CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/newsen-usCWU’s Women in Industry Panel Addresses Non-traditional Careers on October 3https://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2826Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:28:08<p>The great opportunities and challenges for women in the workplace will be addressed at the inaugural Women in Industry panel discussion, sponsored by Central Washington University’s Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction (ETSC). The panel discussion will host eight powerhouse leaders in safety and health, electronics, construction, transportation, aviation, technology, and engineering.</p><p>The Women in Industry Panel will begin at 4:45 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Tickets may be obtained from www.cwu.edu/tickets/. Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p>“This conference is for women and men who are interested in entering the rewarding and high demand careers in applied technology, safety management, construction management, and engineering,” said Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran, chair of ETSC, and director of the Safety and Health Management (SHM) program. “We want to encourage students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, to enter these traditionally ‘masculine’ fields. They offer high salaries, employment security, and a fulfilling, fast-paced profession.”</p><p>Rajendran is excited about the panel, which consists of eight women leaders in industry from diverse fields. They are:<br>• Anne F. Soiza, Assistant Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries<br>• Gladys Gillis, Owner/Chief Executive Officer, Starline Luxury Coaches<br>• Kate Smiley Crawford, Director of Safety &amp; Health at Hensel Phelps Services, LLC<br>• Laine Heikel, Senior Project Manager, Confluence Health<br>• Liz Tiffany, Field Application Engineer, Arrow Electronics<br>• Mandi Kime, Director of Safety, Associated General Contractors of Washington<br>• Meagan Santos, Vice President, Northern Region, Western Integrated Technologies<br>• Teresa King, Engineering Project Manager, Cabin Technology Development &amp; Integration Leader, Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplane</p><p>Provost Katherine Frank will deliver the opening remarks and Jennifer Serne, SHM faculty member, will moderate the panel discussion. Members of the audience will be encouraged to participate and ask questions.</p><p>“We hope to inspire our next ‘captains of industry’ by giving them the resources and mentorship necessary to pursue these exciting and lucrative career paths,” Rajendran said.&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>ETSC Students Recognized at SOURCE 2018https://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2824Wed, 23 May 2018 18:00:21<p><img style="width: 557px; height: 600px;" alt="" src="/engineering/sites/cts.cwu.edu.engineering/files/201805_SOURCEawardees.jpg"></p><p><strong>Constructed Objects Outstanding Presentations</strong><br>Plastic Injection Mold<br>Ryan Heaton | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle<br><br>Foundry Flask Punch-Out Machine<br>Nolan Stockman | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle and Craig Johnson<br><br>Cassette Lockring Removal Tool<br>Kyle Wright | Mentor(s): Charles Pringle and Craig Johnson<br><br><br>People’s Choice Poster Presentations<br>A Prototype Mapping System for use in Table Top Gaming<br>Joseph Cuthbertson | Mentor(s): Greg Lyman</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>ETSC Recieves Award Recognitions from CEPShttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2823Fri, 11 May 2018 07:39:40<p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/cts.cwu.edu.engineering/files/images/IMG_1355.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Several members and programs from the ETSC department were presented with awards at the end of the year CEPS Banquet.</p><ul><li>Matt Burvee received the honor of "Outstanding Staff" which is a college wide award.</li><li>The EET Program received the ETSC department "Team" award</li><li>Greg Lyman and Matt Burvee were recognized for 10 years of service to the college</li><li>Roger Beardsley was recognized for his service to the college as he now plans on retirement</li></ul>CWU IEEE Student Branch attends Rising Stars Conferencehttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2818Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:28:01<p>The CWU student branch of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering) sent six members to the IEEE Rising Stars Conference,&nbsp; the premier student event within IEEE Region 6. The IEEE Rising Stars conference brings together the most promising students and young professionals from within the region to network and be inspired by each other and the top tech companies from around the world.&nbsp; The conference was held on Jan 6th-8th in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p><p>For the students who attended, it proved to be a wonderful learning experience, with opportunities to attend educational sessions and network with other engineering students and professionals.</p><p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/cts.cwu.edu.engineering/files/images/Rising%20Stars%202018.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 371px;"></p>Safety degree from Central Washington University becomes GSP qualifying academic programhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2813Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:43:34<p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. Oct. 1, 2017– Central Washington University’s Bachelor of Science in Safety &amp; Health Management program has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Program (QAP), providing the program’s graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.</p><p>The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Practitioner® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.&nbsp;</p><p>“We welcome Central Washington University’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it,” says the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualifying Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition, and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers.”