Alumni News

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G. Clifford Carter (M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering ’72, ’76) was awarded the Texas Instruments-sponsored 2012 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal. He received the honor in late June during the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Boston, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to determining and using coherence and time-delay estimation, which have had lasting impact on the field of signal processing including sonar detection, classification and localization.  An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Carter is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the U.S. Naval Institute and the Naval Submarine League. His honors include the IEEE Henry Diamond Memorial Award (2006). He retired from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, RI, in 2009.  He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at UConn in 2012.

Robert V. Cotton (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’56), Chalfont, PA, will soon have a part of a new roadway named in his honor, in thanks for his nearly 50 years of advocacy for development of the new road, U.S. Route 202 Parkway. Legislation passed by the Pennsylvania House and Senate will designate the Pickertown Road Bridge, carrying Pickertown Road over the U.S. Route 202 Parkway in Warrington Township, as the Robert V. Cotton Bridge. Mr. Cotton was a member of the Route 202 Improvement Committee from 1969 -71 and again from 1989 -96. He also has been a member of the Route 202 Task Force from 2006 to the present.  Having been involved in local government in Bucks County for four decades, he served as a New Britain Township supervisor for 36 years. He also has been a volunteer first responder for 50 years and an active firefighter with the Chalfont Fire Company since 1962.

Mark Renzulli (B.S., M.S. Electrical Engineering, ’94, ’96), a research engineer with United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), was one of four outstanding engineers from UTRC and Pratt & Whitney to receive the 2011 George Mead Medal for their work on an advanced computational software and hardware infrastructure, UTCFD, which will serve as a platform for the next generation of computational fluid dynamics analysis across UTC. The infrastructure allows for large-scale, high-fidelity simulations in support of technology and product development programs throughout the company

Peter Rogan (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’71) formerly a collections manager at Chelsea Groton Bank, Mystic, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. He has been with Chelsea Groton since July 2010.  He received an MBA from the University of Hartford.

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