February 2012 CCEC Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • The annual NE Florida Product Showcase was held February 17, 2012. Industries from the Jacksonville area showcased their latest technologies, products and services. Companies participating included…
    Advanced Protection Technologies, Alcan Cable, Brooks Air, Facility Automation Solutions, HDR Engineering, Jacksonville Port Authority, SESCO Lighting, Zabatt Power Systems
  • Dr. Roberto Soares was been selected to be a UNF Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fellow.
  • M. Fagan, Dr. Chris Brown and B. Chabot published their paper “Sustainable Water Management - A Case Study at the Jacksonville Zoo” in the S.E. Jorgenson, C. A. Brebbia, & V. Popov, Water and Society - Wit Transactions in Ecology and The Environment, Witpress, United Kingdom, 2011.
  • Dr. Chris Brown spoke at Creekside High School and Fathers Harbor Academy on engineering careers and the UNF-SAME Model Scale Concrete Canoe Competition for this year. Ms. Kathie Carswell also participated in the Creekside High School visit.
  • Ms. Kathie Carswell, SoE Outreach Coordinator, and UNF engineering students Vincent Haynes, Tony Allen, and alumni Lebogang L. Keakopa participated with the Jacksonville chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in reaching out to middle and high school students. The students were engaged in engineering projects that encourage math and science development. In addition, these students were exposed to local professionals in the fields of Civil, Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Computing Engineering and more. The event was held in the Haskell building.
  • Dr. Paul Eason, SoE, and Dr. Karthik Umapathy, SoC, are featured in a UNF Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) video to promote community-based learning within UNF. The video highlights are senior student projects.
  • On February 16th, Dr. Alan Harris and three electrical engineering undergraduate students, Dick Al-Bayaty, Patrick Caldwell and Chris Kellar, conducted an outreach event at St Joseph Academy in St Augustine. Students at the school where introduced to robotics and participated in a demonstration of a subterranean tortoise research robot and a robotic lawnmower.Dr. Don Resio received a $109,338 grant from the Office of Naval Research for research in “Improved Source Term Formulation for Improved Evolutionary Characteristics of Directional Spectra”. Dr. Don Resio received a $109,338 grant from the Office of Naval Research for research in “Improved Source Term Formulation for Improved Evolutionary Characteristics of Directional Spectra”.
  • Dr. Don Resio received a $109,338 grant from the Office of Naval Research for research in “Improved Source Term Formulation for Improved Evolutionary Characteristics of Directional Spectra”.
  • Dr. Susan Vasana arranged for a seminar by Dr. Edgar H. Callaway, Jr on “The Entrepreneurship of IC Design Company: Sunrise Micro Devices”. Dr. Callaway is an eminent researcher in wireless networks and holds 42 patents. The presentation was well received by the senior Electrical Engineering students.
  • Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan attended the Florida Campus Compact/UNF Institute, Bridging Community-Based Learning and STEM - Integrated Course Redesign for Effective Learning, UNF, February 24-25, 2012.
  • Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy gave an invited talk on Web technologies titled "Web of Web Things" at the Joe Berg Seminar held at the Museum of Science and History, February 21, 2012. Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy also participated in the Bridging Community-Based Learning and STEM Institute held on February 24 and 25, 2012 at UNF. He participated as a facilitator to guide Florida Campus Compact’s STEM Service-Learning Fellows to redesign course incorporating community-based learning components.
  • The second annual Expanding Your Horizons North Florida (EYH NF) conference was held at the University of North Florida (UNF) University Center, Feb 12, 2102. The day-long event was designed to encourage girls in 6th to 8th grade to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The day included hands-on activities for students in areas such as computing, chemistry, engineering, and optics as well as opportunities to interact with STEM role models and learn more about careers in the STEM fields. Approximately 130 girls and 35 adults from Duval, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties participated.  This event was sponsored by Vistakon, South Asian Professional Network Association (SAPNA), the UNF School of Computing, UNF School of Engineering, the UNF Department of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and The American Association of University Women (AAUW).
  •  Ms. Lisa Jamba served as the event Co-Chair, Webmaster, & Workshop Leader. Ms. Kathie Carswell was responsible for Publicity. CCEC students Margarita Hernandez, Miranda Johanning, Cecilia McKeon, Stefka Petkova, Jason Baber participated as Workshop Leaders.