Previous Headline Stories -- 2014

Ask the Engineers
Got a question for the engineers? Ask away!. . . read more


VIDEO: See What’s Happening Here at the SoE!
An eye-catching video of the innovations and fun that happen here at SoE. . . read more


Now Hear This! UConn Has a New Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium
UConn's new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium continues the commitment to new business. . . read more


New Human Rights Minor Explores the Social Impact of Engineering
New track of courses for human rights minor explores social impacts of engineering. . . read more


Student News
MSE seniors prove their geodesic bona fides, and CBE undergrads take top honors at AIChE’s poster competition . . . read more


From the SoE Archives: Happy Dodranscentennial, Castleman Building!
"Engineering the Future" is the motto here, but it's always a good idea to occasionally look back. . . . read more


Energy and Environment Commissioner Visits C2E2
Robert Klee, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), visited UConn's Center for Clean Energy Engineering. . . read more


Alumni News
Catch up with Craig W. Burdick '01, Anthony M. Cavallaro '11, Karl F. Frey '83, Joel A. Henry '06 and '14 and Joel W. Long '98 in this issue's Alumni News!. . . read more


Back on Earth, and Back on Campus: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Talks About Life in Space
Astronaut and UConn alum Rick Mastracchio was on campus Tuesday to talk about his career and the particulars of everyday life on the Space Station.. . . read more


Local Engineering Firm Launches Scholarship Initiative
Engineering firm Fuss & O'Neill launches a scholarship. . . read more


UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering Celebrates Its First Year
UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC IASE) marked its one-year anniversary with an all-day conference featuring speakers and panel discussions. . . read more


Eight Questions With: Joseph M. Kostoss (B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’64, ‘65)
We talk to alumnus Joe Kostoss about how he got into engineering and working in South Korea.. . . read more


The Sounds of Innovation: How UConn Research Is Resurrecting Antique Musical Instruments
An engineering, medical director and art historian team up to explore (what else?) the makeup of 18th- and 19th-century musical instruments.. . . read more


New Collaboration to Create World-Class Microscopy Center
UConn and FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and materials science research. . . read more


Bioinformatics Researchers Develop Personalized Vaccines to Treat Cancer Patients Nov. 10
Ion Mandoio of the CSE Is a co-PI for research with the potential to dramatically change how we treat cancer in the future.. . . read more


Kevin McLaughlin Wins Provost Award
Kevin McLaughlin received a 2014 Provost Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship . . . read more


Dr. Ma and Artificial Kidney Covered on TV News
Dr. Anson Ma spoke to WTNH recently about his and his students' work on creating an artificial kidney using 3D printing . . . read more


Student News
MRS at Brookhaven, students win EPA grant and ECE Team wins IEEE Contest. . . read more


Faculty News
Jeffrey McCutcheon, Yongku Cho win awards.. . . read more


Second Industry Open House Brings Academia and Industry Together
The second annual Industry Open House took place this month and brought together Engineering faculty and industry leaders to discuss future collaborations.. . . read more


Alumni News
John Krenicki, Wade Moore and Manuel A. Santos all make this issue's Alumni News. . . read more


Cybersecurity Contest Challenges Teams to Think Like a Hacker
Computer hackers descended upon UConn this past week, and for their efforts, came away with more than $100,000 in prize money.. . . read more


What’s Next For CyberSEED?
Now that the first CyberSEED proved a success, the trick is following up.. . . read more


First CyberSEED Event Combines Cybersecurity Competition and Discussion
More than 350 people attended the CyberSEED Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge, which combined expert talks and competitions . . . read more


CyberSEED in the Media and Social Media
CyberSEED in the media. . . read more


SoE Taking Nominations for the Academy of Distinguished Engineers
The School of Engineering is beginning the selection process for 2015 inductees to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers, the 32nd year the School has presented these. . . read more


UConn, Ethiopia Working Together To Solve Water Problems
When UConn formed a partnership with five Ethiopian universities, the goal was to develop new ideas to alleviate the serious water-related problems in that country. Just . . . read more


Seminar Where Interpersonal Skills Are The Curriculum
We cordially invite you to participate in a very popular seminar and reception aimed at improving our future engineers’ professional, interpersonal and social skills.. . . read more


GE Fellows Tour Facility, Hear About Life After School
The nine GE Fellows who toured the Plainville General Electric facility last week got a chance to see the concepts they study put into action.. . . read more


