic design experience and general civil background give her a competitive edge and strong foundation for the wide variety of projects Tioga oversees. Her philosophy is to partner with clients and understand what they really need, even if it’s something outside of Tioga’s services.

Lamar Rutland (CE ’07) has been reappointed as city engineer by mayor of Hattiesburg, MS. Prior to this appointment, Rutland served as director of engineering since 2014 and directed many infrastructure upgrades and projects throughout the city. Rutland is from Hattiesburg and graduated from Christian Brothers University and worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. To read more about this appointment, visit: wmcactionnews5.com

Tom Stoll, PE, received the 2018 TSPE Distinguished Service Award at the Engineers Week Banquet in February.  Tom (MEM ’02) has been a volunteer at MATHCOUNTS, served as IEEE representative on the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council, and served on the CBU ECE Advisory Board.  He has also been a coach to young people for over 15 years various types of sports, including soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.  Tom is very active in the Illuminating Engineering Society and has served in many leadership roles.  He is currently Development Engineer at Philips Lighting and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.  He is also lighting certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professionals.  

FisherArnold-2015-02-0027-DSC_1880 PreferredTim Verner, P.E. (CE’83), was promoted to Senior Vice President at Fisher & Arnold, Inc., where he has worked for since 1985.  He has worked on various projects including those for Town of Collierville, City of Memphis, and Valero Refinery.  Tim is a professional engineer registered in TN, MS, and AR.  He has been actively involved with various engineering organizations, including SAME, ASCE, TSPE, and ACEC-TN.

Photo - Carol WhelchelCarol Dodge Whelchel (CEE’08) for being recognized at the Engineers Week Luncheon on February 14th as the 2018 TSPE Featured Engineer. Carol, a registered professional engineer in the Tennesee, is currently Distribution Transmission Engineering IV at Memphis Light, Gas & Water where she joined in 2010. She was Environmental Specialist Engineer with Pickering from 2008-2009. Carol has been involved with the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (West Tennessee Chapter) as VP & Award Chair (2015-16), President (2016-17), and Past President (2017-18). She has received many honors, including 2008 CBU Featured Civil and Environmental Engineering Student, 2008 CBU Outstanding Civil and Environmental Graduate, and 2015 TSPE Young Engineer of the Year.

 

 

The Science and Engineering LLC News

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In September, CBU’s Science and Engineering Living Learning Community students and Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering) served recently at the First Congregational Church food pantry in Cooper-Young (after enjoying some breakfast at Otherlands Café).  

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In February 2018, the Science and Engineering Living Learning Community students and Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering) beat the clock to solve the Atlas 8 Challenge (“Guide the Spaceship”) at the Memphis Escape Room.

Surface Water Institute Launch

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The Gadomski School of Engineering launched the new Surface Water Institute (SWI) at CBU in October 2017, along with many of its partners. The  Institute, which is directed by Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil Engineering) is an inter-agency research center under the Science and Water Resource Advisory Board. SWI works on complex surface water issues and provides a platform for addressing critical surface water resource challenges facing the Greater Memphis Metro-Region. Pictured above (l-r) are Dick Gadomski (’62), President John Smarrelli, Manny Belen (City of Memphis, Chief Engineer), Mayor Jim Strickland, Dr. Louie Lin, Steve Dunavant (CBU Board Chairman, ’83), Dr. Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Robert Knecht (City of Memphis, Public Works Director), David Berretta (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), and Hugh Teaford (City of Memphis, City Civil Design Engineer).

 

Spring 2017 Dean’s Message

Dear Engineering Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends:

In the past few weeks, I compiled the Year-End Report for the Gadomski School of Engineering. We had a great year in 2017-18, with so many accomplishments.  Here are some of them: PongMalasri3

  • On November 12, 2016, CBU announced the naming of the Gadomski School of Engineering at its 2016 Bell Tower Gala.
  • Our engineering total enrollment increased about 20% from fall 2015 (432 students) to fall 2016 (517 students).
  • Our Graduate Engineering produced a total of 3,700 credit hours during FY17.  This is a 48% increase over FY16.
  • During the 2016-17 academic year engineering students won a total of 14 awards from various competitions.
  • 10 undergraduate and 8 graduate students passed the CPLP Exam and have become ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technicians.
  • 33% of our full time faculty members are registered professional engineers.  This is a 6% increase from the previous academic year.
  • We were ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges (South), Best Undergraduate Engineering.
  • Our Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering programs were ranked No. 1, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 4 in the 2017 Best Value Schools.
  • An MS in Computer Information Systems was offered for the first time in spring of 2017.

This is quite an impressive list of accomplishments.  We look forward to an even better year 2017-18.

Have a great summer!

Pong

Congrats May 2017 Graduates!

