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  • Academics: Dean' s Biography
    Academy CAPT Colella joined the USCGA faculty in 1988 He earned his B S in Ocean Engineering with high honors from USCGA in 1981 He earned M S degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 In 1997 he earned his Ph D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut His doctoral research involved the study of wall shear stress fluctuations beneath a turbulent boundary layer and their impact on hydroacoustics He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of New Hampshire since 1991 At the Coast Guard Academy he has taught a variety of courses in ship design fluid mechanics thermodynamics and thermal systems aerodynamics strength of materials differential equations engineering design and calculus He has acted as faculty advisor for numerous senior design projects and directed study projects in both Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering He was Chief of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering section from 1997 to 2006 CAPT Colella served aboard the USCGC Active WMEC 618 as Engineer Officer in Training from 1981 to 1983 and as Engineer Officer aboard the USCGC Alert WMEC 630 from 1985 to 1988 At USCGA he has served on numerous boards and committees in service to both cadets and faculty He chaired the task force that created and implemented the Mechanical Engineering major in 1995 Within the engineering department he spearheaded the development of an outcomes based assessment system that led the way to the successful re accreditation under new criteria of all engineering programs in 2001 CAPT Colella is an experienced program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology He is a member and active participant in SNAME ASME and ASEE and a member of the University of Michigan s Engineering

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  • Academics: Outstanding Academic Programs
    Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Outstanding Academic Programs The Coast Guard needs officers who are intellectually curious who seek continuous improvement and who are committed to service above self At the Academy our academic programs provide the intellectual foundation for developing officers with these qualities The Coast Guard Academy is ranked among the nation s top undergraduate colleges Our academic program which awards a Bachelor of Science and a commission as an Ensign in the U S Coast Guard must be completed in four years It is designed

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  • Academics: Engineering Department
    Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Engineering The Department of Engineering provides a nationally recognized high quality engineering education that is competitive with the top collegiate engineering programs across the country The four engineering majors Civil Electrical Mechanical and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Graduates with engineering majors have an outstanding record of accomplishment in graduate school with approximately half of all engineering graduates selected to attend graduate programs at renowned universities With tuition funding from the Coast Guard many officers can enjoy the unusual privilege of dedicating themselves fully to their advanced studies and for the time of their graduate study embrace learning as their only duty Other officers take advantage of GI Bill assistance to attend graduate programs in off duty hours Still others who leave active duty following completion of their five year obligation often go on to respected graduate programs nationwide All told more than 80 of engineering graduates of the Academy earn graduate degrees The mission of the Department of Engineering is To provide an excellent undergraduate engineering education strong in fundamentals and supportive of the mission of the U S Coast Guard Academy To maintain a

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  • Academics: Civil Engineering
    Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports CIVIL ENGINEERING Civil Engineering CE provides a solid background in mathematics and basic sciences applied toward the study and design of engineered systems As a broad field encompassing many disciplines Civil Engineering offers a challenging and fulfilling career to individuals with a wide variety of interests Upper level courses in the major include study in structural analysis geotechnical engineering construction water resources and environmental engineering The program emphasizes development of open ended problem solving team building skills creativity and communication ability In the senior level capstone design course students integrate what they have learned in the design of a complete Civil Engineering system Graduates of the major are well prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities and graduate programs in and out of the Coast Guard The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET In addition to the common Department of Engineering student outcomes program specific outcomes of the Civil Engineering Major include producing graduates who Can apply knowledge in the areas of structural construction environmental and geotechnical engineering Can conduct fundamental civil engineering experiments analyze and interpret data and prepare engineering reports Can design a system component or process in the context of structural environmental and geotechnical engineering Can explain basic concepts in management business public policy and leadership and can explain the importance of professional licensure Program Educational Objectives or PEOs on the other hand

