Previous Headline Stories -- 2015

Alumni News
Michael H. Betts (B.S. Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, ’85) has been appointed chief technology officer at CÜR Media, Inc., developers o. . . read more


2015 Rube Goldberg Contest at UConn
RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTESTS® (RGMCs) are designed to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving for students of all ages. This event highlights one of the . . . read more


Sikorsky Funds UConn Engineering Scholars
Through a new initiative by longtime partners Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, Sikorsky will provide $67,000 in scholarshi. . . read more


5 Questions With Mei Wei
The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education talks about how she became a professor and the importance of promoting science to women. . . read more


Dr. A. Jon Goldberg New Interim Head of Biomedical Engineering at UConn Health
A. Jon Goldberg, a founding member of the UConn Health Board of Directors, is the new interim head of BME at UConn Health. . . read more


Save the Date! SoE’s Scholarship Reception and Ceremony Is Coming
Exceptional Engineering students will be honored Sept. 16. . . read more


IEEE Honors UConn Alum Marshall Greenspan
For his crucial contributions to radar technology, Marshall Greenspan receives an IEEE award. . . read more


Bahram Javidi Wins Prestigious EPS Prize
The European Physical Society awards one of its most prestigious prizes to the Electrical and Computer Engineering professor. . . read more


A New Use for Old Carpet
Richard Parnas, a Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering professor, is leading a team to find a better use for the 4 billion pounds of carpet that are discarded each year. . . read more


UConn Research Team Among Finalists in 150th Anniversary North American Science Competition
A team put together by UConn's Kan Fu (MSE) and Xiangcheng Sun (CBE) was named one of four finalists of the 150th Anniversary North American Science Competition. . . read more


Three Generations of Engineering at UConn
Robert Valley Sr. began studying Engineering at UConn nearly 70 years ago; he has since been followed by his son, son-in-law and, now, his grandson . . . read more


How UConn Researchers Are Fighting Against Counterfeit Computer Chips (Video)
UConn's Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) is developing new ways to thwart computer chip counterfeiters. . . read more


Helping Innovators Through The Legal Maze
UConn’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic can boast of one of its best years since its formation in 2007. Among other accomplishments since the fall. . . read more


Zoila Estefani Jurado Quiroga Delivers Inspiring Message To Fellow Engineering Grads
"I hope we can all measure our future successes by the individuals we, too, would come to inspire, help, and teach along the way.". . . read more


Caitlin Oswald ’09 Among “Most Creative People”
Caitlin Oswald, a School of Engineering alum, was recently named one of the 100 most creative people in the country by the magazine Fast Company.. . . read more


Alumni News
John Andresakis, ’81; Paul Dul, '88, James Kane, '86; and Joe Rimiller '01 and '03 are all featured in this month's Alumni News!. . . read more


Student News: Women’s Center Honors Keisha Ashe
Keisha Ashe, who is currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering Ph.D., receives the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award. . . read more


Grant Will Fund Study On The Genetics Of Addiction
When it comes to diagnosing substance-related disorders, health care professionals are mostly limited to checking for behavioral and other clinical symptoms – crude too. . . read more


GK-12 Competition Gives High School Students A Leg To Stand On
Nine high school teams built and tested prosthetic legs as part of the latest GK-12 Design Challenge. . . read more


UConn’s Formula SAE Race Car Has Its Best Year In Competition
The UConn car competed against 120 teams from 9 countries at the Michigan International Speedway in Michigan last week. . . read more


In the News: Department of Homeland Security Features UConn’s Concrete Research
Some concrete results from UConn researchers. . . read more


Engineering Commencement 2015: Watch the Video!
A lot of happy engineering graduates and their proud families gathered at the Gampel Pavilion for the 2015 School of Engineering Commencement. . . read more


3-D Printing, Appetizers, and Drinks – All At The First UConn Science Salon
Eat, drink and talk about science! We’re launching UConn Science Salon . . . read more


UConn Engineering In The News
Award-winning teachers, keynote speakers and karaoke singers! UConn engineers are pretty much everywhere in the news this week. . . . read more


Ashwini Joshi ’17 (ENG): Who I Am Today
Ashwini Joshi '17 reflects on her time at UConn. . . read more


A Capitol Event, From Hexacopters To Liquid Nitrogen Marshmallows
They came for the ice cream, but stayed for the dazzling displays of technology at the State Capitol Building. . . read more


Anson Ma Wins Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award
Anson Ma wins the prestigious Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award. . . read more


Alumni News
James F. Byrnes, Jr '73, Melissa Carserino '11, Lin Lin '04, Vincent S. Pitruzzello '85, Ted M. Taccardi '81 are all featured in this edition of Alumni News. . . read more


New Journal Launches With Cato T. Laurencin As Its Editor-In-Chief
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D is editor-in-chief of the new journal Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine . . . read more


Priceline’s Founding CTO, Scott Case, Will Speak To SoE Grads
Priceline founder Timothy “Scott” Case is this year's commencement speaker for Engineering graduates. . . read more


Meet the 2015 Inductees of the Academy of Distinguished Engineers
The Academy of Distinguished Engineers welcomed seven new members. . . read more


Our Annual Senior Design Round-Up, 2015
Future technologies - not basketball - were on display at Gampel Pavilion last week. . . read more


Readers: Join the Discussion!
Got something to say? Momentum, the School of Engineering newsletter, now allows for reader comments!. . . read more


Better (and Healthier) Ice Cream Through Engineering
Engineering a healthier ice cream option at the UConn Creamery. . . read more


The Art Of The Science Presentation On Display At First SoE Grad Poster Contest
Communicating science is an art, as this poster contest shows. . . read more


