2015 Welcome from the General Chair

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It's my pleasure to serve as the General Chair of the third UNO Engineering Forum which is held in collaboration with Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET) in the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park on September 11, 2015. We have ten half-day parallel technical tracks providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, chemical, petroleum, computer, communication, and civil & environmental engineering which include approximately one hundred presentations offered by twenty universities, fifteen industrial partners, and keynote and luncheon speakers from participating universities and government.

While 2015 is the third year of the establishment of the UNO-EF, it also marks the sixth annual SSCET at the UNO R&T Park with a very successful record of bringing together a broad range of industry sponsors, universities represented by students and faculty, practicing engineers and consultants, and UNO Engineering alumni. We're proud to report that this year's collaborative effort has surpassed our past records measured by the number of sponsors, presentations, student and practicing engineer interactions, exhibits, and well-known keynote and lunch speakers. Furthermore, on September 03, 2015, we were recognized and received a Proclamation from the Council of the City of New Orleans that includes the statement: "the UNO Engineering Forum is a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration among participating engineers, students, and faculty, through discussions, workshops, and demonstration forums, connecting UNO Engineering students with professional opportunities within a diverse community and industry professional; now, therefore, Be it proclaimed that the Council of the City of New Orleans recognizes and honors the University of New Orleans College of Engineering on the occasion of 2015 UNO Engineering Forum."

The events, which include breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and the presentation material, will begin at 7:30 AM and will end at 5:30 PM on September 11, 2015.  Take a look at this brief slide set for an overview and on m.uno-ef.org for details of the 2015 program. We wish that the program is on par with your expectations and you use the events for receiving up to 9 Professional Development Hours.

With my sincere appreciation for your support, it has been our pleasure to work with the affiliated universities and industrial sponsors and partners, and we look forward to seeing you at Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center on Friday September 11, 2015.

2015 Beginnings

Mark your calendars.  The 2015 Engineering Forum will be on September 11, 2015.  Check out the Sessions page to see most of the tracks and presentations that we will offer this year. 

While you're waiting, check out the schedule and presentations from 2014 by going to m.uno-ef.org/2014.

Platinum Patrons

Unocity Entergy Shell UNO International Alumni Association M. S. Benbow and Associates Chevron Waldemar S. Nelson American Society of Civil Engineers Louisiana Associated General Contractors

Gold Patrons

Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations

Silver Patrons

HNTB Louisiana Engineering Society UNO Engineering Society Mahl & Associates, Inc. AECOM Quanta Services