Archives for 2017

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Crash Database Developed at UConn Gets National Attention

An interactive public database that provides unprecedented levels of detail for thousands of Connecticut motor vehicle crashes is drawing the attention of other states interested in replicating the model. The database was built by UConn transportation engineers and information technology experts.

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MSE Congratulates Haibo Yu as Graduate Student of the Year

Each year, the MSE faculty vote to recognize the cumulative efforts of a near-graduating Ph.D. student for Graduate Student of the Year. The Department extends its congratulations to Haibo Yu, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Professor Mark Aindow’s group, who was voted Graduate Student of the Year for 2017 from a pool of outstanding candidates.

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Honors Across Engineering

UConn Engineers receive a number of awards and accolades for the amazing work they perform. Here is a small selection of their acknowledgements.

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UConn Commencement Ceremony A Tribute To Graduating Seniors

UConn Engineering’s Commencement Ceremonies honored our graduating seniors and honorary degree recipient J. Michael McQuade.

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Two Engineering Faculty Members Receive New Award for Supporting Grad Students

The award recognizes faculty who help graduate students achieve a healthy work-life balance.

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New SPARK Program Brings STEM Education to Young Women

The new program will focus on coding, robotics and 3D printing for middle and high school students.

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Innovation Partnership Building to Open in the Fall

The new Innovation Partnership Building will thoroughly integrate UConn’s industrial partnerships with advanced research.

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UConn Researcher Receives Second MURI Award

The research is aimed at understanding how insulators behave when exposed to high electric fields.

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Senior Design Demonstration Day Highlights Undergraduate Research

Every year, engineering seniors spend the spring and fall semester at UConn designing senior projects, often working with industry partners.

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Alumni News

Keep up with Engineering alumni! From across Connecticut to around the world, UConn Engineers are making their presence known.

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Time Capsule Buried on the Grounds of the New Engineering and Science Building

The time capsule, which contains memorabilia from UConn Engineering and different technological innovations, will be opened in 100 years.

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Four Engineering Faculty Receive Early Career Awards

Three of the awards are from the National Science Foundation and one is from the Office of Naval Research.

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Academy of Distinguished Engineers Inductees for 2017

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

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Successful Eurotech Program Prepares Global Engineers

The German language and engineering program is now serving as a model for new language-based, dual-major programs.

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Size Matters for Drug Particles

An Engineering professor has uncovered new information about how particles behave in the bloodstream, which could lead to 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.