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Student Profile- Kelly Hassett

Posted by Editorial Staff on Jul 19, 2017 3:43:43 PM

Kelly Hassett is one BFIT student who is well on her way to overcoming the gender barriers that keep many women out of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

This summer, Kelly joined three other BFIT students at National Grid as an intern working in substation engineering and design. She is part of the team that builds and maintains vital components in the system that powers our homes and businesses.  She finds that the critical thinking and hands-on skills she acquired in her mechanical engineering technology (MET) courses at BFIT are helping her to navigate the intricacies of the power grid. And she is making meaningful connections with National Grid’s engineers, some of whom are BFIT alumni. She notes that the engineers are devoted to helping her learn and advance in the field.  Kelly is hopeful that her new contacts will also help her land a post-graduation job in engineering technology—a passion that was reignited the moment she walked through BFIT's doors.

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Topics: Features, Mechanical Engineering Technology, STEM

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