Prior Engineering News - 2015

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UConn Women in Engineering Symposium
Learn. Inspire. Empower. UConn Women in Engineering Symposium Thursday, September 24, 2015 2 – 3:30pm Student Union Theatre Storrs, Connecticut The numbers are troubling. In 1984, women represented 37% of all computer science graduates. Today, it’s just 18% (Girls Who Code). Girls and boys in kindergarten through 12th grade “do not significantly differ in their […]

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UConn Electrical and Computer Engineering
The undergraduate ECE program at UConn endeavors to provide a firm foundation in fundamentals, while also giving students exposure to current technologies for design and implementation. It strives for a balance between theory, laboratory and design experience. For more information, contact: Rajeev Bansal Professor & Department Head Office: ITE Building 463 Phone: (860)486-3410 and 486-2878 […]

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UConn Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
The goal of the UConn Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program is to provide students the interdisciplinary training in biological and medical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering necessary to solve complex biomedical problems. Faculty members from engineering, biomedical sciences, materials sciences, chemistry, physics, medicine, and dental medicine from an interdisciplinary graduate degree program that spans the University […]

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Alumni News
Alumni News Sandor Becz (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ’07) was appointed vice president of engineering at Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In this role, he will lead all engineering activities at Hydroid, including research and development, new product development and engineering support. Becz joined Hydroid […]

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Huskies Forever Weekend – Breakfast with the Dean
Reunite. Reminisce. Celebrate. Huskies Forever Weekend – Breakfast with the Dean Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 9-11am Information Technology Engineering (ITE) Building Lobby | Storrs Campus Join Dean Kazem Kazerouian for breakfast and a fun, informative program on Saturday, October 10. Kickoff Huskies Forever Weekend meeting the Dean, connecting with fellow alumni and learning what’s […]

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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 of CÜR Music, a social mobile and web streaming music application. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he worked at Artbox LLC and Software Development Group LLC, whose major clients included […]

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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 many facets that encompasses what collaborating as engineers is all about. Encouraging teamwork to accomplish a unique goal is one of the many traits that these young engineers will take […]

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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 scholarships to selected UConn engineering students this fall.

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 2014, the IP Law Clinic obtained five U.S. patents, 17 federal trademark registrations and filed five new patent applications, as well as seven federal trademark applications. The IP Law […]

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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."

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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.

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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!

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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

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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 tools for a complex condition. But a new study aims to find the genetic causes of those specific symptoms, which could lead to a more nuanced way of looking at addiction. The study […]

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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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

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Faculty News
Awards, honors and panel selections for SoE faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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 traits that are exactly what the field of engineering needs, but the traditional model of teaching is driving away potential pioneers in the field.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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