CyberSEED: Two-Day Event Puts Cybersecurity On National Stage
The University of Connecticut, home to the nation’s foremost center on hardware security, and the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) are sponso. . . read more


Alumni News
Keep up with the latest news on SoE Alumni!. . . read more


UTC IASE Celebrates Its First Year
A hub for world-class research and project-based learning, the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering Institute celebrates its first anniversary.. . . read more


Second Annual Industry Open House Takes Place Nov. 5
The second annual Industry Open House – featuring “speed-dating” meetings between Engineering faculty and industry leaders – takes place Nov. 5.. . . read more


Cato Laurencin Receives NIH Pioneer Award
Renowned surgeon-scientist Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a , has won a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award for his exceptionally creative research in regenerative engine. . . read more


Huskies Forever Reunion Breakfast with Dean Kazem Kazerounian
Alumni: Come to the special breakfast during Huskies Forever Weekend and eat with Dean Kazerounian. . . read more


CyberSEED: Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge Week Takes Place in October
The Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) is sponsoring the first-ever CyberSEED: Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge Week. . . read more


Sandy Crosthwaite Retires After 22 Years
After 22 years of keeping the School of Engineering’s finances on track, Sandy Crosthwaite retired Sept. 25.. . . read more


Student News
Awards from IEEE and CIE, and a UNCF/Merck Graduate Fellowship. . . read more


Students, Sponsors Meet At Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Students met with their sponsors at the School of Engineering’s recent annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.. . . read more


Students, Faculty Learn the Benefits Of New ANSYS Software Partnership
UConn and simulation software giant ANSYS strike up a partnership that benefits students and industry.. . . read more


University-Industry Partnerships Discussed at Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit
UConn's many collaborations with industry were discussed at the recent Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit. . . read more


Jay Leno Zips Around In UConn Formula SAE Car
Late-night comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno took to the campus roads in a car built by UConn Engineering students.. . . read more


Alumni News
John W. Braccio '82, Jacob “Jake” Friedman '02, Udayarka Karra '14, Matthew F. Tellier '93 are all featured in this issue of Alumni News. . . read more


Eight Questions With: Rich Twilley ’96 & ’04
Rich Twilley, '96 & '04, talks with Heidi Douglas in this issue's "Eight Questions With...". . . read more


Faculty News
An IEEE award, a grant from the Hubbell Foundation and a short-term professor appointment . . . read more


Joule Fellows Take Lab Lessons Back To The Classroom
UConn’s Joule Fellows - teachers from CT high schools - will take sophisticated engineering lessons back to their students.. . . read more


Alumnus Govindan Giving Back To UConn
Sharavan Govindan's sees his financial gift as a friendly challenge to his fellow alumni.. . . read more


Older Cities May Be Good for Your Health
UConn researcher finds that older cities are compact and good for walking, and therefore, your health. . . . read more


Alumni News
Catch up with alumni who are making news and spearheading innovation. . . read more


Center for Energy Innovation Marks Its First Year
CEI progresses steadily toward its goal of advancing technologies related to energy storage and fuel cells.. . . read more


Faculty News
Funding for new breast cancer technology and underwater monitoring and a study on the discovery of a new material.. . . read more


Making Sense of Big Data: Project To Draw Insights From Genome
UConn's Sanguthevar Rajasekaran is part of a research team developing ways to make sense of biological big data.. . . read more


UConn’s Engineering Entrepreneurs Making Progress
An improved heart valve and a machine customized water are among UConn innovations. . . . read more


Marten van Dijk Part of a Team of Researchers Securing Cloud Computing
Marten van Dijk (ECE) and other researchers working on security problems in cloud computing.. . . read more


Meet the New Faculty For UConn Engineering
The new school year begins with an impressive group of new SoE hires.. . . read more


Martha Poulter, ’88, Named Starwood Exec
Martha Poulter, '88, becomes VP and information officer for hotel chain. . . read more


UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program
A recent gift from the Satell Family Foundation will support UConn’s new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.. . . read more


Alumni News
Catch up with Craig W. Ashmore '85, William L. D'Agostino '84, Bernard “Bernie” E. Gracy, Jr. '85, Monica T. Mohtasham '04 and Yingli Wen '93 in this issue's Alumni N. . . read more


Leslie Shor Named a DuPont Young Professor
DuPont names Dr. Leslie Shor, who specializes in recreating very small habitats, a 2014 Young Professor. . . read more


Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding
The researchers are part of a major effort to bring down the costs of low-temperature fuel cells.. . . read more


