UT College of Engineering News

Archive for September, 2015

Alumni Dominate in Annual Volleyball Tournament

Last night was a big win for College of Engineering alumni, who dominated over students in the annual Alumni vs. Student volleyball tournament. The annual tradition is sponsored by the Engineering Alumni Affiliate. Alumni took both first and second place with the team of Ron Ott, Wes Beebe, Aaron Dick, Debra Herzong, Jeff Herzog and Renee Ott coming in first, and the team of Jon Nash, Nick Gates, Greg Napierala, Rob Snyder, Brian Steinhauser, and Steph Weisenberger taking second. Despite the devastating blow to the student teams, all enjoyed the camaraderie and competition. Thanks to all the students and alumni who came out, and to the UT Engineering Alumni Affiliate for organizing the event!

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A Visit from Kagawa University, Japan

A group of faculty & students from Kagawa University in Japan visited the College in September. UTEC hosted a tailgate on September 19th and took the Japanese students to the Iowa State game that evening- a Rocket win! The visit was reported to have been a rewarding experience for all of the students and faculty involved, and the start of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.



UT Engineering and Kagawa University students at the UT vs. Iowa State game

UTEC Hosted a tailgate for visiting Kagawa University students

UTEC hosted a tailgate for visiting Kagawa University students


Fall Career Expo a Success

The University of Toledo Engineering Career Development Center hosted the Fall 2015 Engineering Career Expo on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

A record number of companies attended this event. Representatives from over 160 companies were available to talk to students and alumni of the College of Engineering.

“Many companies from across the United States participate in this event,” said Dr. Vickie Kuntz, Director of the Engineering Career Development Center. “A few of the nationally recognized companies include Dana Holding, Campbell Soup Supply Company, Cooper Tire, FirstEnergy, General Electric, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, KIEWIT, Marathon, SSOE and Whirlpool.”

The expo was a great opportunity for job-seeking students to network with employers.

In past career expos at the College of Engineering, student attendance has been over 600. Dr. Kuntz estimates that between 600 & 700 students and alumni participated at this fall expo as well.

The expo was open to University of Toledo students who enrolled in the College of Engineering. Additionally, UT Engineering alumni interested in seeking a new position were also welcome.

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Alum Receives Accolade in International Journal of Fatigue

Seyyedvahid Mortazavian, recent doctoral graduate of the MIME department, has two publications on the list of most downloaded articles in the prominent International Journal of Fatigue. You can view them here: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/…/most-downloaded-articles/

ELI Travels to Beijing

Members of the Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) traveled to Beijing in September for the Global Grand Challenges Summit. In addition to visiting Olympic Park and networking with other engineers, some members of ELI posed for a photo with Dan Mote, president of the National Academy of Engineering.

ELI members pose with Dan Mote, President of NAE

ELI members pose with Dan Mote, President of NAE

ELI Members at the Global Grand Challenges Summit

ELI Members at the Global Grand Challenges Summit


Engineers in Christ Build Houses

UT’s Engineers in Christ work with campus pastor Pete Burfiend to pair engineering students with inner-city and regional service projects requiring technical skills. Pictured, Gunther Ruck (President of Engineers in Christ, MIME Class of ’17) is working with Pastor Pete on one of the project houses.

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Gunther Ruck ’17, President of Engineers in Christ, works on a project house.