Prior Engineering News - 2016

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Tackling the Science of Disaster
Just weeks before the Nov. 22 earthquake in Japan, UConn faculty and students from three different departments visited the country to explore the potential to create new opportunities for international research in disaster science.

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Alumni News
Keep up with the latest UConn Engineering alumni news from around the globe.

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A Promise Fulfilled: the Story of the Stern Family
A UConn Alum honored her parents by making a scholarship for women engineers.

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Engineering Celebrates 100 Years With Gadget Guru Gala
Over 350 guests took part in the Gadget Guru Gala on November 11, celebrating 100 years of UConn Engineering.

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UConn Engineering Was Top Choice for Navy Veteran
Veteran and current UConn student Thomas Underwood explains why he turned to the School of Engineering after six years of service.

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ANSYS Offers Free Training for Engineering Students
ANSYS recently hosted a training seminar for their simulation software at UConn.

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Alumni News
Alumni updates from around the country for the month of October.

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Eversource Energy Center Celebrates First Year
The Eversource Energy Center highlighted its first year by showcasing the impressive research the center does to make the power grid more reliable.

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Engineering Students Help Grant A Wish
UConn Engineering students helped Make-A-Wish Connecticut create a miniature Fenway Park for a Windsor kid facing a difficult disease.

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UConn Engineering Reaches Out To High School Students With Second Annual Women In Engineering Day
The second annual Women in Engineering Day encouraged young women to explore STEM careers.

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Cybersecurity Experts Come To UConn For CyberSEED
Cybersecurity experts from across the country journeyed to UConn for the third CyberSEED conference and competition.

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UConn Establishes Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity
Stamford-based Synchrony Financial Pledges $2.2 million in philanthropic support across multiple programs.

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UConn a Leader in Closing the Engineering Gender Gap
A recent report in The Washington Post says UConn saw the largest five-year gain in female engineering graduates among 90 public institutions nationally.

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NSF Awards $3.5M to Support Diversity in STEM
Under UConn leadership, a higher education alliance dedicated to expanding diversity in the STEM fields recently received a grant of $3.5 million to increase its efforts.

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When Push Comes to Shove: Size Matters for Particles in Bloodstream
A UConn Engineer's study of particles in the bloodstream may help develop more effective cancer drugs.

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New UConn Center Will Give Connecticut Manufacturers Access to Modeling Technology
UConn’s new Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center, a partnership with the U.S. EDA and Connecticut Innovations, will share high computer modeling expertise with small and medium-sized Connecticut manufacturers.

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UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance
Using a novel mapping technique developed at UConn, researchers have discovered new conductive properties in cadmium telluride.

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2017 Academy of Distinguished Engineers Nominations
Every year, University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers inducts a new class of remarkable engineers. This year

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Award Scholarship Dinner Highlights the Impact Of Giving
The recent Engineering Award Scholarship Dinner emphasized how scholarships benefit students, as well as the impressive impact engineering can have on the planet.

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Alumni News
Keep up with the latest UConn Engineering Alumni news from around the globe.

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New Grant Will Support Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students
The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering has secured a highly selective federal grant to attract graduate students who will specialize in medical devices for public health. The U.S. Department of Education recently notified the biomedical engineering department that it will receive a three-year grant totaling $879,000 as part of the Graduate Assistance in Areas […]

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UConn Innovation Fund Accepting Applications
The new UConn Innovation fund is accepting applications to provide early-stage financial support to new businesses affiliated with UConn.

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Three Engineering Faculty Selected For Prestigious Symposium
Three UConn faculty have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium.

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UConn Leaders Meet With Department Of Energy, Discuss Smart Manufacturing
UConn leadership recently met with the Department of Energy to discuss the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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NextGen Hall Welcomes First Students
The new NextGen Hall, which is over 50 percent engineering students, opened August 24 with a visit from Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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New Partnership Brings High End Research Equipment to UConn
Anton Paar is providing UConn with a new high-end rheometer.

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Hands On Experience A Benefit To STEM Teachers
STEM teachers from secondary schools and community colleges worked on research projects at UConn this summer, an experience that they will take back to their classes.

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A Centennial Look Back: James D. Bowen
As we celebrate 100 years of engineering at UConn, we’d like to share the stories of alumni who have made the school great.

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Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster Announces First Partner
the QCIC announced Loos & Co., Inc. as its first partner recently.