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  • Academics: Civil Engineering Curriculum by Year
    Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Civil Engineering Curriculum by Year FOURTH CLASS YEAR Freshman FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Fourth Class Academic Orientation Prog Statics and Engineering Design English Composition and Speech Leaders in U S History Calculus I Chemistry I Physical Education Writing About Literature Macroeconomic Principles Calculus II Chemistry II Fundamentals of Navigation Physical Education THIRD CLASS YEAR Sophomore FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Mechanics of Materials American Government Multivariable Calculus Physics I Organizational Behavior and Leadership Physical Education Dynamics Probability and Statistics Differential Equations Physics II Ships and Maritime Systems Physical Education SECOND CLASS YEAR

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  • Academics: Civil Engineering Capstone Projects
    c Bogden 1 c Lassiter 1 c Klakring 1 c Noll Advisors Dr K Tarhini LT N Rumsey Station Sand Key Rehabilitation The project team set out to design the most cost effective way to repair the existing concrete bulkhead and pier which contains significant concrete deterioration leading to sink holes spalling and a failed bolt connection to a gangway platform Cadets 1 c Godiksen 1 c McCarthy 1 c Funke 1 c Niemiec Advisors Dr H Jackson LCDR B Maggi Wastewater Treatment for CG Cutters The Coast Guard currently lacks the resources and equipment to meet and surpass existing and future standards for overboard wastewater discharge which is hindering operational readiness Based on input from Coast Guard operational units the project team focused on treatment of graywater generated by a 65 river tender and visited CGC Osage to obtain measurements and operational data The team designed built and tested a prototype modified membrane bioreactor treatment system for deployment on board Coast Guard cutters Preliminary results indicate the prototype is capable of meeting all present and anticipated treatment standards for oxygen demand suspended solids and nitrogen at a reasonable projected cost Cadets 1 c Auth 1 c Madden 1 c Quinn 1 c Schumacher Advisors Dr S Zelmanowitz Dr W Clarkson 2011 Capstone Projects ASCE Concrete Canoe Design and build a concrete canoe to enter in the regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition Concrete analysis and performance admixtures sustainable materials forms reinforcement and finishing must all be perfected within acceptable parameters in order to construct a high performance canoe Cadets 1 c Kelly 1 c Crum 1 c Fagan 1 c Kent 1 c Page 1 c Redstone Advisors Dr H Jackson LCDR B Maggi Hartford Low Impact Development Develop implementable low impact development systems that will reduce the amount of nitrogen flowing into Hartford s current storm water runoff collection system Cadets 1 c Bobo 1 c Coleman 1 c Delgado 1 c Maher 1 c Murray 1 c Shockey Advisors Dr S Zelmanowitz LCDR C Fleischmann USCGA Green Guardian Reduce negative impacts of high energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels using a three pronged attack installation of renewable energy sources onboard USCGA development and implementation of sustainability curriculum through Cadet Training and Leadership Development Center and recommend policy changes Cadets 1 c Herndon 1 c Proctor 1 c Reguero 1 c Synder 1 c Tow 2 c Schumacher Advisors CAPT J Russell USCG Station Cortez Pier Replacement Determine the best renewal method that will meet the current and future needs of Station Cortez Produce a readily executable design package including contract drawings and specifications for CEU Miami to retain and execute when funding is available Cadets 1 c Kellam 1 c Mayes 1 c Schumacher 1 c Tatara 1 c Cremeans Advisors Dr K Tarhini LCDR D Ursino USCG ATC Mobile Constructed Wetlands Develop recommendations for the rehabilitation and construction of a self filtering wetlands in place of the retention pond via estimating runoff from the drainage area