</p><p>A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is a degree program in safety, health and environmental practices that has been reviewed by BCSP for substantial match to the ASP Exam Blueprint. Central Washington University’s B.S. in Safety &amp; Health Management program review covered the course’s content beginning August 1, 2013; any person having graduated after that time may apply for the GSP.</p><p>More information on Central Washington University’s B.S. in Safety &amp; Health Management program can be found at <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/engineering/safety-and-health">www.cwu.edu/engineering/safety-and-health</a> and details on the GSP are available at <a href="https://www.bcsp.org/">bcsp.org/gsp</a>.</p><p><br># # #</p><p>BCSP is recognized as a leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners (SH&amp;E). BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. All certifications are accredited or in the process of becoming accredited. BCSP maintains the highest accreditations for its certifications, proving their value through independent, third-party evaluations. Since 1969, over 59,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC or CET credential. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.</p></br>CWU’s BS in Safety and Health Management Degree Program Gains International Accreditationhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2811Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:42:00<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">ELLENSBURG, Washington — Central Washington University’s BS degree program in safety and health management has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), a global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.</span></p><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" property="content:encoded"><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">“Obtaining accreditation from ABET is a tremendous accomplishment that confirms the high quality of our program, faculty, staff, and students,” noted Paul Ballard, dean of the college of education and professional studies, which includes the health and safety management program.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran, CWU’s safety and health management program coordinator, added, “This is a great honor for not only our program but for the university.”<img style="border: 3px solid; flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 3px; float: right;" alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/images/Sathyanarayanan%20%2522Sathy%2522%20Rajendran%20%28left%29%20.jpg"></p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It currently accredits 3709 programs at over 750 colleges and universities in 30 countries.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">CWU’s Safety and Health Management program prepares students for careers as occupational safety and health (OS&amp;H) professionals. Through hazard analysis and risk reduction, OS&amp;H professionals create healthy work settings for companies in industries such as agriculture, petrochemical, government, construction, insurance, manufacturing, mining, services, and transportation.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">For more information about Central Washington University’s BS degree program in Safety and Health Management, visit&nbsp;<a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href="https://www.cwu.edu/engineering/safety-and-health">https://www.cwu.edu/engineering/safety-and-health</a>.</p><p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><br style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;">Media contact: Chelsie Hadden, Central Washington University Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1457,&nbsp;<a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href="mailto:Chelsie.Hadden@cwu.edu">Chelsie.Hadden@cwu.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"><span class="date-display-single" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" content="2017-09-08T00:00:00-07:00" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime">Friday, September 8, 2017</span></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></span style="font-size: 16px;"></span style="font-size: 16px;"></div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"></div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" property="content:encoded"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></p style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></br style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></a style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" href="mailto:Chelsie.Hadden@cwu.edu"></div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit; font-size: 16px;"></div class="field-items" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></div class="field-item even" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;"></span class="date-display-single" style="flex-basis: 60%; max-width: inherit;" content="2017-09-08T00:00:00-07:00" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime">ETSC301 STUDENTS TUTORS NEEDEDhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2806Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:48:08<p>I am looking for former students from ETSC301, Engineering Project Cost Analysis, who are interested in working as tutors. If interested, please see Professor Olson or send an email at olsondar@cwu.edu.</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Darren Olson</p>CWU Leads Project to Improve Safety for Mechanical Contracting Industryhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2800Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:49:57<p>CWU is part of a project that will lower risk and improve safety in one of America’s most dangerous industries. With $199,944 from the Washington Department of Labor and Industries Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant program, the project team will produce a best practices handbook for mechanical crafts. It will be published in English and Spanish.