Archives for 2017

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Size Matters for Drug Particles

A UConn engineering professor has uncovered new information about how particles behave in the bloodstream, an important advance that could help pharmaceutical scientists develop more effective cancer drugs.

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Middle School Girls Multiply Their Options

A group of eighth grade girls recently came to UConn to explore STEM career at the Multiply Your Options conference.

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Autonomous Vehicle Summit Brings UConn Officials, Experts Together

UConn researchers and leaders met with autonomous vehicle experts and highway specialists to discuss the future of driverless automobiles.

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New Engineering and Science Building Nearing Completion

When UConn’s new Engineering and Science Building opens this fall, it will provide room for some of the university’s fastest growing research fields.

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Alumni News

Stay up to date with UConn Engineering updates from around the country.

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HackUConn 2017 Participants Create Allergy Solutions

More than 80 UConn Students came together at the hackathon to address problems associated with allergies and anaphylaxis.

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Eurotech Prepares to Celebrate Twenty-Five Years, Expands to Other Languages

The Eurotech Program, which provides a degree in engineering and German, is preparing to expand to other cultures.

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UConn Joins Hunt for New Materials

UConn researcher Rampi Ramprasad is working to identify new polymers as part of a new Toyota Research Institute $35 million initiative.

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Taking the Wheel: The Rise of Self-Driving Cars

A UConn transportation safety engineer discusses the brave new world of driverless vehicles.

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New UConn Startup Creates Faster, Cheaper Blood Test

A UConn startup could make the process of testing blood much more efficient with a handheld device that can give results in a matter of moments.

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Accounting for Extreme Rainfall

A UConn scientist has confirmed that more intense rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise.

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From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases: Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

Industry partnerships are funding researchers and grad students while leveraging UConn’s research capabilities like never before.

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Honors Across Engineering

One engineering faculty member has been named a Distinguished Professor, and three others were recently inducted into CASE.

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Alumni News

News and updates from UConn Alumni across the globe.

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UConn Society of Women Engineers Hosts Regional Conference

The UConn Society of Women Engineers recently hosted a conference to help women advance in the STEM fields.

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UConn Receives NSF Grant to Advance Soft Material Additive Manufacturing, Explores Partnerships

UConn was recently awarded an NSF grant to create a national research center that will expand the knowledge and use of soft material additive manufacturing.

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UConn Receives NSF Award to Improve Power Grid Technology

UConn was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to create a new research center to develop advanced electrical power grid technologies.

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For Caitlin Oswald ’09, it is Rocket Science

Can a girl help design jet engines? Caitlin Oswald, named one of the world’s most creative businesspeople by Fast Company’s magazine, answers that.

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Engineering Senior Named Intern of the Year by the American Society for Engineering Education

Management and Engineering for Manufacturing senior Lindsey Gilson won the award at a recent American Society of Engineering Education conference.

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To Speed Human Limb Growth UConn Joins Biomanufacturing Consortium

UConn has joined the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to accelerate human limb growth by sharing its advanced human tissue and limb regeneration breakthrough technologies.

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UConn Civil Engineering Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Video

The GAANN program supports grad students with strong academics and financial need. This GAANN is aimed at improving America’s infrastructure.

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Engineering Grad Students Working To Improve Bridge Monitoring

A new company, created by a pair of UConn graduate students, is developing an innovative technique using sensors to monitor the performance of bridges.

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Message To the Future: Items Needed for the Engineering Time Capsule

We’re putting a time capsule in a garden outside the new Engineering & Science Building and we’re looking for a few specific items.

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UConn Professor Maria Chrysochoou Discusses Brownfield Site Rehabilitation

UConn Associate Professor Maria Chrysochoou discusses how UConn students can help Connecticut towns rehabilitate old industrial sites.

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New Mechanical Engineering Head

The mechanical engineering department has welcomed Professor Horea Ilies as its new department head.

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Alumni News

Keep up with Engineering news from around the globe!

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UConn Named to Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The initiative aims to increase small manufacturers’ use of robots by 500 percent. UConn researchers will focus on aerospace & shipbuilding robots.

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Remembering Dr. Michael Howard

Dr. G. Michael Howard, 81, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, passed away on December 21, 2016.

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New Material Promises Benefits to Deep Space Travel

A UConn researcher has developed a new shape memory material that can help send unmanned probes to distant star systems.