New England News Releases

City of New Haven seeks USACE permit for proposed work in waters of New Haven Harbor
2/27/2024
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the City of New Haven Engineering Department for proposed work...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Prospect Reservoir in Prospect, Connecticut
2/27/2024
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the South-Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for...
Town of Temple seeks permit for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook off Mitchell Brook Road in Maine
2/15/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Temple for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook...

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Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Assessing Atwood’s Spillway
2/13/2024
Engineers from USACE Huntington District had a site visit to Atwood Lake to assess any issues with the spillway and what work needs to be done to fix those issues...
ERDC supports integration of robotic and autonomous technologies
1/18/2024
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) played a significant role in a recent event geared toward introducing innovative methods of protecting Soldiers during ground combat...
USACE continues the Hawaii Wildfires Recovery Mission
1/12/2024
More than five months after the August 8 wildfires in Hawaii ravaged large portions of Maui including Lahaina, the former capital of the Hawaiian Empire, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues...

Feature Stories

Iorio receives high marks at MassBay Community College Career Panel

USACE, New England District
Published May 11, 2018
Maryellen Iorio speaks to MassBay Community College students about her career with the Corps of Engineers during a career panel held at the Wellesly Hills, Massachusetts Campus on March 20, 2018.

Maryellen Iorio speaks to MassBay Community College students about her career with the Corps of Engineers during a career panel held at the Wellesly Hills, Massachusetts Campus on March 20, 2018.

Maryellen Iorio went back to college March 20, but it wasn’t to pick up another degree.  The New England District Project Manager participated on a career panel at MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts as part of the Partnership in Education agreement the New England District has with the college.  “The experience was very positive,” she said. “It was a small group of students, many who were non-traditional students returning to school after raising children or working at other careers.” 

"Ellen did an excellent job weaving in her background of how she became a Project Manager,” said Mark Anderson, STEM Coordinator for the District.  “She also provided great tidbits related to skills necessary and what students can do or look out for if they want to pursue a career in the Project Management field.”

“The students were very engaged and asked lots of questions,” said Iorio.  “They asked about what classes and training are required to be a project manager, what types of organizational skills. We discussed the need for “soft” skills and the importance of communication and understanding team dynamics.” 

The free career panel was open to all students, especially those enrolled in programs that are part of their STEM department such as the sciences, engineering, bio tech, etc., according to Anderson.  “Indications are the students were thrilled with the event and found it very valuable,” he said. 

Iorio also felt the panel was valuable.  “These are students who are exploring their career choices,” she said.  “Engaging with them could influence their choice to enter STEM learning.  This is an opportunity to create a pipeline from community colleges to science and engineering careers.  Not only does this make a huge difference in people's lives but it can create a stronger workforce with people coming in having diverse experiences.” 

 


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