Global Warming is Increasing Rainfall Rates
The world is warming because humans are emitting heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
A Promise Fulfilled: the Story of the Stern Family
A UConn Alum honored her parents by making a scholarship for women engineers.
New Partnership Brings High End Research Equipment to UConn
Anton Paar is providing UConn with a new high-end rheometer.
Student Perspective: Q&A With Vincent Turnier
Engineering freshman Vincent Turnier discusses his path to UConn and his impressions so far.
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.
Centennial Celebration and Upcoming Events
One hundred years ago, UConn first offered a four-year engineering degree program. Now we’re celebrating the impressive strides we’ve made in that century. We have grown from a small program designed to support agriculture to a cutting edge school with exceptional academics and advanced facilities, UConn Engineering has had an outstanding journey. UConn has played an important part in engineering the present and crafting the future, from fighter planes and submarines used in World War II to state-of-the-art flexible sensors.
Engineering Celebrates 100 years!
In 2016 we turn 100 years old. Join us in celebrating our ascent to leadership in industry-relevant education and research. From a modest beginning supporting agriculture, it has evolved into a superb program distinguished by an outstanding faculty, students and industry support.
UConn Joins Flexible Hybrid Electronics Research Consortium
The University of Connecticut is one of several leading public research universities that will support a new national manufacturing institute for flexible hybrid electronics, an emerging manufacturing field that is expected to revolutionize the electronics industry.
A Capitol Event, From Hexacopters To Liquid Nitrogen Marshmallows
They came for the ice cream, but stayed for the dazzling displays of technology at the State Capitol Building
Mark Aramli ’97, Richard Fu ’06, Kimberly Better Thompson ’96, and Joseph A. Wolanski ’13 are all featured in this issue’s Alumni News
Leslie Shor Named a DuPont Young Professor
DuPont names Dr. Leslie Shor, who specializes in recreating very small habitats, a 2014 Young Professor
NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program Renewed
For the second time, UConn has received NSF funding for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program, which fellowships for underrepresented students pursuing Ph.D.s in STEM disciplines.
DuPont’s Mark Vergnano: From UConn to Global Leader
In January, Mark P. Vergnano (B.S. Chemical Engineering, ’80), Executive Vice President of DuPont, was named to become Chief Executive Officer of DuPont’s $8 billion Performance Chemicals segment, which will be spun off during the second quarter of 2015 as a stand-alone company.
HPC Center Keeps Researchers on Track
At UConn, many researchers employ parallel computational techniques to solve problems, and they are reliant upon UConn’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to carry out their work.
USAID/HED Funding Renewed for Ethiopia Capacity Building Project
A multidisciplinary, multi-university project aimed at building a skilled workforce and educational capacity within Ethiopia’s universities in the area of sustainable water resource management has received over $1.35 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development/Higher Education for Development to continue its work. Since its official inception in 2010, the project has received nearly $2.5 million in USAID-HED funding.
Student Team Proposes Rainwater Solution for South Campus
An interdisciplinary team of students has proposed an innovative solution to the problem of stormwater runoff from UConn’s South Campus dormitory complex in response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency student competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge.
Engineering Captures Top Environmental Honors
Dr. Allison MacKay, doctoral student Udayarka Karra, and UConn’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders – Nicaragua Team, along with undergraduate Nirav Patel and Ph.D. student Carlo Santoro, were honored recently during the 2010-2012 Environmental Leadership Awards ceremony.
Team Works to Improve Agricultural Productivity
Drs. Leslie Shor (CMBE) and Dan Gage (MCB) recently received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two cross-disciplinary projects focus on different aspects of microbial activity in soil, leading to a better understanding of soil microbial activity that could inform agricultural management techniques.
Team to Sequence Poultry Viruses
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UConn and Georgia State University received more than $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop computational methods enabling the characterization of genomic diversity of a particularly contagious avian bronchial virus.
Senior Design Project Inspires Start-Up For Graduates
Armed with a novel product developed for their senior design project, a penchant for hard work and a creative vision, two young alumni, Mike Gionfriddo and Chris Ladden (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’06) founded a company on the eve of graduation. The open source company, Liquidware (www.liquidware.com) emerged from the success of their Digital Dashboard […]
Faculty Helping Ethiopia Develop Water Infrastructure
What commodity is more valuable than all the gems, money, precious metals and wealth on Earth? Water. In the drought-ravaged expanse of Ethiopia, a sign in front of the Ministry of Water Resources (Addis Ababa) states simply: “Water is Life!!” In April, a large multi-institutional team of researchers from UConn and Ethiopian universities was awarded […]
Big Blue Goes Green Under Environmental Leader Nunes
Alumna Sharon Nunes (M.S., Ph.D., Materials Science, ’80, ’83) relishes her role as Vice President of Big Green Innovations in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group (STG). The initiative, unveiled in early 2007, positions IBM as a world leader in developing and propagating environmental conservation strategies and analytical techniques across the technology sector. Big Green Innovations […]
UConn Announces Sustainable Energy Symposium
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that a Sustainable Energy Symposium will take place at the University of Connecticut on March 31 and April 1, 2008. The evolving program will include in-depth workshops on biofuels, fuel cells, investment, regulatory and public policy, climate change, legislative activities, plant science and bioenergy agriculture, and other […]
MacKay Research Examines Impact of Antibiotics in Environment
Research conducted by associate professor Allison MacKay (Civil & Environmental Engineering) is aimed at helping scientists better understand how antibiotics and other organic compounds enter the nation’s waterways, disperse and change over time. In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published disturbing findings from a study of water and fish in tributaries of the Potomac […]