Appointments and Re-Appointments
The School of Engineering appoints two new department and re-appoints three other department heads.. . . read more


Eight Questions With: Roland A. Boucher ’54
He developed the first solar-powered aircraft. He could fly before he could drive. He brewed his own beer before he could legally drink. Meet the remarkable Roland A. Bou. . . read more


Faculty News
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin named, and ACS Fellow, Rainer Hebert awarded contract and other faculty news.. . . read more


UCONN SoE, ANSYS Forge Partnership With Software
Students at UConn's School of Engineering will now have access to valuable ANSYS engineering software, thanks to a new partnership.. . . read more


Student News
Ari Fischer '15 is named a UDall Scholar and UConn races to a respectable finish in Michigan in this week's student news.. . . read more


Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Passes Away
Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Dies. . . read more


Graduate Student Spotlight: Sapna Gupta
Sapna Gupta has achieved impressive feats that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and innovative thinking.. . . read more


School of Engineering in the News
The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, a sewer plant internship, and two "40 Under 40" items all make the news. . . . read more


School of Engineering Establishing Alumni Legacy Society
The UConn School of Engineering is pleased to announce the inception of the Engineering Alumni Legacy Society.. . . read more


UConn Incubator Company Receives $5.5 Million for Research
Amastan LLC, a company in UConn’s Technology Incubator Program (TIP), has secured a $5.5 million investment in support of its ongoing development of high-end plasma tec. . . read more


Faculty News
Rainer Hebert wins innovation award, Mei Wei receives grant. . . read more


NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program Renewed
For the second time, UConn has received NSF funding for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program, which fellowships for underrepresented students pursuing Ph.D.s in. . . read more


Student News
UConn's concrete canoeists compete and Richard Pérez Moyet receives a fellowship. . . read more


Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council
For her work on the development of novel biomaterials for tissue repair and regeneration, the Connecticut Technology Council honors Zengmin Xia.. . . read more


UConn Students to Help Build Time Capsule to Mars
UConn students majoring in materials science and engineering work on Mars time capsule.. . . read more


Omer Khan Part Of Team Designing Faster Computer Chip
Omer Khan (ECE) is part of a team of researchers designing a faster and more efficient chip.. . . read more


An Autonomous Quadcopter – Now There’s an IDEA!
With his IDEA grant, Rosse Gates ’16 (ENG) builds an autonomously controlled quadcopter - a helicopter powered by four rotors. . . read more


GK-12 Program Utilizes Skills of Graduate Students at Engineering Design Challenge
Building a boat and proving its sea-worthiness was the latest challenge for students in the 2014 Engineering Design Challenge.. . . read more


Work to Start Soon on New Engineering Complex
A busy site in the center of UConn’s flagship campus will be transformed in coming years, as the University moves forward with a project to build a state-of-the-art Eng. . . read more


Rohan Freeman Creates Scholarship For Minority Students In Engineering
Alumnus Rohan Freeman hopes to bolster minority representation in engineering with a new scholarship.. . . read more


Alumni News
Robert R. Banning ’11, Anne Bartosewicz-Mele '81, Richard P. Broderick '81, John J. Legato '86, Thomas W. Prete '85 and Glenn T. Selby '03 are all featured in this issu. . . read more


UConn Engineering Honors Fifteen
During a gala event on May 1st at the Storrs campus, the School of Engineering honored 15 exceptional alumni as 2014 inductees into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Eng. . . read more


Human Rights Institute and Engineering Team to Offer Human Rights Minor
The impact of engineering policy and practice on individuals and societies has often been overlooked in engineering education. Yet, engineering technologies and applicati. . . read more


A Commencement Speech from Space
It’s not unusual for commencement speakers to share their unique perspective on life with members of a graduating class.. . . read more


CHASE Collaboration With Comcast Announced At National Conference
The announcement of a collaborative effort with Comcast and a workshop that brought together experts on cybersecurity made April a busy month for the Center for Hardwa. . . read more


UConn Researchers Go Beneath The Arctic Polar Cap
UConn's UnderWater Sensor Network (UWSN) Lab is developing a wireless system to collect data under the rapidly melting Arctic polar cap. The project is funded by the Nati. . . read more


Faculty News
Awards for Syam Nukavarapu and Barry Carter, a state appointment for Nicholas Lownes and the newest CASE Academy inductees. . . read more


Alumni News
Career changes, honors and more news from UConn alumni. . . read more