3D Printing Club Wows Judges at 2015 Brandeis Printathon
The UConn 3D printing club, 3DPC, won first place at Printathon 2015, a 24-hour 3D printing competition hosted at Brandeis University. . . read more


UConn Researcher Using Silk To Treat Chronic Diseases
Dr. Kelly Burke is researching how silk can help treat chronic disesases. . . read more


New Engineering-Business Joint Degree Now Available To Students
Starting this fall, students can work toward a combined Master's in Business and Engineering. . . read more


Student Presentations, and Honoring A UConn Alum’s Achievements At GE Night
GE's Linda Jacobs shares a generous scholarship gift. . . read more


Alumni News
David J. Arthur ’90, Karen Isherwood ’97, Jeffrey Lewis ’83, and Stephen P. O’Mahony ’92 are all featured in this issue's Alumni News. . . read more


Hacking For Health At The 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon
UConn and Yale team up to hash out some healthcare-improving ideas. . . read more


Ellis Tech Takes Top Honors At Rube Goldberg Contest (With Video!)
Erasing a blackboard should be easy, right? Not if you're taking part in UConn's 2015 Rube Goldberg Regional Competition.. . . read more


Paiyz Mikael Wins SoE’s Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement
Paiyz E. Mikael has been selected as the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award for the School of Engineering. . . read more


UConn Professor And Students Honored As “Women of Innovation”
UConn was well-represented at this year's Women of Innovation of the Connecticut Technology Council . . . read more


Senior Design Day Is Coming (with Video)
More than 130 student teams will present their engineering projects at Gampel Pavilion. . . read more


Phone App To Monitor – And Help – People Suffering From Depression
Dr. Bing Wang's work could turn the smart phone into a tool for monitoring depression. . . read more


Faculty News
Awards, honors and panel selections for SoE faculty. . . read more


Ask The Engineers: What Inspired You To Become An Engineer?
Got a question? SoE engineers have answers.. . . read more


UConn-Yale Hackathon: Competing For Better Health Solutions
Students compete to hack a better way to healthcare. . . read more


An Evening of Professional Networking for UConn Engineering Washington, DC Capital Area Alumni
Alumni are invited to come network in D.C.. . . read more


C2E2 and CEI Host Discussion On Connecticut Energy Research
State environmental officials come to UConn to talk energy research. . . read more


Danica Chin ’13 Named A 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader
Alumnus Danica Chin has been named a 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader . . . read more


SoE Hosts Student Candidates From Around The U.S.
SoE hosts its first domestic graduate student recruiting event. . . read more


SoE Career Fairs Have Been A Hit – And There’s More To Come
UConn engineering career fairs are bringing in big numbers . . . read more


Hundreds Compete in 10th Annual Science Bowl
The Science Bowl brought hundreds of high school competitors to match their science wits. . . read more


QR Codes Engineered into Cybersecurity Protection
Using those little black and white boxes to improve national security. . . read more


Alumni News
Mark Aramli '97, Richard Fu '06, Kimberly Better Thompson '96, and Joseph A. Wolanski '13 are all featured in this issue's Alumni News. . . read more


Experts Talk Cybersecurity At CSI Panel Discussion
Donna Dodson of NIST was the featured speaker at CSI's panel discussion on cybersecurity. . . read more


Video: It’s National Engineers Week!
See what Engineering's about at UConn. . . read more


SoE, Congressman Working to Expand International Profile
Congressman Joe Courtney is working with SoE to elevate the School's International profile. . . read more


Four SoE Faculty Win NSF CAREER Awards
Four NSF CAREER awards in one year for SoE! Dongare, Wille, Vadas and Park receive the prestigious honor. . . read more


Honors For Two CTI Staff Members
It was a big month for the Connecticut Transportation Institute. . . read more


Faculty News
Ki Chon, Liisa Kuhn and Jinbo Bi all feature in this issue's Faculty News. . . read more


Three Engineering Faculty Members Named 2014 CASE Members
Drs. Shvartsman, Tehranipoor and Chon are SoE's news CASE inductees. . . read more


Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track, University Leaders Say
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium takes off. . . read more


Researchers Explore the Potential of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete To Repair Bridges
How super concrete can make our bridges safer. . . read more


Cheerleader Takes Time Out from Lab for Super Bowl
Alyssa Merkle, a biomedical engineering major, maintains a 3.8 GPA while cheering for the Patriots. . . read more


Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers
UConn's Brian Huey is helping create low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers. . . read more


Researchers Look At Engineering Education For ADHD Students
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), studies suggest, are more creative and more willing to take risks. A team of researchers say it’s those tra. . . read more


Of Interest to Entrepreneurial Engineers: Advice on Patents
UConn is sponsoring a daylong event on patents, innovations and how to grow your company.. . . read more


Grad Student Spotlight: Erik Carboni
Erick Carboni, PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, works on improving drug delivery. . . read more


From the SoE Archives: Pioneering ME Prof. John N. Fitts
Yes, we're "engineering the future," but we also occasionally look back . . . read more


UConn SoE In The News
UConn Engineering faculty, alumni and students all made the news . . . read more


Alumni News
The Anthony W. DeSio and Delores J. DeSio Foundation has given the Computer Science Engineering funding for a new scholarship.. . . read more


Faculty News
Dr. S. Pamir Alpay and Dr. Laurent Michel in the news. . . read more


Ask the Engineers: Goals For 2015
You have questions, engineers have answers . . . read more


New Scholarship for Center for Energy Innovation
Gift from German company helps UConn explore new avenues in clean energy.. . . read more


Video: Engineering Week Preview
Engineering Week is on the way. This video tells you what to expect. . . . read more
















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