Gadomski School of Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE
Juan Manuel Avalos Electrical Engineering
Michael Anthony Barton* Mechanical Engineering
April Demetria Bonner Engineering Management
Rudolph Elijah Brown Electrical Engineering
Devin Wayne Collenborne Mechanical Engineering
Felipe Lago De Souza Mechanical Engineering
Natalia Gabriela de Souza Amancio Mechanical Engineering
Vincent Walko Debacco Chemical Engineering
Maverick Barcelona Difuntorum* Mechanical Engineering
Melissa Ellen Dollar Electrical Engineering (Also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics)
George Louis Eason Chemical Engineering (Also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Physics)
Daniel Quay Flanagan* Engineering Management
John Austin Frizzell Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stephanie Nicole Galella Mechanical Engineering
Horacio Garcia Gamino Chemical Engineering
Gabriela GomezPedro Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Scott Kellner Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Broderick John Lax Mechanical Engineering
Anh Kha P. Le Electrical Engineering
Geric Lin Mechanical Engineering
Joseph S. Mattson Civil Engineering
Alexander C. McCormick Mechanical Engineering
Raymond Eugene McGinnis III Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics)
Shannon Taylor McKee Chemical Engineering
Giovanti Antonio Palacio Electrical Engineering
Salih Placo Chemical Engineering
Sebastian Andres Polania Mechanical Engineering
Sara Regina Raney Civil Engineering
Daniel Richard Rodman Mechanical Engineering
Jonathan Sauceda Civil Engineering
Robert Dallas Shepard Mechanical Engineering
Gabriel Peter Stefanov Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Alan Trevor Tillmann Electrical Engineering
Adam Vu Truong Mechanical Engineering
Hannah Victoria Turner Chemical Engineering
Robyn Nicole Wade* Mechanical Engineering
Zhihong Zheng Mechanical Engineering
Wenting Zhu Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
*Denotes December 2016 graduate
GRADUATE
Venkatasiva Nagi Reddy Adapa Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sneha Aila* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Faisal Saeed Alamer Master of Science in Engineering Management
Thaher Saleh Alasheash* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Faisal Ghazi Aljameeli Master of Science in Engineering Management
Manoj Varma Alluri* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Tareq Mohammad Alowemer* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Faisal Saud Alshaikh* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Basheer Ali Alturky Master of Science in Engineering Management
Kharsan Saleh Kharsan Alyami Master of Science in Engineering Management
Ahmed Mohammed Alzhrani Master of Science in Engineering Management
Bharath Kumar Bahudhoddi* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Tariq Hamid Balkhi Master of Science in Engineering Management
Srikanth Balla**** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sravan Kumar Bantu** Master of Science in Engineering Management
James Alston Barnett Jr. Master of Science in Engineering Management
Rajasree Waangmayee Bathula Master of Science in Engineering Management
Chadwick Paul Brown* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkata Naga Sai Krishna Chandarlapati* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Mamidala Charantej Master of Science in Engineering Management
Abhilash Chava* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Abhishek Chava Master of Science in Engineering Management
Monalisa David Chinnadanlur** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Bulli Venkata Satyanarayana Raju Chintalapati* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Dinesh Reddy Chirra* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Dinesh Dakshinamoorthy* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Jennifer Ann Dearman Master of Science in Engineering Management
Gnana Sai Tej Dontireddy Master of Science in Engineering Management
Niharika Gaddala** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkata Nagarjuna Reddy Gangi Reddy Master of Science in Engineering Management
Santhosh Reddy Gangula* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Praneeth Gorrepati* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Maheswar Reddy Gouni Master of Science in Engineering Management
Shashank Gudla Master of Science in Engineering Management
Thriloka Reddy Gunapati Master of Science in Engineering Management
Tanya Nicole Henderson Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkateswar Rao Indugula Master of Science in Engineering Management
Santosh Reddy Jala* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Dinesh Kumar Jayamani* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Bimini Johnson-Cunningham Master of Science in Engineering Management
Revanth Kalepu Master of Science in Engineering Management
Vishal Kandukuri*** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Gayathri Kantipudi Master of Science in Engineering Management
Pavan Kumar Karedla Master of Science in Engineering Management
Raghavendar Reddy Kolan* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Kishore Kolipaka Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sateesh Kolli* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sai Prasanna Karthik Kolluru Master of Science in Engineering Management
Divya Kondeti*** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sesha Mounika Kota Master of Science in Engineering Management
Manasa Bindu Kotamraju* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Aditya Koyyalamudi* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sandeep Kumar Kuna Master of Science in Engineering Management
Maria Sarath Kumar Lakkakula Master of Science in Engineering Management
Veeraiah Lella Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sabarinath Malapati Master of Science in Engineering Management
Santhosh Manchikanti Master of Science in Engineering Management
Teja Varma Manthena* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Praveen Mashetti* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Manikanta Mittapalli* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sravani Narla Master of Science in Engineering Management
Noel Anvesh Neelam* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Vamshi Krishna Nelluri** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sandeep Nuthakki Master of Science in Engineering Management
Ankitha Palli Master of Science in Engineering Management
Inthiyaz Khan Pattan Master of Science in Engineering Management
Srinath Pendyala Master of Science in Engineering Management
Kanuganti Abhishek Perika* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Bharat Reddy Pothka* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sai Sabareesh Varma Potturi* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Abhay Randhawa Master of Science in Engineering Management
Prasanth Rayapati*** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Maureen Catherine Ricken Master of Science in Engineering Management
Bobby Marion Robinson Jr. Master of Science in Engineering Management
Hemanth Rudraram Master of Science in Engineering Management
Sree Vidya Shanmugam* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Rithika Siddala* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkata Suresh Sunkari Master of Science in Engineering Management
Radhika Suryadevara** Master of Science in Engineering Management
Abdul Haleem Akmal Syed Master of Science in Engineering Management
Imran Ahmed Syed Master of Science in Engineering Management
Karimulla Syed* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Rajkumar Thanudhasan* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Vinithraj Thota Master of Science in Engineering Management
Snigdha Togiti Master of Science in Engineering Management
Christopher Quang Tran* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Leela Harshitha Tummala Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkat Chowdary Vakalapudi* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Meenanka Prasad Valluru Master of Science in Engineering Management
Nava Bharath Reddy Vanga Master of Science in Engineering Management
Mark Lawrence Wolfe* Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venkata Naga Sai Anusha Yadavalli Master of Science in Engineering Management
Krishna Teja Yandrathi Master of Science in Engineering Management
Venu Gopal Yella Master of Science in Engineering Management
* Denotes December 2016 graduate   ** Denotes August 2016 graduate   *** Denotes May 2016 graduate   *** Denotes December 2015 graduate