</p><p>Oftentimes best practices originate and end on a single project — there is no common medium to share worker innovations with other mechanical contractors and the industry as a whole. CWU is collaborating with Comfort Systems USA Northwest, McKinstry, and Oregon State University to identify and publish these safe and innovative work practices.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/cts.cwu.edu.engineering/files/images/Sathy_R_WEB.jpg" style="line-height: 16.8px; width: 100px; height: 150px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“This project will make a major impact in the world of construction safety,” said </span>Sathy<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span>Rajendran<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> (pictured), grant project manager and director of </span>CWU’s<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> safety and health management program. “This kind of collaboration, thought leadership, and </span>proactivity<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> is exactly what we need to truly enhance safety and health performance for construction workers across the state and throughout the industry.”</span></p><p>CWU’s premier safety and health management program prepares excellent safety professionals for the construction trade and various other industries. Its construction safety minor is the only one of its kind in the country.</p><p>“The mechanical contracting industry is one of America’s most dangerous—but it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Ali Vahed, a grant team member and safety risk analyst at McKinstry, a national designer, builder, and operator of high-performance buildings. “Mechanical contractors have developed innovative best practices to prevent injuries over the years, but there’s never been a common medium for compiling and sharing those innovations until now. We’ll be setting the bar for best-in-class safety.”</p><p>The $199,944 L&amp;I Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant is funded over 18 months when the grant team will collect, develop, refine and produce a collection of “Safe and Innovative Best Work Practices for Mechanical Crafts” in both English and Spanish.</p><p>Administered by Washington’s Department of Labor &amp; Industries, SHIP’s purpose is to fund and support projects that prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. This partnership is the first SHIP grant addressing occupational safety and health as it relates to the mechanical construction industry.</p><p>Media contact: Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841, Barb.Arnott@cwu.edu</p><p>September 8, 2016</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Safety and Health Management Program Advisor Honored with Excellence Awardhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2799Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:25:49<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Jerry&nbsp;</span>Shupe<span style="line-height: 1.4;">,&nbsp;</span>who<span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;serves on the Industry Advisory Board for CWU’s <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/engineering/safety-and-health" target="_blank">Safety and Health Management Program</a>, has been honored with the 2016 Construction Health and Safety Technician&nbsp;Award of Excellence. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.bcsp.org/About/BCSP-News/ArtMID/623/ArticleID/99/2016-Award-of-Excellence-Recipients" target="_blank">announced</a> the 2016 Award of Excellence recipients on June 29, 2016.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Shupe,&nbsp;</span>CSP<span style="line-height: 1.4;">, ASP, CHST, is the corporate director of safety and health for </span>Hensel<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Phelps, a national, full-service facilities solutions provider, with corporate headquarters in Colorado. </span>Shupe<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> received his undergraduate degree in occupational safety and health from Montana Tech. </span></p><p>Read the <a href="http://www.bcsp.org/About/BCSP-News/ArtMID/623/ArticleID/99/2016-Award-of-Excellence-Recipients" target="_blank">rest of the BCSP announcement</a> on its website.&nbsp;</p><p>June 30, 2016</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Construction Majors Build Benches for Local Schoolhttps://www.cwu.edu/engineering/node/2798Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:36:26<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/cts.cwu.edu.engineering/files/images/Buddy_bench_2.jpg" style="line-height: 16.8px; width: 480px; height: 492px;"></p><p>No friends? No problem. Buddy benches have arrived at Mount Stuart Elementary’s playground.</p><p>The concept of a buddy bench is simple: if students don’t have a friend to play with during recess, they sit on the bench and wait for someone to make friends with them.</p><p>The benches are meant to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground, and they were community member Linnet Botkin’s brainchild.</p><p>“I hear about bullying and it breaks my heart,” Botkin said. “I like the thought that there’s somewhere a child might go and just sit and other people would be aware and come over and say ‘want to come over and play?’”</p><p>Botkin connected with the construction management department at Central Washington University. Dr. Warren Plugge, a construction management professor, gathered about eight students to build three wooden benches in the Hogue building on campus.</p><p>Read the <a href="http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/familyandeducation/school-teams-up-with-cwu-to-build-buddy-benches/article_be6f55fe-29da-11e6-9771-5306d1824f06.html" target="_blank">rest of this story</a> by By JULIA MARTINEZ in the Daily Record.</p><p>CWU construction management students who built the benches are: Matt Offe, Casey Hattrup, Daniel Inman, Jessica Harris, Charles ‘Reno’ Wiebe, Dan Adams, Russell Davis, Caleb Phillips, and Kelly O’Donnell.</p><p>June 6, 2016</p></p style="text-align: center;">