Dr. Mohammad Zeidan, ET, has been selected to participate in the 2016 AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction)
Educator Workshop in Chicago in July 2016. ASIC covers all fees and travel expenses
for the workshop. Congratulations!
Dr. Lu Yuan will organize the Academic Forum at the ASSE Safety 2016 PDC in Atlanta Jun.26-29.
EVENT: Tau Alpha Pi Chapter at Southeastern (Louisiana PI) held the first induction ceremony on Thursday May 12 in Fayard 101.
EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the 2016 Louisiana STEMExpo on Friday May 6 in the Baton Rouge River Center.
Dr. Lu Yuan was approved as New Commission Member of the 2016-2017 ABET Applied Science Accreditation
The following CSIT faculty members have received the Southeastern Real-World Ready faculty grant for the 2016-2017 cycle. Congratulations!
ET 132 -- Dr.Mohammad Zeidan, ET
ET 400 -- Dr.Cris Koutsougeras, CS & ET
OSHE 341 -- Dr. Ephraim Massawe, OSH&E
EVENT: ACMhad a crawfish boil on Wednesday Apr.27 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in front of Fayard Hall.
The following CSIT faculty and graduates participated in the 90th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences (LAS) on Saturday Apr.23 on the campus of Louisiana State University-Alexandria. Congratulations!
PID Control for a Wearable E-Braille using a Force Sensing Resistor -- Alejandro Martinez, ET Fall 2015 Graduatae, with Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, ET <Selected for Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation>
Effects of Nan-Silica on Recycled Aggregate Concrete -- Dr.Mohammad Zeidan, ET, with Colby Mire, ET Summer 2015 Graduate
EVENT: AWS had a joint meeting with Gulf Coast Blacksmith Association on Tuesday Apr.19 from 5 PM to 9 PM in Fayard 107.
Dr.Mohammad Zeidan, ET, and Joshua Achee, ET Senior, attended the ACI Spring convention in Milwaukee, WI in April 17-21, 2016. Mr. Achee gave a
presentation, Effects of Nano-Silica on Recycled Aggregate Concrete, in the undergraduate research session.
The following CSIT students have been selected for the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Senior
Computer Science and Information Technology -- Matthew Puneky
EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Apr.16 in the New
Student Union Ballroom.
EVENT: The following CSIT students participated in the fifth annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit on Thursday, Apr.14 and Friday, Apr.15 on the campus of Nicholls State University.
PID Control for a Wearable e-Braille Using a Force Sensing Resistor -- Timothy Carambat, ET Senior, with Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, ET
The Ruskin Journey: GIS Applications in the Digital Humanities -- Brittney Jarreau, CS Senior, with Dr. Ghassan Alkadi, CS
Workflow Visualization and Learning -- Bibek Gautam, CS Junior, with Dr. Wesley Dekeke, CS
EVENT: ACM had a meeting on Wednesday Apr.13 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 122. The speaker is Mr. Matthew
Gill and he discussed System Administration. Pizza and beverages were served.
Dr. Patrick McDowell, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Holder of the Bellsouth Endowed Professorship,
and Dr. Junkun Ma, Engineering Technology Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, received the 2015-2016 Louisiana Board of Regents Pilot Funding for New Research (Pfund)
to conduct their research, Development of an Autonomous Platform for Bald Cypress Swamp Restoration. Congratulations!
EVENT: The following CSIT students participated in the sixth annual Southeastern Students’
Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities Showcase on Tuesday Apr.5 in the New
Student Union Ballroom. Congratulations!
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Asthma in Louisiana by the Zip-Code -- Samson Ajayi, IT Sophomore, with Dr. Ephraim Massawe, OSH&E
Woodworking Shops: A Proposed Framework to Prevent and Control Human Health and Safety
Hazards -- Kristen Selby, OSH&E Senior, with Dr. Ephraim Massawe, OSH&E
Layout Optimization Program -- William Foil, ET Senior, and Tyler Kennedy, ET Senior, with Dr. Junkun Ma, ET, and Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, ET
Redesign of a Motor Vehicle Inspection Station -- David Cothell, ET Senior, Jacob Mercante, ET Senior, and Joseph Trosclair, ET Senior, with Dr. Lu Yuan
Wearable Electronic Braille Device -- Timothy Carambat, ET Senior, with Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, ET
Robotic Mechanical Hand -- David Cothell, ET Senior, Chad Newberry, ET Senior, and Steven Walker, ET Senior, with Dr. Cris Koutsougeras, CS & ET
Cloud Computing: Security Hardening -- Christel Karam, ISAT, with Dr. Ihssan Alkadi, CS
Pedestrian and Bicycle Circulation Redesign for South Campus of Southeastern Louisiana
University -- Yi Wei, ISAT, with Dr. Roy Bonnette, IT
The following OSH&E students have received the 2016 ASSE Foundation Scholarships. Congratulations!
Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Don Jones Excellence in Safety Scholarship -- Emily Carithers, OSH&E Senior
Granberry, Fleming, & Ross Scholarship -- Brennen Waguespack, OSH&E Senior
Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship -- Joshua Sarran, OSH&E Fall 2013 Graduate
Tech-Connect Career Fair 2016 (Technology-Focused Career Fair just for the CSIT Department) was held on Wednesday,
Mar.23 in the first floor of Fayard Hall. A total of 38 employers participated in
the event that attracted more than 300 students, graduates and faculty.
Tyler Becker, a junior in computer science, was selected for the 2016 Tom Higginbotham Award.
Congratulations to Tyler!
EVENT: The 1st CSIT Student Organizations (AADE, ACM, ASSE, AWS, and WIT) Joint Meeting Resume and Interview Workshop is held on Wednesday Mar.16 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 109. The Office of Career Services staff members talked about job search and prep in general.
Break-out sessions followed when the program faculty and students met and talked about
the program-specific tips and ideas. Southern BBQ and Cajun Bayou dinner was served.
The OSH&E program received a $1,000 gift from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) for being one of BCSP's Qualified
Academic Programs (QAPs).
EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in Literary Rally and Rock 'N Roar Fest XX on Saturday Mar.5.
Mrs. Jing Liu administered the Literary Rally Computer Science test. Drs. Ephraim Massawe, Mohammad Saadeh, Kuo-pao Yang, and Lu Yuan participated in Rock 'N Roar Fest XX.
EVENT: AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) Student Section had their meeting on Thursday Feb.18 at 5:30 PM in Fayard 218. The guest speaker
is Dr. Jay Johnson of the Department of Management and Business Administration. Dr. Johnson talked about
oil crisis and future outlook.
EVENT: ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section had its February meeting in
a joint effort with ASSE New Orleans Chapter & Delta Safety Society on Thursday Feb.18 at
11:30 AM in Student Union room 2202. The guest speaker is Mr. Brad Tassin of of Beverly Industries. Mr. Tassin talked about Excavation Safety. Food and beverages were served.
EVENT: WIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter will have their meeting on Wednesday Feb.17 at
7:30 PM in Fayard 122. The guest speaker is Susan O'Neal who works as a computer programmer at Farm Bureau Insurance. She will
be speaking on the transition from student to employee. Light snacks and lemonade
will be served.
The following CSIT faculty members have received funding for their Student Technology
Fee Small Project Proposals. Congratulations!
A Quadruped Robot for the Computer Science Capstone Project submitted by Dr. Lu Yuan on behalf of Dr. Patrick McDowell. This proposal was submitted and funded in July 2015.
Tutorial Videos for Online Computer Courses submitted by Mrs. Allanagh Sewell.
Devices for Real-World-Ready Graduates in IH Field Evaluation of Radiation and Noise
Levels in the Workplace submitted by Dr. Ephraim Massawe.
Robot Command Center submitted by Dr. Wesley Deneke.
Mobile Computing for Competitive Programming and Recruitment submitted by Dr. John Burris.
Updating Hardware and Software Packages Related submitted by Dr. Kuo-pao Yang.
Extended and Redundant Storage Solution For Student and Faculty of the Computer Science,
Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology and OSHE Departments submitted by Mr. Matthew Gill.
Wheeled and Fixed Wing Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles with Multimodal Sensors for Engineering
Technology and Research submitted by Mr. Steele Russell.
EVENT: ACM had a meeting on Wednesday Feb.3 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 122. The speaker is Dr. John Burris.
He talked about programming competitions. Food and beverages were served.
EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Jan.30 in the New
Student Union Ballroom.
EVENT: ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section had its January meeting on
Wednesday Jan.27 at 5:00 PM in Fayard 218. The guest speaker is Mr. Chris Kuiper,
new OSH&E Instructor at Southeastern. Mr. Kuiper talked about Safety and Health for
New Employees. Food and beverages were served.
Dr. Ephraim Massawe, OSH&E, received the January 2016 Faculty Senate President’s Scholar Award. Congratulations!
EVENT: Halo Mobile Guard made a presentation on its company and the student opportunities on Thursday Jan.21
in Fayard 213.
EVENT: A group of Computer Science students visited Envoc, Transformyx data center, and Lamar Advertising Corporate Office in Baton Rouge on
Tuesday Jan.5. The tour was organized by Dr. Ghassan Alkadi of Computer Science and Mr. Calvin Fabre, President of Envoc.
Dr. Ephraim Massawe, OSH&E, learned that his proposal, Safety Hazards and Human Health Risks of Engineered Nanoparticles, has been accepted for presentation at the ASSE Region IV PDC in Tampa, Florida,
February 25-26, 2016.
Dr. Junkun Ma of Engineering Technology and Dr. Lu Yuan received the Southeastern Real-World Ready faculty grant, respectively! Dr. Lu Yuan also received the Southeastern Real-World Ready assessment coordinator grant. According to the award emails, ET 381 is now an officially-designated QEP course when
Dr. Junkun Ma is the instructor of record Spring 2016 through May 2020. OSHE 382 is now an officially-designated
QEP course when Dr. Lu Yuan is the instructor of record Spring 2016 through May 2020. Congratulations!
EVENT: ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section sponsored a Process Hazard Analysis Facilitator Certification course that was taught
by Mr. Glen Young, CSP, Dec.14-16 in Student Union room 2202.
EVENT: OSH&E Fall 2015 Graduation Ceremony, sponsored by GBRASSE, Glenn Young & Associates, Performance Contractors,
Hagemeyer, Allpax, Deep South Crane & Rigging, and SafetyPro Resources, was held on
Friday Dec.4 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Historic Michabelle Inn & Restaurant. At the ceremony, Mr. David West, former member of the Board of Directors of BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) 2008-2013, presented the GSP (Graduate Safety Practitioner) designations to the 12 OSH&E Fall 2015 graduate candidates.
The following CSIT faculty members have received funding for their Student Technology
Fee Large Project Proposals. Congratulations!
Enhancing the Engineering Design, Analysis, and Prototyping Laboratory submitted by Drs. Junkun Ma & Cris Koutsougeras.
Anzalone 219 CAD Workstations submitted by Dr. Roy Bonnette & GA Jarred Reno.
Virtual Southeastern Campus submitted by Dr. Wesley Deneke.
Implementing Real World Ready Elements Within Engineering Technology submitted by Dr. Mohammad Saadeh.
EVENT:Siemens Technology Mobile Showcase was held on Friday Nov.20 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM in the faculty/staff parking lot
north of Anzalone Hall (on the Tennessee Avenue). The Mobile Showcase is a 38-foot
long, 10-foot wide and 12-foot high demonstration-on-wheels of Siemens technology.
The showcase trailer can accommodate approximately 25 people at a time. The showcase
consists of functional displays of several actual customer applications and focus
on how Siemens technology can benefit a customer in the areas of designing, commissioning,
monitoring and maintaining their automation equipment.
EVENT: ACM had a meeting on Wednesday Nov.18 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 122. The speaker is Taylor
Yust and he will talk about Unity: What Is?.
EVENT: WIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their meeting on Wednesday Nov.11 at
5:30 PM in Fayard 218. The guest speaker is Sylvia Gil who works at the Naval Research
Laboratory in Stennis Space Center.
EVENT: ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section had its November meeting on
Tuesday Nov.10 at 11:00 AM in Fayard 218. Five safety professionals including Mr.
Chuck Giffin of Jacobs, Mr. Barry Abshire of Pala, Mr. Michael Phelps of Turner Industries,
Mr. Paul Amedee of Safway Group, and Mrs. Julie Roussel of DOW Chemical, shared their
experiences in SH&E with students.
EVENT: The 2015 CSIT Department Advisory Committee Annual Meeting was held on Friday Nov.6 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the New Student Union Ballroom.
Here are the agenda and parking pass.
EVENT: CSIT faculty and student participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Oct.31
in the New Student Union Ballroom.
EVENT: ACMhad a meeting on Wednesday Oct.21 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 122. The speaker is the deluxe
Dr. Wesley Deneke. The topic is "ALL YOUR DATABASES BELONG TO US." It is the week of SLUGO so ACM distributed the SLUGO vouchers for the members.
EVENT: WIT(Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their third meeting on Wednesday Oct.14
at 5:30 PM in Fayard 218. The guest speaker is Angele Romig, the VP-COA at GCR.
EVENT: ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section had its October meeting on
Wednesday Oct.14 at 5:30 PM in Fayard 213. The guest speaker is Mr. Chris Newton, Workforce
Development Coordinator of Cajun Industries, LLC. Mr. Newton talked about Cajun Safety
Culture and Technical Training. Food and beverages were served.
EVENT: AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) Student Section had an annual membership-drive
meeting on Wednesday Oct.14 at 4:45 pm in Fayard 109. Mr. Joe Gelpi of Oceaneering
talked about the AADE events and opportunities. Pizza and beverages were served.
EVENT: Fugro visited the CSIT Department and held presentation and interview sessions on Thursday
Oct.8 in Fayard Hall 303.
EVENT: OSH&E student, Christopher Huckabee, volunteered at the 1st Annual Tangipahoa STEM Fest
on Saturday Oct.3 from 9 AM to 12 PM in Michael Kennedy Center at 601 W. Coleman Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403.
The following CSIT students have been selected as recipients of the CSIT 2015-2016
SGA Endowed Scholarship in Science and Technology -- Rylie Hanson, ET Senior
Dr. William Curran Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science -- Bibek Gautam, CS Junior
Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarship -- Leiah Roberts, IT AAS in OSH&E Senior, and Breanna Prevost, OSH&E Sophomore
Linda Holt Sullivan Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment
-- Miranda Sciortino, OSH&E Sophomore
Taylor Jeansonne Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Technology -- Zachary Edwards, IT Senior
Theodore G. "Teddy" Betz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Industrial Technology -- Emily Soileau, IT Senior
Thomas A. Utsey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Industrial Technology -- Rustin Rosevear, IT Senior
Drs. Ho-Hoon Lee and Mohammad Saadeh, Engineering Technology, received the Southeastern Real-World Ready faculty grant,
respectively! According to the award emails, ET 485/486 are now officially-designated
QEP classes when Dr. Ho-Hoon Lee is the instructor of record 2016 through May 2020. And, ET 386 is now an officially-designated
QEP class when Dr. Mohammad Saadeh is the instructor of record 2016 through May 2020. Congratulations!
