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Category: UConn Engineering News March 2018

Dean Kazerounian Named a Distinguished Engineering Educator by The Engineers’ Council

During an awards ceremony held at the end of February, the School of Engineering’s Dean Kazem Kazerounian was presentedwith the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award by The Engineers’ Council, a national engineering organization based in California. According to the citation, Kazerounian received the award for his “significant contributions to engineering education, research, and industry/university engagement that respond to global trends in […]

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Husky Mentor Network: Where Advice-Seeking Students Meet Helpful Alumni Advisors

UConn Husky Mentor Network, the newly introduced advising software platform, enables introductions to occur organically between advisors and advisees. It promotes mentoring relationships that fit the developmental needs of the student, and mentorship isn’t forced – it happens on its own terms.

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Three Engineering Students Named 2018 University Scholars

The University of Connecticut recently released their list of 2018 University Scholars—and three of the 25 named are from the School of Engineering. The three students who received that designation were: Thomas Chessman, Eric Lepowsky, and Hetal Patel. The University Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious programs for undergraduates and is a great […]

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UConn’s STEM Pipeline

A simple experiment involving a water bottle filled with nitrogen and a few bendable drinking straws may be all it takes to spark an interest in science, according to Phoebe Szarek. Which is why Szarek often demonstrated the “Hero’s Engine” when she visited high schools around the state as a delegate of the School of […]

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Ask the Engineers

Got a question for the engineers? Ask away!

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Human Rights Institute and Engineering Team to Offer Human Rights Minor

The impact of engineering policy and practice on individuals and societies has often been overlooked in engineering education. Yet, engineering technologies and applications — from the extraction and processing of natural resources and manufacture of high-tech electronics to chemical processing and pollution remediation — affect the health, culture, opportunities and well-being of humans in often profound ways.

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Faculty News

Awards for Syam Nukavarapu and Barry Carter, a state appointment for Nicholas Lownes and the newest CASE Academy inductees

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Alumni News

Career changes, honors and more news from UConn alumni

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Joule Fellows Program Receives NSF Grant For RET Program

The Joule Fellows Program has received a National Science Foundation grant of $496,129 to develop a project designed to enhance engineering teaching in Connecticut high schools and, ultimately, address the ongoing decline in the number of U.S. citizens training to become engineers. For the project, entitled “RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site: The Joule Fellows: Teachers in Sustainable Technologies […]

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Alumni News

Stay in touch with the School of Engineering. Join our LinkedIn alumni group to share your latest activities and learn what your fellow graduates are doing. You may also send your news directly to Heidi Douglas, Director of Engineering Alumni Relations.

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Multiply Your Options” Conference Immerses Middle School Girls In Science, Engineering

Multiply Your Options is a daylong conference for 8th grade girls that exposes them to female role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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Dr. Ali Bazzi: Lightning Rod for Power and Energy Education

Dr. Ali Bazzi is leading UConn’s movement to reinvigorate and modernize power engineering education. An expert in power electronics, electric machines, and electric drives technologies that transform renewable energy into usable power for the commercial electric grid, Dr. Bazzi has established the Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Drives Lab …

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Jon Kaplan Receives SMART Scholarship

Biomedical Engineering senior Jonathan T. Kaplan was awarded a prestigious national Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship in August. He was one of just 150 recipients chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants, and Jon is UConn’s second student to receive a SMART scholarship. Materials Science & Engineering doctoral student Claire Weiss was a 2009 SMART recipient.

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John DeWolf Named 2006 University Teaching Fellow

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering John DeWolf was named one of four 2006-07 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellows. The award was formally announced at a gala banquet in April 2006. Up to four Teaching Fellows are honored each year by the University’s Institute for Teaching and Learning, and only four Engineering faculty have previously […]

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