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Keeping Connecticut’s Bridges Strong
The state's bridges will benefit from a new repair method developed at UConn using ultra-high performance concrete.

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Alumni News: August, 2016
Keep up with the latest UConn Engineering news from around the globe.

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Novel Smart Materials Inspired by Sea Creatures
A suite of new materials developed in the lab of UConn researcher Luyi Sun can change their appearance and quickly revert to their original state, just like the squid and jellyfish that inspired them.

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UConn Marks Construction Milestone for New Engineering Complex
UConn Engineering celebrated completion of the structural phase of the new Engineering & Science Building on July 21.

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Framing UConn’s Future: Tech Park
The executive director of the UConn Tech Park, Radenka Maric, recently discussed the new building and what it means for the University and the state of Connecticut.

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Fellowship Brings STEM Teachers Into Engineering Labs
The Joule Fellows Program brings high school and community college science teachers into engineering labs for hands on work.

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UConn Joins National Smart Manufacturing Initiative
UConn has been named part of a new national coalition to coordinate research and development in smart manufacturing and energy efficiency, and will play a leading role in those efforts in Connecticut.

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Engineering Alum’s Gift To Help Keep UConn Safe
An electrical engineering alum is donating an intelligent gunshot detection to UConn.

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Alumni News
An update on our Engineering Alums from around the country.

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Black Hats, Cyber Bots, Zombies, And You
the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation and other cyber-security labs at UConn are beating computer hackers at their own game.

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Student Perspective: Q&A With Vincent Turnier
Engineering freshman Vincent Turnier discusses his path to UConn and his impressions so far.

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Engineering Design Competition Offers Messy Fun For High Schoolers
Students from nine high schools were on UConn’s campus May 25 for the 6th Annual GK-12 Engineering Design Competition.

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Innovation Partnership Building Marks Construction Milestone
UConn officials and others celebrated the completion of the structural phase of UConn’s new Innovation Partnership Building in Storrs.

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White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation
UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

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New Partnership to Bring Innovative Storm Outage Prediction Technology to Utilities
UConn, Eversource Energy and Schneider Electric are combining storm outage prediction technology to create one, more precise and accurate model.

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Preparing to Face a Hurricane
Connecticut’s hurricane preparedness could be organized in a more systematic and efficient manner, thanks to the combined efforts of UConn faculty, the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), and a graduate student with a passion for mitigating the damage of the storms.

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McNair Scholar Pursues Path to STEM Success
Ornella Tempo is among the first students to become a McNair Scholar at UConn, and she represent exactly the type of individuals the program is designed to attract.

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2016 Academy of Distinguished Engineers Inductees
Each year, the School of Engineering honors exceptional engineering alumni and friends who have helped us in countless ways.

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Engineering Student named Goldwater Scholar
Cameron Flower, an engineering junior, is one of two Goldwater Scholars at UConn this year.

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Are U.S. States Prepared to Manage Water in a Changing Climate?
UConn Assistant Professor Christine Kirchhoff studied water allocation and planning in five states.

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Steel Bridge Club Headed To National Competition
The UConn Steel Bridge Club recently placed second in the American Society of Civil Engineers New England Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition. Because of that second place finish, they’ll be traveling to the national competition at Brigham Young University on May 27 and 28.

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Distracted Driving a Crash Test in Behavior Modification
UConn expert says the majority of car crashes are caused by human error. She hopes her research will ultimately help modify drivers' risk-taking behavior.

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Senior Design Demonstration Day Preview
Every year, engineering seniors spend the spring and fall semester at UConn designing senior projects, often working with industry partners. A partner will provide an engineering problem for a group of students with a particular interest to work on. Over 170 teams of seniors will present their work on April 29 at Gampel Pavilion- visitors are welcome to attend!

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HackUConn Lets Students Envision Tech For Smart Cities
The UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society held its first hackathon, HackUConn 2016 Smart Cities, on April 1 and 2. The event allowed over twenty students to innovate over twenty-four hours by developing solutions to real problems in the topic area of Smart Cities.

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Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology.

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A Q and A with MSE Ph.D. Candidate Cain Hung
Material science and engineering Cain Hung analyzes additively manufactured aluminum alloys and the microstructure of 3-D printed parts. he answered a few questions.

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UConn Led Travel Survey will give state decision makers updated information
A new travel study being conducted by UConn faculty will provide data for the state travel model, updating decades-old information.

