Dr. Daniel J. Cox has joined Georgia Southern as the founding chair of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering. He comes to the CEIT with extensive experience in both industry and academia, most recently at the University of North Florida.
“Spending the first half of my career as a practicing manufacturing engineer has given me the perspective of industry, which I have continued to carry in all of my endeavors in academia. As I transitioned from the private sector to academia, I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to manage a research program focusing primarily on robotics. During my tenure at the University of North Florida, I strived to develop relationships with industry to create opportunities for my students. I look forward to continuing this tradition of industrial collaboration at Georgia Southern with the dynamic companies in the region. Together, we will help our students succeed in building the future of manufacturing engineering in the U.S.”
Dr. Cox’s office is room 1130A in the CEIT Building. 912-478-8044, email@example.com
Martin Muinos was awarded the Averitt Award for Excellence in Graduate Research at the Georgia Southern Research Symposium 2016. Mr. Muinos is earning his Master’s degree in Applied Engineering with a concentration in Energy Science under the direction of Valentin Soloiu, professor of mechanical engineering. Last year, Mr. Muinos was awarded a prestigious NSF grant for graduate research for his work on advanced combustion. With his mentor, Dr. Soloiu, he has co-authored ten peer-reviewed papers and made nine presentations on advanced combustion technologies with alternative fuels.
This week in surprise ceremonies, Todd Tinker and Chris Kadlec, Ph.D., were presented with Patriot Awards by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office. The award is given to supervisors who have been nominated by an employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member for their efforts to support citizen warriors. Recognized efforts include a wide range of measures from flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families to granting leaves of absence if necessary.
Tinker is a service manager in the University’s Center for Academic Technology Support and a graduate student at the University. Chris Kadlec, Ph.D., is an associate professor of IT and specializes in IT infrastructure, networking and security.
The ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,500 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, service members and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth year in a row for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families.
Teresa Smith, P.E., owner of A&S Engineering, will speak to CEIT students on Thursday, April 14 at 6pm in IT 1004 on “What I Know for Sure.” Students are encouraged to attend to gain insight on everything you think you know — and everything you should know — about engineering!