AEST Newsletter Goes Blog!

The AEST Newsletter is back after the pandemic with a new issue.  Starting with the Spring/Summer 2021, Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology will be communicating out information and news on program and student achievement with a new blog, simply called AEST News Blog, retiring the Abbozzare moniker. It will allow us to get information out to our interested community of alumni, administration, and friends in a more timely basis. Please enjoy the new format and if you have any suggestions, please email them to the blog editor using the link above. Back issues of The Abbozzare can still be viewed using the “back issue” button above.

New Staff Members in AEST

Dr. John Haughery

John Haughery brings 15 years of combined teaching, research and professional experience back to his alma matter. John Graduated from Millersville University with a BS in Industrial Technology and a concentration in Electronics/Control Systems in May of 2006. He went on to earn his Master of Science Degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky in 2014, and his PhD in Industrial and Agricultural Technology from Iowa State University in 2017. Professionally, John has eight years of experience designing, installing, and validating industrial instrumentation, automation, and control systems. He serves as a journal reviewer to the Journal of TechnologyManagement and Applied Engineering, Journal of Engineering Technology, Journal of Industrial Technology, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. John is professionally active with the ATMAE association.

Mr. Dominick Manusos

Dominick Manusos is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He started his formal education in 2009 in North Carolina at North Carolina State University completing his BS in Technology, Engineering & Design Education with a minor in Graphic Communications in 2013.  He earned his Master’s degree in Sustainable Technology from Appalachian State University in 2015 and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Technology Education at North Carolina State University. Dominick has 1.5 years of public school teaching experience at the HS level and served as a graduate teaching assistant at North Carolina State University for two years. Dominick has seven years of experience working for a general contracting construction company where his experiences ranged from laborer to crew foreman, estimator, bidder and scheduler including new construction and renovation projects. He has experience with many aspects of the construction industry including writing quotes, providing job oversight, and logistics.

Ms. Laura Westlund

Laura Westlund recently joined AEST as Laboratory Technician. She is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens where she studied electro-mechanical technology. Laura’s previous work experience was with a company that services and repairs high-end CNC equipment. She is also qualified to help support traditional laboratory equipment and processes. She has been described as a coding enthusiast who created many Arduino-based creations, and has had a  experience with a variety of 3D printers.

Ms. Beth Colvin

Beth Colvin joined AEST as Department Secretary and Office Manager. Beth comes to AEST as a true university veteran, bringing her many years of experience to the position. Please welcome Beth to her new duties in AEST!