New England News Releases

USACE to hold public meetings to share details of Connecticut River hydrilla project
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today it will be conducting a research and demonstration project to better understand and control the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla...
Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury closes swimming area following excessive rainfall
5/24/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury, Conn., will be closed until further notice.The closure is a precautionary...
USACE reminds visitors to practice water safety
5/10/2024
As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and...

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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

USACE emerging construction mission in Norway supports regional security, interoperability
7/2/2024 UPDATED
Construction is getting underway later this year to upgrade perimeter fencing here as part of a growing military construction program in Norway being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The...
Leaders celebrate virtual training facility completion at Nellis
6/14/2024 UPDATED
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – As the American Anthem concluded, two Navy F-35 flew over the crowd, marking the beginning of the Digital Test and Training Range ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16 at...
Omaha District partners with WOZU group to plant native vegetation near Standing Rock bike trails
5/30/2024
A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Oahe Project traveled to Cannon Ball, North Dakota May 16 to participate in a planting project with the WOZU group that will incorporate...

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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