CBU Engineering Named “Best Value”

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Best Value Schools has named Christian Brothers University as one of the Best Value Small Colleges in the fields of Chemical and Biomedical EngineeringCivil EngineeringElectrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In order to be considered, each school must offer at least one targeted program for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in the field and demonstrate a genuine commitment to affordable education,  with estimated annual costs of less than $27,000 a year. In addition, they must each maintain an overall undergraduate graduation rate of at least 50%. Schools were ranked based on the categories of Academic Breadth and Depth, Student Support, and Affordability using the NCIS College Navigator database and program research. CBU was ranked #1 in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, #3 in Civil Engineering, and #4 in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

 

SWE Collegiate Engineering Expo

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Gadomski School of Engineering students placed in several categories at the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) Collegiate Engineering Expo on 4/21/2017.

From the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the research project Effects of Anthracite as a Fill Material on the Engineering Properties of Local Memphis Loess placed 2nd in the Undergraduate Research category.  This project was conducted by Jessica Allen and Layne Harris, and advised by Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (CEE).  Also from the CEE Department, the Water Filtration project placed 1st in the Competition Projects category.  This project was led by Jodie Crocker and conducted by her team consisting of Ana Rodriguez, Layne Harris, Orlando Femat, and Sophia Roth.  This project was advised by Dr. Louie Lin (CEE), Dr. William Peer (Chemistry), and Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (CEE).

From the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), the project Simulated Horse-Back to Supplement Hippotherapy for Patients with Cerebral Palsy placed 2nd in the Engineering Design category.  This project was conducted by Stephanie Galella, Natalia Amancio, Kasey Beekman, and Sebastian Polania, and advised by Dr. Aflaki (ME).  Also from the ME Department, the NASA Rover Challenge project placed 2nd in the Competition Projects category.  This project was managed by Jake Arnold, Eduardo Balderas, Geric Lin, Adam Truong, Zhihong Zheng, Natalia Amancio, and Sebastian Polania.  This project was advised by Dr. Paul Shiue.

Special thanks to CBU Gadomski School of Engineering alumnae Mrs. Lauren Harret Thornton, E.I. (CEE), Ms. Shilpa Appurubugatha (ECE), and Ms. Chloe Chung (ME) for hosting and organizing this event!  We are very proud of our students, faculty, and alumni for all of their hard work!

IEEE SoutheastCon 2017

Pictured from the left are Trey McGinnis, Giovanti Palacio, Elizabeth Hayes, Abin Joshy, Katherine Bollinger, Adam Crawford, Melissa Dollar, Connor Meeks, Ian Dover, Brian McGinnis, and Jill Johnson

Pictured from the left are Trey McGinnis, Giovanti Palacio, Elizabeth Hayes, Abin Joshy, Katherine Bollinger, Adam Crawford, Melissa Dollar, Connor Meeks, Ian Dover, Brian McGinnis, and Jill Johnson

The members of the CBU IEEE Branch attended IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 in Charlotte, NC on March 30-April 2, 2017. Raymond (Trey) McGinnis placed third in the paper/presentation competition with his paper Teaching Digital Logic Through Video Games, Melissa Dollar placed third in the T-Shirt design competition, and Elizabeth Hayes and Adam Crawford advanced to the semi-final round in the ethics team competition. Others teams attending were Katherine Bollinger and Ian Dover on the software competition team; Giovanti Palacio, Melissa Dollar, Brian McGinnis, Jill Johnson, Adam Crawford, Connor Meeks and Abin Joshy on the robotic competition team; and Elizabeth Hayes and Ian Dover on the web site completion team.  There are over over 100 electrical engineering schools in the southeast who attend the conference each year and CBU has placed in the top three in the paper competition in 32 of the 57 years that CBU has competed.