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Ask The Engineers: What Inspired You To Become An Engineer?

Got a question? SoE engineers have answers.

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Local Engineering Firm Launches Scholarship Initiative

Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill launches a scholarship

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UConn, Ethiopia Working Together To Solve Water Problems

When UConn formed a partnership with five Ethiopian universities, the goal was to develop new ideas to alleviate the serious water-related problems in that country. Just a few years later, those ideas are already forthcoming. At the Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (EIWR) – a centerpiece of the UConn-Ethiopia partnership – one student’s final paper stood […]

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Around Engineering

Exciting developments are always percolating within UConn Engineering. Read a few of the highlights here, from outstanding staff service awards to engaged students and pre-students who are making important contributions.

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Faculty News

Our engineering faculty members are respected leaders in research, instruction and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Read about some recent honors here.

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Faculty News

Our engineering faculty members are respected leaders in research, instruction and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Some recent laurels are described here.

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UConn Helps Inaugurate Ethiopian Institute for Water Resources

The Ethiopian Institute for Water Resources (EIWR) was formally inaugurated during a ceremony at Addis Ababa University on February 15th, 2012. Officials from UConn, including Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi and Vice President for Research Suman Singha, as well as top officials from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education, participated in the festivities.

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Editor’s Corner

Editor’s Corner profiles top journals edited by our faculty members. Today, we highlight the editorial contributions of Dr. Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou, Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, who serves as Associate Editor of the Open Environmental Engineering Journal and Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment and as a member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Forensics.

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UConn Engineers Without Borders: Making a Difference

On February 24, about 30 people gathered at the Student Union to recognize and celebrate the important work performed in the last year by the UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Members of EWB presented their current projects and described the ways in which they are attempting to change the lives of people in some of the most impoverished communities in the world.

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A Strategic Plan for Brownfield Redevelopment in Connecticut

A team of researchers associated with the Center for Transportation and Livable Systems is developing a decision support system that will help Connecticut’s local and state governments develop a strategic plan for brownfield redevelopment in the state.

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UConn EWB: Recon in Nicaragua

Four members of the UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) traveled to Nicaragua this summer to lay the groundwork for a roadway reconstruction project aimed at providing a vital link between an impoverished shantytown and the colonial city of Granada.

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Strengthening the Foundations of Our Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security has a chief interest in understanding and modeling soil responses to dynamic processes, levee systems, and explosions. To answer the call, UConn’s geotechnical team of Maria Chrysochoou, Dipanjan Basu, and Amvrossios Bagtzoglou went to work.

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Seniors Prove Mettle at Design Expo

On Friday, April 30th, graduating seniors showcased the culminating projects of their undergraduate years in a once-yearly expo that draws visitors from across the region. This year, for the first time, Senior Design Demonstration day was staged in the venerable Wilbur Cross building. There, scores of student teams discussed their projects, demonstrated prototype models and enthused about the experience of solving real-world engineering challenges.

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Appointments

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi announced a number of appointments and reappointments for the coming year. Dr. Amvrossios “Ross” Bagtzoglou was appointed Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Rajeev Bansal was appointed Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Dr. Baki Cetegen was reappointed Head of Mechanical Engineering; and Dr. Donald R. Peterson was appointed Director of Graduate […]

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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 […]

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Five Engineering Faculty Elected to CASE

Five engineering faculty members have been elected to membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). They will be inducted during the CASE annual meeting, to take place May 20th at the New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks. The new members-elect are: Mark Aindow, professor of Materials Science in the Department of Chemical, […]

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Seniors Demo Novel Design Projects

Spring days on the Storrs campus are bustling and often intense as students complete their coursework and finish projects in preparation for final exams. One of the most important and defining spring rites is the capstone engineering Senior Design Expo, which took place this year on Friday, May 1 across four buildings. The demonstrations are […]

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10 Faculty Approved for Tenure, Promotion

In April, Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi announced that the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the tenure and promotion of 10 engineering faculty: Amvrossios Bagtzoglou – promoted to full professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department John Chandy – promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Electrical & Computer Engineering […]

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Engineers Without Borders Chapter Nets Official Designation

The UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has gained official recognition from the national organization, clearing the way for the small chapter to proceed with an engineering remediation project that could improve the lives of over 1,000 impoverished people in rural Nicaragua. Chapter president Nathan Barlow (Chemical Engineering), Nathaniel Bergan (Civil Engineering) and Dave […]

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Dr. Anagnostou Awarded NASA Precipitation Grant

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and co-PI Dr. Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, were awarded over $433,000 to conduct research intended to improve flood prediction using satellite data. The three-year grant was awarded by NASA under the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a program that supports […]

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