Foundations of Engineering Class Participates in the “Marshmallow Challenge”
Students pair off to build a self-supporting tower in just 18 minutes, using only uncooked spaghetti, masking tape, and dental floss.
UConn Students Learn about NUWC Newport’s Cutting-Edge Programs During Tour
Amid a few humorous anecdotes and movie references, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Coughlin had some sage advice for the 30 or so University of Rhode Island and University of Connecticut engineering students who visited the Division on March 23. “Wherever you go to work, make sure the quality of […]
Professor Alpay Named GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
By: Amanda Olavarria The UConn Board of Trustees recently appointed MSE Professor Pamir Alpay as the General Electric (GE) Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Maryland. Dr. Alpay joined UConn’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2001 and from 2013 to 2017 he served as the Head of […]
Student-Athlete Strong: Matthew Dagenais
By Susan Twiss, University Communications UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field or on-court achievements, but there’s an equally important – often unseen – dimension to the student-athlete. UConn Today’s Student-Athlete Strong series highlights the academic prowess of selected high-achieving student-athletes and provides an inside look at their lives beyond their sport. Matthew Dagenais ’19 […]
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 […]
New Engineering-Business Joint Degree Now Available To Students
Starting this fall, students can work toward a combined Master’s in Business and Engineering
Hacking For Health At The 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon
UConn and Yale team up to hash out some healthcare-improving ideas
Three Engineering Faculty Members Named 2014 CASE Members
Drs. Shvartsman, Tehranipoor and Chon are SoE’s news CASE inductees
Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track, University Leaders Say
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium takes off
Researchers Explore the Potential of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete To Repair Bridges
How super concrete can make our bridges safer
Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers
UConn’s Brian Huey is helping create low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers
Researchers Look At Engineering Education For ADHD Students
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), studies suggest, are more creative and more willing to take risks. A team of researchers say it’s those traits that are exactly what the field of engineering needs, but the traditional model of teaching is driving away potential pioneers in the field.
Of Interest to Entrepreneurial Engineers: Advice on Patents
UConn is sponsoring a daylong event on patents, innovations and how to grow your company.
From the SoE Archives: Pioneering ME Prof. John N. Fitts
Yes, we’re “engineering the future,” but we also occasionally look back
UConn SoE In The News
UConn Engineering faculty, alumni and students all made the news
Dr. S. Pamir Alpay and Dr. Laurent Michel in the news
Ask the Engineers: Goals For 2015
You have questions, engineers have answers
New Scholarship for Center for Energy Innovation
Gift from German company helps UConn explore new avenues in clean energy.
Video: Engineering Week Preview
Engineering Week is on the way. This video tells you what to expect.
Ask the Engineers
Got a question for the engineers? Ask away!
VIDEO: See What’s Happening Here at the SoE!
An eye-catching video of the innovations and fun that happen here at SoE
New Human Rights Minor Explores the Social Impact of Engineering
New track of courses for human rights minor explores social impacts of engineering
From the SoE Archives: Happy Dodranscentennial, Castleman Building!
“Engineering the Future” is the motto here, but it’s always a good idea to occasionally look back.
Back on Earth, and Back on Campus: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Talks About Life in Space
Astronaut and UConn alum Rick Mastracchio was on campus Tuesday to talk about his career and the particulars of everyday life on the Space Station.
New Collaboration to Create World-Class Microscopy Center
UConn and FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and materials science research
Bioinformatics Researchers Develop Personalized Vaccines to Treat Cancer Patients Nov. 10
Ion Mandoio of the CSE Is a co-PI for research with the potential to dramatically change how we treat cancer in the future.
UConn Engineering Honors Fifteen
During a gala event on May 1st at the Storrs campus, the School of Engineering honored 15 exceptional alumni as 2014 inductees into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
UConn and CL&P Team To Better Predict Storm Damage
New damage prediction modeling technology developed by a team of UConn environmental engineers is now able to provide CL&P customized information in advance of a storm to allow the company to better plan and prepare.
MSE Professor Cato T. Laurencin Elected 2014 MRS Fellow
By Giorgina Paiella Congratulations to Dr. Cato Laurencin, who was recently selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The Materials Research Society is an organization comprised of materials researchers from academia, government, and industry. This global community of researchers aims to advance materials research worldwide through vibrant and diverse membership, collaboration among […]
$500K NSF Grant Awarded to Dr. Bing Wang, UConn Health Center
Dr. Bing Wang, an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was awarded a grant for close to $500,000 for her project proposed to the National Science Foundation.
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Alumni Invited to Tour Senior Design Day Exhibition on May 2nd
Do you remember your senior-year engineering project? Chances are, if you graduated ten or more years ago, today’s Senior Design, a two-semester course where student project teams solve real-life engineering problems for industry and government sponsors, is a far cry from your experience.
Women Engineers Conference Inspires a New Generation
Wintry weather failed to dampen spirits at the “Celebration of Women in Engineering,” a daylong conference exploring the challenges of women engineering the future held Tuesday, February 18 in conjunction with national Engineers Week.
National Engineers Week Activities Planned
This year’s national Engineers Week will be celebrated February 16-22. UConn Engineering will host activities throughout the week to familiarize non-engineers with the enormous contributions engineers make to our everyday lives, from our cell phones and notebook devices to sustainable new energy technologies, personalized medicine and advanced manufacturing.
Scholarship Honors Dr. Owen Devereux
A new scholarship fund has been established in memory of the late, beloved Owen F. Devereux, who led the Metallurgy Department at UConn from 1983-98 and served as a distinguished faculty member for over three decades. The Owen Devereux Scholarship in Materials Science & Engineering will be awarded to two exceptional undergraduate students each year.
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.
Tech Forum to Showcase Student Research
What are engineering students researching and inventing in faculty labs? How can their research be used to improve your products, quality of life, economic impact?
The Pocket Protector: Pocket Squares and Paparazzi
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences got it wrong. No, it’s not about Jean Dujardin beating out best buds George Clooney and Brad Pitt to win Best Actor by uttering just two words or missing the chance for an Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis double header for their fabulous performances in The Help.
Alums: Communications Pioneers
The University of Connecticut has produced more than a few “household names” in the sciences, engineering and innovation arenas, many of them visionaries whose contributions underpin today’s leading technologies. One of the University’s most renowned graduates is Daniel E. Noble (‘29), who is widely regarded as a pioneer in mobile communications and semiconductors.
Aeronautical Pioneer Igor Sikorsky Sr. Remembered by Sons
Brothers Nicholai Sikorsky and Igor Sikorsky Jr. recently visited the University of Connecticut to speak to the Management & Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) class about their father, aeronautical pioneer Igor Sikorsky Sr.
Engineering Ambassadors Reach Out to Students
Over 100 children from the Windham School District in Connecticut, among the most underserved communities in the state, visited UConn Saturday, February 4th for a singular “Explore Science and Engineering Day” that immersed them in a range of fun learning activities aimed at expanding their awareness of STEM subjects.
Cheney Students Blast Off [Video]
During the fall 2011 semester, Howell Cheney Technical High School freshmen explored a number of exciting engineering concepts with Chemical Engineering doctoral student Neil Spinner, including an egg drop (profiled last month) and a bottle rocket experiment.
From Engineering To Patent Judge
After graduating with an electrical engineering degree from UConn in 1993, Judge Jean R. Homere discovered by happenstance the field of patent law – a field that he believes to be largely unknown among engineering students across the country, despite the many exceptional opportunities it stands to offer them. Currently an Administrative Patent Judge at the […]