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The Key to More Women In STEM

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on Apr 26, 2018 3:40:31 PM

BFIT's Women In Technology Student Organization. Fall 2017.

While March was Women’s History Month, here at BFIT many are continuing conversations about how to increase the numbers of successful women working in the STEM fields. At a recent presentation entitled “Why So Few Women Are Interested in Mechanical Engineering Technology,” Thomas Naderi, Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Department, cited research including one particular study by the University of Colorado where 1/3rd of female students had dropped out of their engineering program by their junior year. Naderi’s presentation suggested solutions to reverse this trend— emphasize the practical ways that STEM can be used to solve real world problems and improve people’s lives and communities, and center social responsibility and caring for others at the heart of the profession.  Naderi points to his own work in biomedical engineering as an example of grounding STEM in compelling societal issues and caring for others. He works to design wheelchairs, artificial knees, and hips for the elderly at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Musculoskeletal Research.

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Topics: Features, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Student Success, Education, Technology, Support, STEM, Student Profile, Women in Technology

Dr. Gerald Elysee (CT Department Chair) Co-Authors Article in the Journal Medicine

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on Nov 1, 2017 11:28:06 AM

Pictured above: Dr. Gerald Elysee (center) with BFIT students.

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Topics: Computer Technology, Gerald Elysee, Publications, Scholarship

Professionalism Paid Forward

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on Oct 31, 2017 1:48:37 PM

Second Generation Franklin Graduate Domenic Screnci ’78 Offers Lessons from the Past and Supports the Future. 

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Topics: Alumni, Domenic Screnci, Professionalism, Franklin Honor Society, Giving

Student Profile - Lorenzo Harper

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on Aug 23, 2017 4:26:12 PM

Lorenzo Harper Onsite at his Summer Internship on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. August 2017.

At a very young age, Lorenzo Harper '18 loved to build things with his own hands. On the island of St. Kitts, where he grew up, he raised animals and would construct small sheds to house them. “I’ve always wanted to be the person that people could turn to when they needed some type of renovation or remodel,” he explains. 

This summer, while on an internship at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, he and the maintenance team completely took apart The Ring Water Fountain in the park and put the granite stones back together like a big puzzle. The fountain had been leaking from underneath and Lorenzo had to use the knowledge from his Construction Management courses at BFIT to repair and reconstruct the fountain according to the engineering plan.

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Topics: News, Student Success, Construction Management, Student Profile

Accomplished Alumna, Leslie Tuplin ’80, joins BFIT Faculty

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on May 31, 2017 2:47:11 PM

                                                                                                    Leslie Tuplin, Instructor of Construction Management, May 2017.

“Franklin did a lot for me, so it’s always been a dream of mine to come back.”

With professional experience from some of the most famous Boston construction projects of our time, Leslie Tuplin ‘80 returned to BFIT in January 2017 as a professor to teach Construction Surveying.

Tuplin first enrolled at the Franklin Technical Institute right after graduating from high school in the late 1970s and obtained her associate degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. “I felt like I needed hands-on work,” she said. “I loved the one-on-one availability of professors at the college when I was a student.” And today her students experience the same in her classroom. Even when there is no class in session, Tuplin opens the Construction Management lab for students to talk with her, do homework or just to sit and reflect.

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Topics: News, Construction Management, Alumni, Construction Surveying

BFIT Launches New Electrical Engineering Program- College’s First Engineering Degree!

Posted by BFIT Editorial Team on May 31, 2017 2:45:00 PM

                                                                                                                      Students in an Electrical Engineering class. 2017.

With the launch of BFIT’s new Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, the college is poised to meet the growing need for highly-skilled, quality engineers to revitalize the region's electric power industry and prepare us for a clean energy future. The Electrical Engineering degree will equip students with the skills to work in a wide range of fields including electric power, computers, robotics, and biomedical devices at local companies like Eversource, Raytheon, Textron, and National Grid, as well as many other local and national companies.

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Topics: News, electrical engineering, Electric Power, STEM

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