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Smarter Cities, Sustainable Future

Release Date:
2/28/2012 8:41 PM

February 28, 2012

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. - The University of New Haven’s Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will host a presentation by Sharon Nunes, vice president of Smarter Cities Strategy & Solutions, IBM Corporation, on Mar. 7.

The presentation will focus on innovation in global technology and will take place in the Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering on UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nunes will present IBM's view of the future of global technology, including integrating intelligent technology into transport infrastructure, public safety systems, power grids and utilities, helping to create “smart” cities. She will also comment on how innovation is changing the nature of research in these areas.

Prior to her current role at IBM, Nunes was vice president of Big Green Innovations, creating new businesses for IBM solve critical problems around environmental issues. In 2009 she launched IBM’s program in Advanced Water Management and created IBM's water management product and service line, which focused on creating solutions for the better management of water resources and water infrastructures around the world.

Nunes received her PhD in materials science from the University of Connecticut. She has held numerous academic advisory board positions, and is currently a member of the Engineering Advisory Committee at the University of Connecticut, the Board of Directors for the University of Connecticut Foundation, and the Advisory Board for the Polytechnic Institute of New York University's Cleantech Executive Development program.

For more information contact Ismail Orabi at 203-932-7144 or

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.