Student News
In Student News: Grads hear the importance of humanity in engineering; an honor for an underwater acoustician; and note-taking assistance for disabled students. . . . read more


UConn and CL&P Team To Better Predict Storm Damage
New damage prediction modeling technology developed by a team of UConn environmental engineers is now able to provide CL&P customized information in advance of a storm to. . . read more


UConn to Co-Host Electric Boat Event
UConn will co-host General Dynamics Electric Boat’s “potential supplier summit” in June. The event, which takes place June 16 at the Avery Point campus,. . . read more


MURI Grant To Improve the Security of Nanoscale Computer Devices
By Colin Poitras (UConn Today) The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and Rice Universi. . . read more


Joule Fellows Program Receives NSF Grant For RET Program
The Joule Fellows Program has received a National Science Foundation grant of $496,129 to develop a project designed to enhance engineering teaching in Connecticut hig. . . read more


MSE Professor Cato T. Laurencin Elected 2014 MRS Fellow
By Giorgina Paiella Congratulations to Dr. Cato Laurencin, who was recently selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The Materials Research Society i. . . read more


$500K NSF Grant Awarded to Dr. Bing Wang, UConn Health Center
Dr. Bing Wang, an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was awarded a grant for close to $500,000 for her project proposed to the National Science Founda. . . read more


Faculty News
With NSF funding, the UnderWater Sensor Network Lab is developing a network in the Arctic, with colleagues from the University of Delaware who are interested in sea ice c. . . read more


Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Kristina Wagstrom
Prof. Kristina Wagstrom, through work in her Computational Atmospheric Chemistry and Exposure Lab, strives to improve the science and functionality of computational appro. . . read more


Dipayan Ghosh: From Storrs to the White House
This semester, Dipayan Ghosh (B.S. Electrical Engineering '10) is interning at the White House, where he’s working on technology policy issues in the Executive Office o. . . read more


Alumni News
Stay in touch with the School of Engineering. Join our LinkedIn alumni group to share your latest activities and learn what your fellow graduates are doing. You may also . . . read more


Alumni Invited to Tour Senior Design Day Exhibition on May 2nd
Do you remember your senior-year engineering project? Chances are, if you graduated ten or more years ago, today’s Senior Design, a two-semester course where student p. . . read more


Multiply Your Options” Conference Immerses Middle School Girls In Science, Engineering
Multiply Your Options is a daylong conference for 8th grade girls that exposes them to female role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathemati. . . read more


Our Safety Town for Children
On Sunday, March 23, Stamford Girl Scouts held its annual Family Partnership Fundraiser, and back by popular demand, we hosted our Powder Puff Derby at the Italian Center. . . read more


Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Gabrielle Charno
Balancing rigorous academic work and an involved extracurricular life can be a difficult task for any college student. Excelling under these circumstances is an even rare. . . read more


UConn hosts 2014 Northeast Regional AIChE Conference
The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering was the proud host of the 2014 Northeast Student Regional Conference for the American Institute of Chemical Engineer. . . read more


UConn, Comcast Launch Center for Security Innovation
UConn, home to the nation’s foremost center on hardware security, and Comcast today announced the establishment of a new Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (C. . . read more


Video: UConn Engineering Ambassadors Hovercraft
For more information regarding School of Engineering videos, please visit our YouTube channel. . . read more


GE + UConn: Research Recipe for Success
Start with a tough engineering challenge, add in a healthy dose of curious and talented graduate students, then mix well with the new UConn Technology Park and industry-s. . . read more


2014 Scholarship Awards Event: Change in Date
The School of Engineering’s annual scholarship awards event will take place early in the Fall 2014 semester, rather than the traditional spring semester date. The. . . read more


Space Station astronauts talk with ABC News
International Space Station astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio of NASA talked with the ABC News Digital On-Line Network about life and research in space during . . . read more


Credit Card Data Theft: Stopping the Hackers
In response to a massive security breach that threatened the personal and financial data of nearly one third of U.S. adults last year, retail giant Target is investing mo. . . read more


Women Engineers Conference Inspires a New Generation
Wintry weather failed to dampen spirits at the “Celebration of Women in Engineering,” a daylong conference exploring the challenges of women engineering the future he. . . read more


Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Doug Hendrix
A scanning electron microscope image of a 45 rpm vinyl record from Doug’s project in MSE 3056 investigating the storage density of analog vs. digital media.. . . read more


MSE Establishes Strong Presence at EMA 2014 Conference
From January 22nd to the 24th, the fifth annual Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference was held in Orlando, Florida. Jointly programmed by the Electronics. . . read more


