January 2016 Newsletter

A Message from Dean Dasigi

The faculty and staff at the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering are excited to bring this inaugural issue of the college newsletter to you. This newsletter will keep you informed of the exciting developments in the college, as well as news about our students, faculty, alumni, partners from the industry and professional community, as well as our friends and patrons.

The college is proud of several recent accomplishments. True to the spirit of their dedication to students, our faculty members have involved students in significant service learning projects, cooperative education, study abroad, and research. We have faculty members who are Fellows and members of prestigious professional societies, who are active with the Fulbright Foundation in various capacities, who have received awards for advising excellence, who had their students’ work exhibited at museums, and so on. Please check the Faculty, Students and Alumni Updates section for some of these details.

The Department of Architecture and Environmental Design is set to move into a renovated facility on Park Avenue, which affords significant high quality space for studio instruction, and also brings all undergraduate and graduate studios under the same roof, allowing for significant interaction between these groups of students. The National Architectural Accrediting Board has granted the department continuing candidacy toward accreditation of the Master of Architecture degree. Not to be outdone, the bachelor’s programs in Engineering Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) have recently been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET becoming the first ABET-accredited programs at BGSU.
Just over a year ago, the ECET lab was upgraded with new equipment valued around $150,000. The Packaging and Display Lab of the Visual Communication Technology (VCT) program has recently been relocated into the northeast part of room 124 in the Technology Building. We are also grateful to support from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) for their donation of a VUTEk superwide format digital UV inkjet printer, including installation, maintenance, software, and spectrophotometer, valued at $100,000, to the VCT program.  

I would also like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the generosity of our scholarship donors. I speak for students, faculty, and staff when I say scholarships make a real difference for our students, not infrequently making the impossible possible! THANK YOU!

If your contact information changes, or if you know of others who should receive the newsletter, please email us at ctaae@bgsu.edu to update information. If you have any news items to share, or simply have comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at ctaae@bgsu.edu.

Venu Dasigi
Dean, Interim of the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering