It's my pleasure to serve as the General Chair of the third UNO Engineering Forum which is held in collaboration with Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET) in the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park on September 11, 2015. We have ten half-day parallel technical tracks providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, chemical, petroleum, computer, communication, and civil & environmental engineering which include approximately one hundred presentations offered by twenty universities, fifteen industrial partners, and keynote and luncheon speakers from participating universities and government.
While 2015 is the third year of the establishment of the UNO-EF, it also marks the sixth annual SSCET at the UNO R&T Park with a very successful record of bringing together a broad range of industry sponsors, universities represented by students and faculty, practicing engineers and consultants, and UNO Engineering alumni. We're proud to report that this year's collaborative effort has surpassed our past records measured by the number of sponsors, presentations, student and practicing engineer interactions, exhibits, and well-known keynote and lunch speakers. Furthermore, on September 03, 2015, we were recognized and received a Proclamation from the Council of the City of New Orleans that includes the statement: "the UNO Engineering Forum is a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration among participating engineers, students, and faculty, through discussions, workshops, and demonstration forums, connecting UNO Engineering students with professional opportunities within a diverse community and industry professional; now, therefore, Be it proclaimed that the Council of the City of New Orleans recognizes and honors the University of New Orleans College of Engineering on the occasion of 2015 UNO Engineering Forum."
The events, which include breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and the presentation material, will begin at 7:30 AM and will end at 5:30 PM on September 11, 2015. Take a look at this brief slide set for an overview and on m.uno-ef.org for details of the 2015 program. We wish that the program is on par with your expectations and you use the events for receiving up to 9 Professional Development Hours.
With my sincere appreciation for your support, it has been our pleasure to work with the affiliated universities and industrial sponsors and partners, and we look forward to seeing you at Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center on Friday September 11, 2015.