Alumni News for January 2019


Steven E. DeLisle (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering, ’95; M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, ’98) joined Monster Worldwide Inc. as chief technology officer. He will be responsible for all aspects of the global technology organization, including infrastructure, business applications, security, product engineering and architecture. Previously, DeLisle led a global team of over 500 engineers in his role as vice president of Engineering, Watson Commerce and Supply Chain at IBM.


Jacquelynn K. Garofano (Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, ‘11) has been selected Program Manager in the prestigious Margaret Ingels Engineering Development Program at United Technologies. Named after the first American woman to receive a professional degree in mechanical engineering, it is UTC’s new entry-level rotational program for top engineering associates around the world sponsored by the Chief Technology Officer.


Craig S. Slavtcheff (B.S. Chemical Engineering, ’90) has been appointed vice president and head of Research and Development at Campbell Soup Company. He will lead the company’s entire R&D organization, as well as its science and technology, regulatory, nutrition and culinary teams. A member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for The American Institute of Baking, Slavtcheff has been awarded dozens of patents in his career.


Edgar B. Sweet, PE (B.S. Civil Engineering, ‘80) has rejoined Novara GeoSolutions, a CHA company, as associate vice president and director of Compliance and Integrity Management. In that role, Sweet will help expand, direct and manage the company’s consulting in the areas of regulatory compliance and assurance, asset integrity management, safety management systems, and operational improvements. He earned M.S. in Management at Lesley University.


Funding Opportunity

Are you a UConn alumnus involved in a startup seeking early stage funding? The UConn Innovation Fund invests up to $100K in CT startups tied to research, advanced technologies, or innovations developed at UConn. The next application deadline is January 31st, 2019. Visit for information on the fund and how to apply. Please email if you have any questions.


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