President Jerry M. Hultin joined the celebration as Henry Bertoni ’62 EE ’68 EL, former chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and his wife, Helene Ebenstein, dedicated a room in the Othmer Residence Hall in their name. Bertoni was among the first to champion the plan to build a residence hall on Poly’s MetroTech campus and through the years he and his wife have generously supported this initiative. “The world has discovered Brooklyn,” Bertoni said at the dedication ceremony, “and I give a cheer to everyone who oversaw the building of this magnificent dormitory.”
Bertoni joined the Poly faculty in 1966 as an instructor of electrophysics and continues to teach at Poly as Professor Emeritus. In addition, he directs the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT), a multi-university research and development center that collaborates with industry to create efficient and secure wireless networks.