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Many Hands Craft 30-second TV Video

The College of Engineering has produced a 30-second video that captures several of the diverse experiences and projects of our students. During the past few weeks, the video ran repeatedly during PBS station WGBY’s daily programming. As chemical engineering major Timothy Coogan says to climax the recruiting piece, “I chose the College of Engineering because I wanted to graduate with something that I was really proud of.” The spot includes comments by industrial engineering major Majdouline Touil (pictured), civil engineering student Phil MacClellan, chemical engineering student Holly Chan, electrical engineering student Fadi Maalouli, and Coogan.

The video briefly touches on the work of the Supermileage Vehicle Team, Engineers Without Borders, undergraduate research on biofuel, and an electronic security device for protecting data in hard drives. The spot also pictures the Supermileage Team at work on its vehicle and a do-it-yourself pump created by Engineers Without Borders for villagers in the Amazon.

Other students who participated in the videotaping included civil engineering student Ricky Torres-Cooban from Engineers Without Borders, electrical engineering major Brigit Lyons, mechanical engineering students Nangelie Ferrer and two others from the Supermileage Vehicle Team, and  electrical engineering student Renzo Silva. Faculty member Paul Dauenhauer of the Chemical Engineering Department also contributed several valuable hours of his time by making his laboratory available for much of the taping and being on hand to help the production crew. (February 2011)