It was nice to have an actual engineer as the instructor of the course who had been on the job for most of his life.
- Griffin H.
I enjoyed the real world insight from the field trips. We went to a construction site and Autodesk Gallery to learn about the mechanics of machines and buildings.
- James L.
Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. If you are considering a career in Engineering, this course will help you explore what it takes to be an engineer. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.
Last year engineering students visited Luchs Consulting Engineers. Luchs Consulting Engineers is a dynamic Connecticut licensed engineering and land surveying firm providing a full range of engineering services to federal, state, municipal, utility and private clients throughout New England.
Students will explore the design process and a standard problem solving approach used by engineers. They will also utilize a series of design challenges to test and gather data on the efficiency of our designs. Projects include building a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements as well as creating an artificial limb.
Students will think on their feet as they work against time, budget, gravity, and limited resources to complete mini design projects covering different areas of engineering. The final project will be in the field of their choice so they can further explore a specific area.
Through this course and program, you will get on-site experience and learn from experts in the field. We will gain an understanding of applied problem solving skills that are involved in Engineering.
Meet with successful professionals and experts in the fields of engineering and technology to learn more about careers and jobs in this field, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn firsthand what it’s like to work as an engineer. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within the field of engineering is right for them.
Rich Bonnanzio, MSME, MSM
Mr. Bonnanzio has over forty years of experience in various capacities in the engineering industry. He was a model manager responsible for the V2500 program for International Aero Engines (IAE) manages engineering, sales, production, customer support and aftermarket services for the V2500 engine – one of the most successful commercial jet-engine programs in production today. In addition, he was a design lead and deputy manager at Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. He holds an Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) from University of Bridgeport as well as a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Albertus Magnus College.
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