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Vehicle Design Explored at UNH’s Alvine Engineering Lecture Series

Release Date:
7/13/2012 3:33 PM

July 13, 2012

Univesrity of New Haven: Alvine Lecture Series, Mike Ambrose, engineering Mike Ambrose '84 B.S.


The Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will present a lecture on designing vehicles. The lecture will focus on the various factors that influence and define a robust design beyond the classical parameters such as weight, strength, and functionality. Some examples will be provided.


Mike Ambrose is a vice president of vehicle systems engineering at Sikorsky Aircraft. He is responsible for all activities pertaining to vehicle design and integration and owns two U.S. patents. “One of my most challenging areas today is helping to guide my company’s engineering organization to be a more global business,” says Ambrose. “The global market creates a lot of non-technical challenges such as understanding cultures and communication challenges.”

Sikorsky helicopters have saved an estimated two- million lives since performing the world’s first helicopter rescue in 1944, and continue to support operations across the globe developing new generations of helicopters.

While a UNH student, Ambrose was a track and cross country athlete, and comes back to UNH often to speak with student athletes.  He is a University of New Haven athletics Hall-of-Famer and is the president of the UNH Alumni Association.


Sept. 4, from 6 to 7:15 p.m.


The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, University of New Haven

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