SPSU maintains top status in annual
For the fifth year in a row, SPSU has been recognized as the number
one school for conferring bachelor’s degrees in engineering technology
to African-American males. The ranking comes from a recent report
issued by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Also
in the report, SPSU was noted for having the second largest engineering
technology program in the country. The annual ASEE report profiles
engineering and engineering technology colleges across the country.
SPSU, along with seven other polytechnic universities, helped
coordinate the second national Polytechnic Summit at the University of
Wisconsin-Stout earlier this month. The goal of the summit is to help
polytechnic universities share information about their strengths and
practices. Last year's summit was also held at UW-Stout, where the
focus was on making polytechnic universities the model for collaborative
research and leading the way for higher education change.
SPSU representatives served on the the Polytechnic Summit steering committee and presented during this year's conference.
Other polytechnic colleges that partnered to coordinate the event included UW-Stout, Arizona State University, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and USF Polytechnic.
SPSU will host next year's Polytechnic Summit on campus in July
elected to roles within engineering education society
At the American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern
Section Conference (ASEE-SE) held at the Virginia Institute of Technology
in April, Prof. Brent Jenkins of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technology (ECET) was selected President-Elect of the ASEE-SE and Dr. Tom Fallon, also of ECET, was elected Secretary of the Research
Division. Congratulations to both Prof. Jenkins and Dr. Fallon for
representing SPSU in the engineering education community.
Cobb Educational Consortium leadership academy
This fall, Dr. Orlando Karam, Computer Science and Software
Engineering Department; Sylvia Carson, Public Relations; and Kellie
Blosser, Athletics and Recreation Sports, will join the two-year Cobb
Educational Consortium (CEC) Leadership Academy as SPSU’s
The CEC brings together public educational organizations in
Cobb County to improve the educational experience of all students from
primary through tertiary education.
This year’s SPSU representatives join Beth Haynie, Computing
and Software Engineering; Prof. Glenn Allen, Division of
Engineering; and Dr. Terry Carter, English, Technical Communication
and Media Arts, who will be completing their second year of the program
attends and presents at annual conference
Drs. Austin Asgill, Walter Thain, Tom Fallon and Prof. Brent Jenkins
of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology attended the 2010
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Conference
and Exposition in Louisville, Ky., last month. Dr. Asgill served as
paper reviewer and moderator for both the Engineering Technology
Division and the Minorities in Engineering Division for the conference.
Dr. Thain moderated a session and presented a paper titled,
“On the use of virtualization for router network
simulation.” The paper was co-authored by Dr. Tom Fallon and incorporated the results of honors’ student Tianyi
Li’s capstone research.
Prof. Jenkins presented two papers at the conference, “Innovative
content in a new circuit analysis course,” and “A circuits course for
staff works on advisory board and presents in China
David Stone, educational and online learning director, recently served
on the editorial advisory board for the book, “Technology integration
in higher education: social and organizational aspects,” which will be
published by IGI Global in 2010.
Additionally, two of his presentation proposals at Linyi Normal
University in the Shandong Province of China for the 2010 Fellowship
program were reviewed and selected for inclusion by The Society of
International Chinese in Education Technology (SICET). The presentations
discuss the challenges of offering online programs at universities in
the U.S. and strategies to increase capabilities for online learning.
to teach development courses in Jamaica
Drs. Han Reichgelt, Patrick Bobbie, Venu Dasigi and Orlando
Karam from the School of Computing and Software Engineering will be
traveling to Jamaica from Aug. 9-20 to teach development courses at the
University of Technology in Kingston. The courses will be two weeks
long and provide professional information regarding a number of topics
such as: Unix and Linux, wireless communication, search engines and
nuclear power generation director presents at national training seminar
Tony Sideris, director of the SPSU Center for Nuclear Power Generation,
attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nuclear
Training Seminar in Bethesda, Md., last month. While there, he gave two
presentations, one on preoperational-startup testing and another on
nuclear power plant fire protection.
Both topics are addressed in the SPSU-NPG Center construction and
startup courses to be offered again in fall 2010. A recent $200,000
grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will make these
courses available to qualified students for free.
July 28, 2010
Tue.-Thu., July 27-29
•Geek Squad Summer Academy 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sat., July 31
• 98th Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium