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December 2016
 

November 2016
 

October 2016
 

September 2016
 
  • EVENTWIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their first meeting of 2016-2017 on Wednesday Sep.21 at 6:30 PM in Fayard 122. They talked about the overall goals of the club as well as the Girl Scouts Louisiana East's Believe in Girls event that would be held on Saturday Sep.24 on campus. Food and beverages were served.

 

  • EVENT: AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) Student Section had their first meeting of 2016-2017 on Tuesday Oct.20 at 5:30 pm in Fayard 238. Mr. Edmund Jarveaux talked about the oil industry crisis. Elections of officers were held at the meeting. Pizza and beverages were served.

AADE September 2016 Meeting

 

  • EVENT: The first ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) meeting of 2016-2017 was held on Wednesday Sep.14 at 6:30 pm in Fayard 125. Pizza and soft drinks were served at the meeting. The topic was a general overview of the ACM and SLUGO.

ACM September 2016 Meeting

 

  • EVENT: The first ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Student Section meeting of 2016-2017 was held on Tuesday Sep.13 at 5:00 PM in Fayard 218. Mr. Brandon Smith, President of the ASSE Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, and Mr. Jake Valenti, CSP of Westlake were the guest speakers for the meeting. Mr. Smith shared the benefits of getting involved with ASSE/GBRASSE. Mr. Valenti talked about Process Safety Management. Food will be served.

ASSE September 2016 Meeting 

  • Dr. Lu Yuan received a GBRIA 2016 Craft Workforce Development Champion award at the GBRIA 2016 Craft Workforce Development Awards Banquet on Sep.8 at Renaissance Baton Rouge.

 

 

August 2016
 

July 2016
 

June 2016
 
  • 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. 

May 2016
 

 

  • EVENT: Tau Alpha Pi Chapter at Southeastern (Louisiana PI) held the first induction ceremony on Thursday May 12 in Fayard 101.

TAP Induction Ceremony

 

  • EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the 2016 Louisiana STEMExpo on Friday May 6 in the Baton Rouge River Center.

LA STEM Expo

 

  • Dr. Lu Yuan was approved as New Commission Member of the 2016-2017 ABET Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC).

April 2016
 
  • 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: ACM had 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

LAS Meeting

 

  • 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.

ACI Spring Convention

 

  • The following CSIT students have been selected for the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Senior Awards. Congratulations!
      • Computer Science and Information Technology -- Matthew Puneky
      • Engineering Technology -- Daniel Benasco
      • Industrial Technology (Bachelor Degree) -- Emily Soileau
      • Industrial Technology (Associate Degree) -- Ashton Guitreau
      • OSH&E -- Keaton Northington

 

  • EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Apr.16 in the New Student Union Ballroom.

Lion Pride Preview_041616 

 

  • 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. Congratulations!
      • 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

March 2016
 
  • 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.

Tech-Connect Career Fair 2016  

  • Tyler Becker, a junior in computer science, was selected for the 2016 Tom Higginbotham Award. Congratulations to Tyler!

Tyler Becker

 

  • 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.

CSIT Student Organizations Joint Meeting 

  • 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.

Rock 'N Roar Fest XX


February 2016
 
  • 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.

AADE February Meeting

 

  • 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.

ASSE February Meeting

 

  • 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 McDowellThis 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.

January 2016
 
  • EVENT: CSIT faculty participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Jan.30 in the New Student Union Ballroom.

Lion Pride Preview_013016

 

  • 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!

Ephraim Massawe Award 

  • EVENT: Halo Mobile Guard made a presentation on its company and the student opportunities on Thursday Jan.21 in Fayard 213.

Halo Mobile Guard

 

 

  • 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.

Envoc Trip


December 2015
 
  • 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.

PHA Course_121415

 

  • 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.

OSH&E Fall 2015 Graduation Ceremony


November 2015
 
  • 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.

Siemens Technology Mobile Showcase 

  • 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.

ASSE Student Section November Meeting

 

  • 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.

2015 CSIT Advisory Committee Meeting

 


October 2015
 
  • EVENT: CSIT faculty and student participated in the Lion Pride Preview event on Saturday Oct.31 in the New Student Union Ballroom.

Lion Pride Preview_103115

 

  • EVENT: ACM had 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.

WIT_101415

 

  • 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. 

ASSE_101415

 

  • 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.

AADE_101415

 

  • EVENT: Fugro visited the CSIT Department and held presentation and interview sessions on Thursday Oct.8 in Fayard Hall 303.

Fugro

 

  • 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.

STEM Tangi


September 2015
 
  • The following CSIT students have been selected as recipients of the CSIT 2015-2016 scholarships. Congratulations!
      • 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!

 

  • EVENTWIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their second meeting Wednesday Sep.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.

WIT_093015

 

  • 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.

Governor's Conference 092815

 

  • 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.

Textron_092415

 

  • 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.

ACM Meeting 092315

 

  • EVENTCenturyLink 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.

Century Link_091715

 

  • EVENTWIT (Women in Technology) Southeastern Chapter had their first meeting Wednesday Sep.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.

 WIT Meeting_091615

 

  • 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.

ASSE Student Section September Meeting

 

  • 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. 

Iron 27 Gaming Day

 

  • 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 5-7, 2015.

 

  • 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.