Two Brothers named Fellows for remarkable acts of service

Michael Paciero's distinction on Fellow

The distinction of “Fellow” is reserved for upstanding undergraduate brothers who successfully complete a 500-hour or 60-day service learning project before completing their senior years. At the Brotherhood Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 14, two brothers were honored with the distinction of their remarkable acts of service to the communities around them.

Michael Paciero, Lawrence Tech ‘ 15
As an architectural engineering major at Lawrence Tech, Michael Paceiro has a passion for sustainable development projects. As a Michigan native, he also has a passion for preserving his state. In pursuing his Fellow project, he sought to combine these passions while developing himself as a balanced man.

Paceiro recently led a 50-man team through a sustainability-focused construction project known as “reconstruction” with his chapter brothers and friends. In this method, a building that would otherwise be torn down and sent to the dump in scraps is instead analyzed for the value of its individual parts. Then, using a specialized method, the building is carefully deconstructed to preserve the usable parts of the structure. With these parts in tact, developers are able to design and construct new buildings using the materials.

Paceiro said while the project was focused on sustainable building, he also used the opportunity to educate his team on the grim reality that many Detroit residents are facing concerning the sustainability of their city. The team had the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the local residents during the project, exposing them to the people most impacted by the challenges. The increased awareness has motivated many of his chapter brothers to get involved in other service opportunities in the metro-Detroit area.

Paceiro and his team are now not only working to complete the deconstruction process, but also seeking funding to design and build a prototype house in Detroit utilizing the materials from the project.

 

Architectural Engineering Graduates Students First Place in Three out of Four Catagories

National Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27, 2015.

National Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27, 2015.

It is with great anticipation and pride that capstone advisor Professor Ralph Nelson and his second cohort of Architectural Engineering graduate students informs you of their “First” place in three of the four categories in which they entered, for the national Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27.
Ralph Nelson

Congratulations to Israel Ortiz, Rebecca Tritt, Hayan Awde, Diana Brazier, Steven Gunther, Andrea Bedi, and Thomas Oziem who competed against Penn State, Univ. of Nebraska, Kansas State University, MSOE, WPI, Drexel, Oklahoma State, and Missouri Science & Technology, all together a total of ten teams. This group walked away with First Place in three out of four categories.

Knowing that many of you were watching from afar (in your company conference rooms or on your PC), the students tremendous efforts, and dedication from full and part-time faculty and industry mentors, is indeed a reason for celebration and for our gratitude. This accomplishment further validates the level of depth and breadth of knowledge acquired by our graduates.

Comments from the judges include: “Three words…Wow, Simple, Elegance, Fun flow taking the tour, Consideration about the neighbors, Loved the Bow Ties :), Enjoyment shines through presentation, Working well together”.

Thank you for your individual support, contributions and well wishes!

Best regards,
Prof. Filza H. Walters, FESD

Lawrence Tech Hosts Innovation Encounter Competition for Keen Colleges

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Representing LTU at the Innovation Encounter were (L-R) Dario DiPaola, Justin Becker, Nada Saghir, Dewight Moyer, and Tony Fakhouri. Karen Evans was the faculty advisor.

Release Date: November 3, 2014

By Katie Jolly

Lawrence Technological University hosted its fifth Innovation Encounter Oct. 24-25, and the home team finished third in the competition.

Innovation Encounter challenges college students to use a creative problem-solving process. In addition, it provides students with experience with the recognition of societal values, business principles and customer awareness.

Read more https://aeltu.org/our-world/)

 

DO LIST: Architectural Engineering Camp LTU!

The best way to show you how effective the Architectural Engineering Summer Camp can be is to take you there! Watch this video!
Get an insider look at some of the resources this cutting edge program offers, not only for Lawrence Tech students, but for any aspiring high school-er.
For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/engineering/architectural/index.asp

Support the Nomination for the House of Charity

Support the nomination for the The House of Charity for the Rare Life Award, presented by Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. Winners will receive a medal, presented at a reception given in their honor, and be featured in Eagle Rare promotional materials, in addition to receiving a financial gift to support their good work.

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