Category: UConn Engineering News March 2018

New Advanced Manufacturing Program Aims to Develop The Next Generation of Engineering Leaders

In a nationally-competitive proposal process, UConn School of Engineering was one of only two schools in the country to receive funds to train the next generation of advanced manufacturing leaders. As a result of this funding, the School of Engineering will start a master’s-level Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems (AMES) program, with classes commencing in the fall 2018 semester.

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Tough Engineering Classes Forged These CEOS

The School of Engineering’s main classroom building produced an unusual number of CEOs from chemical engineering in the early ’80s.

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Philanthropist Peter J. Werth Commits $22.5 Million to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come. “Peter’s transformative and historic commitment cements his legacy as a most generous friend to UConn,” said Josh Newton, President and CEO, UConn Foundation. “As a steadfast UConn supporter […]

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Huey Named New Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Bryan Huey has been promoted to department head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, effective December 1, 2017.  Dr. Huey will be taking over the role from Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, who has been  department head since 2013. Huey is a professor of materials science and engineering, […]

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Lauren Vitti Hones Leadership Skills within Engineering Sorority

While pursuing a challenging Engineering Physics/Materials Science major, fourth-year student Lauren Vitti still carves out time for her sorority, the six-year old Theta chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a national engineering women’s social organization. At the UConn campus, Phi Sigma Rho affords female engineering students an academic and social support network that strengthens their sense […]

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Katherine Etter: Finding the Balance – Engineering, Political Leadership and Mentoring

Biomedical Engineering student Katherine “Kade” Etter (Spring ’08) is sharpening her mastery of juggling, a skill that will serve her well in her career – whether medicine or law, or a marriage of both. Careful time management and focus allow Kade to balance competing demands in her roles as Senior Development Advisor of the Undergraduate […]

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Focus on Alumni: Mark Vergnano

For alumnus Mark Vergnano, who has built an enviable 26-year career with chemical giant E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Inc., his UConn Chemical Engineering education honed his analytical acumen and helped him succeed in a career blending engineering and business leadership. “I believe that an engineering background gave me the advantage to approach problems in […]

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