DURHAM, N.H. – Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company and premier provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions, and the University of New Hampshire recently announced an expanded partnership that will bring state-of-the-art technology to the university’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) as well as provide students with paid internships and enhanced technical education and training. In addition, Enterasys will expand on existing relationships with the university’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL) for product quality assurance and testing.
“UNH and Enterasys have a rich history of collaboration and we are proud to have the opportunity to expand our partnership to better showcase our solutions to the university’s outstanding faculty and students while enhancing the learning experience,” said Daniel Dulac ‘96, vice president of worldwide solutions engineering at Enterasys and one of more 40 UNH alums working at the company with roots in the Granite State.
Each year Enterasys will provide two juniors with one-year paid internships and award them each a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, the company will provide switching and routing equipment to outfit a wired/wireless networking classroom in Kingsbury Hall and equip a meeting room in the engineering library with video conferencing capability.
“This partnership will provide our students with incredible hands-on experience and on-the-job training,” said Samuel Mukasa, dean of CEPS and a 1977 graduate of UNH. “UNH produces a majority of the engineers and computer scientists currently working in the state, and as we emerge from the recession, the demand will only continue to grow. This partnership is not only a win for our students and faculty, but crucial for the future success of the state’s economy.”
In addition to the internships, Enterasys employees will speak to first-year students each fall about career opportunities in the computer networking and security industry and provide a summer internship program for all students. Enterasys also recently hosted in its Andover, Mass., headquarters more than 60 middle and high school students who participated in UNH’s summer Tech Camp, providing an opportunity for some hands-on technology education.
Enterasys also will provide funding for a summer intern in the IOL and donate more than $300,000 worth of equipment to the neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to testing data networking technologies through industry collaboration.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is a premier global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions. Its solutions enable organizations to drive down IT costs while improving business productivity and efficiency through a unique combination of automation, visibility and control capabilities. Enterasys provides a broad range of enterprise networking and security solutions by technology and industry.