EVENT: WIT(Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their second meeting WednesdaySep.30 at 5:30 PM in Fayard 218. The speaker is Aimee Moll, a systems engineer at Laitram LLC in
New Orleans. Pizza and drinks were served.
EVENT: OSH&E Students and Faculty members participated in the Louisiana Governor's Safety and
Health Conference Sep.28-29 at Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge.
EVENT: Mr. John Kendrick, Manager of Environmental, Health, and Safety at Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, talked about Textron and student opportunties in both ET 100 at 3:30 PM in Kinesiology
Building 1002 and ET 493/494 at 5:00 PM in Fayard 101 on Thursday Sep.24.
EVENT: The ACM meeting was held on Wednesday, Sep.23 at 6:30pm in Fayard 122. The speaker was the
prestigious Ray DeJean and he talked about a special topic. ACM was serving pizza
and accepting applications to be a full ACM member at this meeting.
EVENT: CenturyLink Information Sessions were held in CMPS 431 at 3:30 PM in Fayard 213 and CMPS 411 at
5:00 PM in Fayard 107 on Thursday Sep.17.
EVENT: WIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their first meeting WednesdaySep.16 at 5:30 PM in Fayard 218. They had pizza, drinks, and a speaker. The speaker, Dr. John Burris
gave a talk on resume, interview, and career fair tips.
EVENT: The first ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section meeting of 2015-2016 was held
on Monday, Sep.14 in the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center Room 104 at
5:30 PM. The President of the Greater Baton Rouge ASSE chapter, Mr. Jeremy Miller,
was the guest speaker for the evening. Mr. Miller discussed current trends/needs in
construction safety besides sharing the benefits of getting involved with ASSE/GBRASSE.
EVENT: Iron 27 Gaming Day was held on Thursday Sep.3 in Fayard Hall. Mr. Joel Tubre, President & Creative Director
of Iron27 Inc., and Mr. Patrick Flynn, Location Manager of Iron27, Inc. talked about their company and the student opportunities.
Dr. Wesley Deneke, Computer Science, learned that his paper, Augmenting Healthcare - Integrating Augmented Reality and Pervasive Computing into
Human Computer Interaction, has been accepted for the ISECON 2015 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, November
Dr. John W Burris, Computer Science, learned that his paper, Machine Learning for the Activitation of Contraflows During Hurricane Evacuation, has been accepted for the 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in
Seattle, Washington, October 8-11, 2015.
Dr. Ho-Hoon Lee, Engineering Technology, learned that his paper, A Leader-Following Formation Control of a Group of Forklift-Like Mobile Robots, has been accepted for the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress &Exposition in Houston, Texas, November 13-19, 2015. Dr. Lee will also serve as the
Session Chair for Area: Design and Control of Robots, Mechanisms and Structures I
at the conference.
EVENT: The first ACM meeting of 2015-2016 was held on Wednesday Sep.2 at 6:30 pm in Fayard 122. It was
a general meet and greet with free pizza.
Dr. Lu Yuan, OSH&E, learned that his paper, An integrated biomechanical modeling approach to the ergonomic evaluation of drywall installation, has been accepted for publication in Applied Ergonomics.
Seth Champagne, Nicholas Moran, and Tyler Becker, three Computer Science students, mentored byDr. Ihssan Alkadi, learned that their submission, Southeastern Louisiana University Cloud Based Sustainability Project, have been accepted for the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, March
Dr. Lu Yuan, OSHE, is an invited Guest Speaker for the 2015 Louisiana Occupational Health Conference
at the Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 31 - August 1, 2015.
Justin LeJeune and Cara Tunstall, two Computer Science students, mentored byDr. Ihssan Alkadi, learned that their submission, Enhancing Cloud Security with a Newer and More Enhanced Version of the Old MIST, have been accepted for the 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, March
Dr. Ihssan Alkadi, Computer Science, learned that his chapter, Assessing Security with Regard to Cloud Applications in STEM Education, has been accepted for Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes,
one of the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.