Engineering Community Engagement

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The School of Engineering maintains direct relations with area industries and manufacturers. These open lines of communication encourage the flow of information and support that keeps the engineering curriculum current and relevant to the environment in industry. These contacts are particularly useful to students in the senior project course where they tackle real-life engineering problems encountered by practicing engineers and become involved in the mainstream of engineering activity.

Engineering students at Fairfield University may join the Engineering Student Society, an umbrella organization that embraces student chapters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. Students are encouraged to join ESS and profit from events sponsored by the chapters.

Advisory Board


2014-15 School of Engineering Advisory Board

Robert Sobolewski
SOE Board Chair, 7/2015-6/2017
President, ebm-papst Inc. (retired)
Woodbury, CT

Jean-Paul Boillot, PE
Servo-Robot, Inc
Quebec, Canada

Len Doolin
Director Test and Evaluation, Research & Engineering 
Sikorsky Aircraft 
Stratford, CT

Dr. Michael J. Hartnett
President & CEO 
RBC Bearings
Oxford, CT

John LaViola
Vice President Engineering
Hologic Inc.
Danbury, CT

Louis Lu
Vice President, D & E U.S. 
Wilton, CT

Mark F. Miller
Vice President, Research & Engineering
Sikorsky Aircraft
Stratford, CT

Ronald M. Rossetti, PE, PMP
Senior Director, Engineering
United Illuminating Co. 
Orange, CT

Maura Simpson
Engineering Manager 
RBC Bearings
Fairfield, CT

Academic Alliance For Degree Completion At Fairfield University

The School of Engineering of Fairfield University has completed articulation agreements with the Community Colleges listed below. On the basis of this academic alliance, Fairfield's School of Engineering will accept associate degree graduates from Community Colleges into its Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs. Campus coordinators are listed below as well.

Naugatuck Valley Community College, (Prof. Mia Samsel, (203) 575-8191)
NVCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Norwalk Community College, (Prof. Joe Karnowski, (203) 857-3378)
NCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Gateway Community College, (Prof. Miguel Garcia, (203) 285-2358)
GwCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Three Rivers Community College, (Prof. Anthony Benoit, (860) 885-2386) 
TRCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Housatonic Community College, (Prof. Robert Ryder, (203) 332-5158)
HCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Manchester Community College, (CBT Division Director, (860) 512-2634)
MCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Westchester Community College, (Prof. John Collins, (914) 606-6941)
WCC Articulation Agreement (PDF)

Interested students should contact their campus coordinator for further information, or call the School of Engineering at Fairfield University, (203) 254-4147


The School of Engineering is offering scholarships to Community College graduates. The scholarships are competitive. For more information and an application form call the School of Engineering at (203) 254-4147.


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