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  • Academics: Electrical Engineering
    Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Electrical Engineering The Electrical Engineering EE major is a sound undergraduate educational program that prepares future officers to be the Coast Guard s leaders in developing evaluating and implementing new technologies The two essentials for this role an understanding of a systems approach and fluency with computers are at the core of this major This program challenges cadets to become critical thinkers who can use computer systems and analytical methods to solve real world technical problems Cadets receive a B S E E degree with a concentration in either Systems or in Computers Both of these tracks build on a solid foundation of mathematics and science while emphasizing analysis design and applications of linear and digital systems Both require extensive use of computers and the design of computer based systems such as signal processors and automatic controllers The Systems track allows cadets to explore digital communications antennas and other systems engineering subjects while cadets in the Computer track focus on software design databases and computer networks These two tracks merge in the yearlong capstone senior design course where cadets and faculty work side by side to solve challenging real world problems for sponsors in the Coast Guard and in Federal Departments such as Homeland Security Defense and Transportation Summer internships and similar opportunities at sponsors facilities further enrich the EE experience Along with directed studies and projects these opportunities give the Electrical Engineering program tremendous flexibility in translating classroom theory into confident practice The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Program Educational Objectives PEOs for Electrical Engineering The U S Coast Guard Academy Electrical Engineering program produces graduates who

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  • Academics: Electrical Engineering Curriculum by Year
    the perfect major for you The Electrical Engineering EE major offers two specializations a Computer Track and a Systems Track The core curriculum within the EE major consists of 10 courses which all EE majors take In addition each cadet in the major chooses a track or area of emphasis within Electrical Engineering which consists of 4 additional courses Finally each EE major has their choice of two Major Area Electives or Engineering Electives and one Free Elective For more information about the curriculum courses requirements for acceptance into the major and graduation requirements please see the catalog of courses available on the USCGA Registrar s web page COMPUTER TRACK The Computer track allows cadets to explore software design and computer networks Students in this track would be able to obtain a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering Computer Science or Information Technology FOURTH CLASS YEAR Freshman FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER USCG History Statics Engineering Design English Composition Speech Leaders in U S History Calculus I Principles of Fitness Wellness I Swimming Chemistry I Writing About Literature Calculus II Personal Defense I Principles of Fitness Wellness II Chemistry II Fundamentals of Navigation Macroeconomic Principles THIRD CLASS YEAR Sophomore FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Electrical Engineering I Introduction to Computer Programming Differential Equations Lifetime Sports Racquetball Lifetime Sports Golf Physics I Ships Maritime Systems Apps in Navigation Lab Signals Systems Transforms Digital Circuits Computer Systems Multivariable Calculus Professional Rescuer Physics II Organizational Behavior Leadership SECOND CLASS YEAR Junior FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Linear Circuits Software Design I Criminal Justice Probability Theory Personal Defense II Maritime Watch Officer Computer Control Systems Digital Signal Process Software Design II American Government Lifetime Sports III Tennis Math Science Elective FIRST CLASS YEAR Senior FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Capstone Project EE I Maritime Law Enforcement Atmospheric and Marine Science Major Area Elective Major Area Elective Physical Education Computer Communications Networks Capstone Project EE II Moral and Ethical Philosophy CG Division Officer Free Elective Physical Education Back to Top SYSTEMS TRACK The Systems track allows cadets to explore analog and digital communications antennas and motors and generators Students in this track would be able to obtain a graduate degree in any field of Electrical Engineering FOURTH CLASS YEAR Freshman FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER USCG History Statics Engineering Design English Composition Speech Leaders in U S History Calculus I Principles of Fitness Wellness I Swimming Chemistry I Writing About Literature Calculus II Personal Defense I Principles of Fitness Wellness II Chemistry II Fundamentals of Navigation Macroeconomic Principles THIRD CLASS YEAR Sophomore FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Electrical Engineering I Introduction to Computer Programming Differential Equations Lifetime Sports Racquetball Lifetime Sports Golf Physics I Ships Maritime Systems Applications in Navigation Lab Signals Systems Transformers Digital Circuits Computer Systems Multivariable Calculus Professional Rescuer Physics II Organizational Behavior Leadership SECOND CLASS YEAR Junior FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER Linear Circuits Antennas Propagation Criminal Justice Probability Theory Personal Defense II Major Area Elective Computer Control Systems Digital Signal Process American Government Lifetime Sports III Tennis Maritime

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