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 is scheduled 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. All CSIT faculty/students are
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.
Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Grace Chenevert, and Dr. John Burris' (Computer Science) paper "Finger Tip Tracking for Manipulator Jogging using the
Kinect." will appear in Proceedings of the 7th Annual IEEE International Conference
on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications. Boston, MA. May 11-12, 2015
Dr. John W Burris. (Computer Science) “Visualizing Keyword Searches Using the Venn Diagram.” 2015 International Conference on Software and Information Systems, Las Vegas, NV,
Dr. Junkun Ma, Engineering Technology, wins a $53,500 grant from the Board of Regents to develop
an Engineering Technology Laboratory.
The Student Section of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) will have a meeting on April 30, 2015 in Fayard Hall Room #205 , 1205 N. Oak St.,
Hammond, LA, 70402. We will introduce our Treasurer, Jason Sekulich, and our Secretary,
David Bleakley. In addition to this, our guest speaker will be Mr. Alden Sonnier of
M-I SWACO, and he will be speaking about Drilling Fluids; How/Why they are used, Kinds
Women in Technology (WIT) has its last regular meeting of the semester on Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 PM in Fayard
122. Savannah Brown from Rescutopia will be speaking on the non-profit she started
for shelter animals and how she used her technical skills to make a difference in
the community. We will also have our officer elections at this meeting.
Tech-Connect 2015 (technology-focused Career Fair just for the CSIT department) is on Wednesday, March 25 in the first floor lobby
areas of Fayard Hall. Employer booths from 930am-12pm. Come with polished resume and
dressed to impress.
Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, Engineering Technology, learns that his paper "Parameters Identification for a Composite
Piezoelectric Actuator Dynamics" has been published in Actuators, ISSN 2076-0825,
Future college students interact with James Stutts' new zSpace 3D visualization/interaction
machine at a big Southeastern recruiting event. James is an Industrial Technology
Dr. Lu Yuan, OSH&E, learns that his paper "Reducing ergonomic injuries for librarians using a
participatory approach" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal
of Industrial Ergonomics.
Dr. John Burris, Computer Science, learns that his paper on information retrieval has been accepted
into the 2015 International Conference on Software and Information Systems, Las Vegas,
Dr. Lu Yuan, OSHE, wins the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE). This is a national level award which will be presented to Dr. Yuan
at the annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
David Landon, President of American Welding Society (AWS) and Manager of Welding Engineering
for Vermeer Corporation, visited Southeastern's campus on Monday 3/9, spoke to Industrial
Technology students, and toured the industrial technology labs. Many thanks to Anthony
Blakeney and George Fairbanks for coordinating this visit!
Dr. Ihssan Alkadi, Darrien Rushing and Jason Guidry travel to the Big Sky IEEE Aerospace Conference
in Montana to present their paper titled: Comparative Analysis of Current Security
Algorithms and the "MIST" Algorithm in Cloud Computing.
The ASSE Student Section March meeting is scheduled on Thursday Mar.12th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Fayard
Hall 303. Ms. Vic Couvillion, President of Keep Hammond Beautiful, will talk about
Keeping Hammond Beautiful and Environment-Friendly. As environmental issues become
more and more relevant and important, this meeting offers a great opportunity to learn
how to accomplish and to solicit more willing hands, heads and hearts to help the
organization fulfill its mission. Lunch (Chicken Lasagna) is provided. Please reply
this email by Thursday Mar.5th if you are interested in attending the meeting.
Women in Technology (WIT) will meet on Thursday, March 5, at 5 PM in Fayard 122. Kristen
Reeves and Sara Moore from LA-WIT will speak to us about their experiences in STEM
and about how LA-WIT and SELU-WIT can work together.
Mr. Jake Valenti, CSP, Sr. EHS&S Professional at Axiall Corporation and an OSH&E Spring
2009 Graduate, has generously offered the Axiall plant tour opportunity to all OSH&E students on Wednesday Mar.4th. Everyone is invited to participate in the General Contractor
meeting at 1 pm first and then the plant tour afterwards. Should you be interested
in and available for the meeting and tour on Wednesday Mar.4th, please contact Dr.
Ross&Wallace hosted a group of Occupational . Safety, Health and Environment (OSH&E) and Southeastern's student Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
(AIHA) students on February 20, 2015. The student toured the paper products facility
in Hammond and learned about the industry.
Hammond .NET User Group will meet on February 18 at 6pm in the Fayard Hall. The talk is "How to live .Net
in a MEAN world: An introduction to Mongo and the Node suite for the .Net guy" by Jonathan
Nogueira (Baton Rouge General Hospital) who will be going through an introduction
to Node and the paradigms it represents, and Edge.js, a set library that lets Node
scripts access .Net libraries, and C# execute Node scripts and also be looking at
Mongo and the C# driver for it. Jonathan Nogueira is an Intro level programmer at
Baton Rouge General Hospital, and has been working with .Net and the ASP.Net stack
since early 2012. He enjoys working on 3D rendering and small electronics projects.
He also enjoys working in and contributing to the open source community and is overjoyed
that .Net is joining the fold.
The ACM Student Club will meet on Wednesday, February 11th in Fayard room 205. Dr. John Burris
will be giving a presentation on competitive coding as we are trying to make a formal
group as a Southeastern coding team (for all levels of Comp. Sci. majors). Questions?
Contact Matthew Puneky, email@example.com.
The ASSE Southeastern Student Section has its meeting for the Spring semester on Monday, February
9th in room 116 at the Livingston Center (9261 Florida Blvd. Walker, LA 70785) at
7:30 PM. Mr. Jake Valenti, CSP, Sr. EHS&S Professional at Axiall Corporation and OSH&E
Spring 2009 Graduate, will be the guest speaker for the evening. Mr. Valenti will
be discussing PSM (Process Safety Management). Pizzas and soft drinks will be provided.
Southeastern's WIT Student Club has its first meeting of the semester in Fayard 122 at 5 PM on Thursday,
February 5. The guest speaker is Dr. Ying Yang. Dr. Yang is a researcher as LSU Agriculture
Center, where she is working on a biofuel project. Drinks and Snacks will be served.
Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, assistant professor of Engineering Technology, travels to Pontchartrain Elementary
School in Mandeville, LA, to deliver an interactive electronics program to a class
of 17 gifted students.
Dr. Mohammad Saadeh, assistant professor of Engineering Technology, publishes a paper "Synchonizing Bus Dispatching to Minimize Waiting Times at Transfer Nodes Using Genetic
Algorithms," in the Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Volume 2, Number 4, Pages, 248-254.
The Intramural Coding Bee (programming competition) is held in Fayard Hall, room 122 on Friday 1/30. Cool prizes
go to the winning teams. Kickoff Party is Thursday, 1/29 from 430-530pm in front of
Fayard Hall; all students are welcome. There will be food, music, door prizes. Faculty
Coach: Dr. John Burris. Rick Gremillion, President of Geocent (sponsor of Southeastern
Programming team), addresses students at the Kick Off Party:
From left to right: Dr. Jon Burris, the winning team (Jeffrey Balint, Matthew Puneky, and
Taylor Nichols), and Rick Gremillion:
The Regional Meeting of the American Welding Society is held on Southeastern's campus in Fayard Hall, room 101, on Thursday January 22nd,
from 6pm-8pm. Faculty coordinator at Southeastern: Anthony Blakeney.