Alumni News
Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit our Engineering LinkedIn alumni page and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends. . . read more


Research Insight: Using Light to Control Neural Activity
Prof. Yongku Cho’s research ambition is to engineer light-activated proteins as a tool to manipulate brain circuit activity. He is currently equipping his laboratory he. . . read more


UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visits the Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Before watching the UConn women’s basketball team outshine Louisville, on February 9th a group from the UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visited the Cen. . . read more


Engineering Startups Capture $10k Grant Funding
Secor Water, LLC and Dura Biotech, two student-led startup businesses based on technologies developed at UConn and nurtured through UConn Engineering's Experiential Techn. . . read more


Faculty & Staff Notes
Read about recent honors and activities of our engineering faculty, who are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies.. . . read more


Stanley Black & Decker Teams With UConn
Drs. Jiong Tang and Chengyu Cao are collaborating with engineers at global tool giant Stanley Black & Decker to create a methodology to analyze the precise mechanism of t. . . read more


Alumni Notes
What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Larry Acquarulo, John Carrington, Lon Hultgren and George Kruk Philbric. . . read more


Engineering Seniors Ply Skills for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Six Civil & Environmental Engineering seniors are applying their knowledge toward innovative potential design options for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in nearby Ashford. . . read more


Dr. Lykotrafitis Receives NSF CAREER Award
Dr. George Lykotrafitis has been awarded a coveted NSF CAREER Award for research that may ultimately help researchers better understand how signals propagate in neurons a. . . read more


National Engineers Week Activities Planned
This year's national Engineers Week will be celebrated February 16-22. UConn Engineering will host activities throughout the week to familiarize non-engineers with the e. . . read more


DuPont’s Mark Vergnano: From UConn to Global Leader
In January, Mark P. Vergnano (B.S. Chemical Engineering, '80), Executive Vice President of DuPont, was named to become Chief Executive Officer of DuPont's $8 billion Perf. . . read more


UConn EWB Completes Nicaragua Roadway Project
During the holiday break between semesters, three members of the UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nicaragua to complete the last phase of a long-per. . . read more


Secure Systems and Supply Chain: Focus of 2nd CHASE Workshop
The Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) will hold its second annual workshop on April 9-10, 2014 at the Storrs campus. Security professionals. . . read more


Scholarship Honors Dr. Owen Devereux
A new scholarship fund has been established in memory of the late, beloved Owen F. Devereux, who led the Metallurgy Department at UConn from 1983-98 and served as a disti. . . read more


‘Digital Alchemist’ Uses Computer to Design New Materials
Serge Nakhmanson describes himself as a 'digital alchemist.' A former scientist with the Argonne National Laboratory, he specializes in the computer-based design and disc. . . read more


UConn Engineering Projects Receive CTNext Funding
Two demonstration initiatives proposed by the School of Engineering, aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial businesses and invigorating the manufacturing sector throughout th. . . read more


“Celebration of Women in Engineering” February 18th
A variety of activities are planned at UConn in recognition of the national Discover Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014), including an all-school Engineering Career Fai. . . read more


Alumni Notes
Read about upcoming alumni receptions in LA and San Francisco plus career highlights of astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Michelle Scherer, Christopher Shores and Mark Vergnano. . . read more


Dr. Ali Bazzi: Lightning Rod for Power and Energy Education
Dr. Ali Bazzi is leading UConn's movement to reinvigorate and modernize power engineering education. An expert in power electronics, electric machines, and electric driv. . . read more


Dr. Kazem Kazerounian Selected Engineering Dean
UConn Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs Mun Y. Choi announced the appointment of Dr. Kazem Kazerounian as Dean of the School of Engineering following a nation. . . read more


Dr. Anson Ma Participates in US-Japan Faculty Exchange Program
Dr. Anson Ma recently participated as a delegate in a prestigious U.S.-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program that allowed him to spend five intensive days visiting top J. . . read more


Scholarship Reception: Save the Date!
Mark your calendars now to attend the School of Engineering's annual Awards Reception and Ceremony, to be held April 1, 2014 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Ar. . . read more


MTAP Enables Industry-Academic Alliances
Four small Connecticut companies are partnering with UConn engineering faculty members and staff to advance their manufacturing processes, thanks to a special program est. . . read more


Dr. Robert Gao Receives I&M Society’s 2013 Technical Award
Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering Dr. Robert X. Gao has been selected to receive the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M) 20. . . read more















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