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Sustainability at Sikorsky: Alvine Engineering Lecture Series

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9/16/2011 2:06 PM
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What:

The University of New Haven (UNH) Tagliatela College of Engineering will host a free public lecture, “Sustainability at Sikorsky,” by Robert Araujo, Manager of Sustainable Development and EHS Programs for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Araujo’s lecture is part of the UNH Fall 2011 Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program.

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Araujo will speak about Sikorsky's energy management and sustainability efforts underway locally and globally, at its facility in Stratford. Sikorsky is installing photo-voltaic solar cells and a gas-turbine generator to “get off the electrical grid”. The photo-voltaic system, installed on April 10, 2010, consists of roof-mounted panels that will collect sunlight and convert it to electrical energy. This will result in a reduction of 106,250 kilowatt-hours per year as well as a greenhouse gas reduction of 43.55 metric tons per year.

When:            

Wednesday, September 21, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Where:           

The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, Buckman Hall, UNH Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Conn.

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Details:          

Prior to coming to Sikorsky, Araujo managed chemical engineering and EHS programs for Risdon Corporation, Emhart Corporation, and Uniroyal. He has more than 30 years experience in environmental, chemical engineering, hazardous materials management and Emergency Response. Araujo has a B.S. degree in chemistry, an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Haven; he has also performed graduate studies in both chemistry and engineering at the University of Bridgeport and Boston University. He has a Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Environmental Policy and Management and is also an adjunct professor at Rensselear in environmental sustainability, industrial ecology and design for the environment.

Araujo is a 2002 Yale Corporate Environmental Leadership Program graduate. Although active on many state and local boards and committees, Araujo has been on an industry advisory committee for Yale University school of Forestry and Environment, has served on the Environmental Advisory committee for a US congressman, and was recently re-appointed by the Connecticut Governor to the State Emergency Response Commission. Araujo is a founder of the US Army EHS Aviation and Missile Command G4 Leadership committee. A known international author having published journal, magazine and web-based articles and a frequent international lecturer and speaker, Araujo served on the Executive Editorial Advisory Board for the New England Environmental Journal.

He is on the Board of Directors of Soundwaters, a Long Island Sound environmental NGO located in Stamford CT. Among the many activities at Soundwaters, the most notable is the education of over 14K students each year on the environment and the environmental impact on the Sound. Araujo was also one of the authors of the first Hazardous Materials Response Training program for the State of CT. Araujo has been in the fire service in Shelton for over 30 years and is also a Connecticut certified State Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal for the Shelton Fire Department. Araujo recently served as head of the Shelton Fire Service and as the Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the City of Shelton.

For more information contact Ismail Orabi at 203-932-7144 or iorabi@newhaven.edu.