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Helping Hand: Student Designs Prosthetic Limb
Undergraduate Stephen Hawes used an IDEA grant to design a low-cost customizable prosthetic hand, using 3-D printing and open source software.

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Questions And Answers with UConn Alum Dipayan Ghosh
UConn Alum Dipayan Ghosh discusses working at Facebook and privacy on the internet. He'll be giving a talk on campus April 11.

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Alumni News
An update on Alumni news and activities.

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Boosting Business in the ‘Quiet Corner’
UConn is creating a center to connect small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing businesses in Eastern Connecticut with the University’s resources and outside partners.

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Top UConn Interns Are Engineering Students
The top two UConn undergraduate interns from 2015 are both from the school of engineering.

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Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms Up
The Ramprasad Lab is employing machine learning to design new materials without having to pre-test each one.

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UTAS Announces UConn Center For Advanced Materials
UTC Aerospace Systems has announced a materials engineering Center of Excellence opening for collaboration with UConn.

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UConn professors Show Link Between More Parking Lots and Increased Driving
two UConn professors explore the link between parking and traffic congestion.

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A Grateful Message To An Anonymous Donor
An anonymous donor has given UConn Engineering a very generous gift.

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What’s at Stake for Apple in iPhone Legal Case
UConn Professor and Comcast Center co-director Laurent Michel discusses cyber security and the IPhone case.

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Researchers Develop New Sensor to Detect Deadly Chemicals
A team of researchers at UConn, in collaboration with a Chongqing University professor, has developed a sensitive and affordable sensor that can detect organophosphates, which are used in pesticides and chemical weapons.

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Aaron Gladstein on Staying Balanced
From marching on the UConn turf to community work in Israel, material science and engineering junior Aaron Gladstein stays busy.

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Engineers Week!
February 21-27, 2016 marks Engineers Week. Take this time to step back and consider the amazing things engineers do for our society, and to watch the video below that highlights some of the impressive things going on at UConn Engineering.

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Stanley Black & Decker donates to School of Engineering’s Bridge Program
Gift Gives Academic Support to Low-Income UConn Engineering Students.

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Glastonbury Eighth Graders Pour It On During Concrete Day At UConn
Eighth-graders from Glastonbury spent a day exploring concrete engineering at UConn’s Storrs campus on February 2, 2016.

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Improving the Water Supply in a Drought-Stricken Village
Three UConn engineering students are working in partnership with a village in Ethiopia to help improve the water supply.

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Petit Family Foundation Supports Girls In STEM Conference
The Petit Family Foundation – dedicated to promoting STEM careers for young women – is helping eighth-grade girls learn from role models – top female UConn Engineering students and practicing engineers. Its $11,000 gift brings together girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM fields) with women who can help them […]

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Bringing Crash Reporting Into The 21st century
Connecticut is in the middle of a quiet revolution in the way it handles data from traffic crashes around the state, and UConn is at the forefront of the transition. The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC), part of the Connecticut Transportation Institute, has spent the past two years working in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in the development of an award-winning system for storing and analyzing Connecticut’s crash data.

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UConn Becomes Founding Member of Flexible Electronics Institute
UConn has become a founding member of Nextflex, a flexible electronics manufacturing research institute that will spur national development in this emerging field. UConn will host a Nextflex Industry Workshop on February 18, 2016 to introduce Connecticut companies to the institute’s activities. Flexible electronics refers to a new generation of bendable and wearable electronic sensors […]

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Using Advanced Chemistry to Combat Climate Change
The landmark Paris climate change agreement has put renewed focus on the need for advanced technologies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world. At UConn, William Mustain, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants that, if realized, would be a dramatic improvement over current methods.

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The Many Opportunities For An MSE Undergrad
Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her Material Science and Engineering (MSE) education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material science and engineering is diverse and empowering; it is how we will adapt for the future and create novel technologies and improvements,” Amy said.

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In Memoriam: Carroll Osborne Bennett. April 1, 1921 – Jan. 9, 2016
Carroll Osborne “C.O.” Bennett, A UConn Engineering professor for 23 years who coauthored one of the fundamental texts of chemical engineering, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 9, 2016 at Paris, France.

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UConn Students Show Middle Schoolers How Fun Engineering Is at Science Center
Vanessa DeJesus examined a human skull, slowly turning it over in her hands at the Connecticut Science Center on a recent November night. She was trying to figure out whether the skull was from a man or a woman based on clues a couple of biomedical engineering UConn students gave her.

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