Peter Halvordson is Vice President of Engineering at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT. He joined Electric Boat in 1979 as a career-development shipbuilding trainee and progressed through a variety of engineering and managerial positions, including Seawolf-Class program manager, Vice President of Operations and other roles. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1979 and his MBA from the University of New Haven in 1984. Mr. Halvordson has been a strong advocate for the engineering profession and engages in outreach efforts aimed at enhancing awareness of engineering contributions to the development of society, including serving as the keynote speaker for the 2007 Connecticut Invention Convention. A member of the School of Engineering external Advisory Board, Mr. Halvordson has been a staunch supporter of Senior Design collaborations linking UConn’s Mechanical Engineering students and Electric Boat, and he was instrumental in the company’s decision to offer its employees electronic access to the Master of Engineering (MENG) degree program as a means to enhance the skill set of the company’s engineers.