Five employees from divisions of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) were honored recently for completing their graduate certificates in Advanced Systems Engineering through the University of Connecticut’s UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE).
Earl Lavallee and Sara Pacella of UTC Aerospace Systems; Xibei Ding and Ajay Phadke of Pratt & Whitney; and Cheryl Keiling of UTC Climate Controls and Security were honored during the UTC Technology Council meeting in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on Jan. 20, 2016.
Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, presented the awards, and noted the potential of the engineers to drive revolutionary changes in the deployment of model-based systems engineering across UTC’s divisions.
He encouraged the graduating engineers to take leadership roles in advancing systems and controls engineering through rigorous modeling-based methods and tools.
The five honorees comprise the first cohort to complete the graduate certificate program. Each pursued the program’s Controlled Systems track.
The graduate certificates in Advanced Systems Engineering are offered under the UConn’s UTC-IASE umbrella. The UTC-IASE is a unique model-based approach to systems engineering — creating a new paradigm in interdisciplinary engineering education, research and outreach to industry.
The institute is a research and teaching establishment in the science and technology of complex systems, with a goal of revolutionizing the design of functionally superior, easy-to-use and maintain, safe, reliable, secure and trustable systems that are built from — and are dependent on — the combination of computational and physical components.
The UTC-IASE offers graduate certificates in Advanced Systems Engineering along three tracks: System Design, Controlled Systems and Embedded Systems. These certificate programs are extendable to Master degrees in engineering.
More information on certificate tracks or the Master of Engineering program can be found via contacts listed below:
Phone: 860-486-3355 | Fax: 860-486-2447