Dear UConn Engineering community:
Today, the first day of classes, we are on the precipice of a historic semester. While the world around us is increasingly changing, we must remain focused on getting through our semester healthy and successful. As I have communicated with you in past, we will engage in profound conversations and take on complex issues such as student mental health, diversity and equity.
To our brand new students, faculty, and staff: Welcome. UConn Engineering is a unique and rewarding environment. Get engaged, meet new colleagues and friends, and make sure you look out for each other, because at times, having people to lean on will make all the difference.
To all of our returning community members, you have worked amazingly hard to prepare for this semester. I cannot wait to see what things you accomplish this year. While we might not be at full strength yet, it is the job of an engineer to find solutions among challenges, and because of that, I think we will thrive.
As we go through the semester, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance. Beginning on September 8th, I will be hosting virtual office hours on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 PM via WebEx. Most importantly, stay well and good luck!
Professor and Dean
School of Engineering
University of Connecticut