Celebrating 100 Years with Goal of 100 Scholarships
UConn’s School of Engineering is celebrating its centennial in a big way. The school, together with the UConn Foundation, has set a fundraising goal to establish 100 new scholarships.
Save the Date! SoE’s Scholarship Reception and Ceremony Is Coming
Exceptional Engineering students will be honored Sept. 16
New Scholarship for Center for Energy Innovation
Gift from German company helps UConn explore new avenues in clean energy.
Local Engineering Firm Launches Scholarship Initiative
Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill launches a scholarship
Rohan Freeman Creates Scholarship For Minority Students In Engineering
Alumnus Rohan Freeman hopes to bolster minority representation in engineering with a new scholarship.
Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Doug Hendrix
A scanning electron microscope image of a 45 rpm vinyl record from Doug’s project in MSE 3056 investigating the storage density of analog vs. digital media.
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.
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.
School Honors Top Scholars (VIDEO)
On the evening of March 22nd, the School of Engineering celebrated the academic achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students during the annual Awards Reception and Ceremony held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
BRIDGE Program: 25 Years of Success
On March 21, the School of Engineering celebrated the 25th anniversary of the BRIDGE Program, an intensive, residential summer preparedness program for entering freshmen from populations traditionally underrepresented in engineering, who have been admitted for the fall term.
The Rules of the Game
How well can you play a game without knowing the rules? Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, believed, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
At the School of Engineering, we are proud to showcase several of our engineering students from our various departments and programs.
D.E. Crow Innovation Prize Competition Announced
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce, for the second consecutive year, the D.E. Crow Innovation Prize competition aimed at encouraging and rewarding creative ideas and entrepreneurship by UConn students. This “innovation stimulus” program is made possible through the generous support of Dr. David E. Crow, professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering (ME).
Professors Remembered – E. Russell Johnston, Jr.: Educator of Distinction
The role of teacher is almost certainly the most satisfying one embodied by any academic, and few UConn professors have equaled the impact of the late E. Russell Johnston Jr., who taught Civil Engineering at UConn for 26 years (1963-’89) and served as Department Head from 1972-77.
New Scholarship Honors Top K-12 Inventors
The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and the Connecticut Invention Convention have teamed up to launch a new scholarship initiative that will sponsor 25 lucky students as they take courses through UConn’s Early College Experience (ECE).
Douglass Family Establishes Scholarship in Engineering
Alumnus Michael Douglass (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’79) and his wife, Tamela Richards, recently donated $25,000 to the University of Connecticut to establish an undergraduate scholarship in electrical engineering. Mr. Douglass is employed by Dallas-based Texas Instruments, which matched their gift 100% to create a $50,000 endowment that will support the Richard and Helen Douglass Endowed […]
Engineering Banquet Wednesday, April 9
Outstanding alumni and student scholars will be honored during the School of Engineering’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, April 9 in the Lewis B. Rome ballroom located in the South Campus complex. The evening brings together industrial sponsors and UConn School of Engineering alumni, friends, faculty and outstanding students scholars. […]
Engineering Announces Chess Match, $14K in Scholarships
Studies suggest that students who engage in chess play hone their creative, concentration, critical thinking and reasoning skills – all characteristics typical of good engineers. So the UConn School of Engineering, like Texas Tech, the University of Maryland and several other college programs across the nation, has in recent years rewarded superb chess play with […]
GE Advanced Materials Establishes $500,000 Scholarship For African American Engineering Students
In early April, the School of Engineering received a cash endowment of $500,000 for establishment of the GE Advanced Materials Endowed Scholar Program Fund, focusing on African American students. GE Advanced Materials, based in Pittsfield, MA, is a world leader in providing material solutions through engineering thermoplastics, silicon products and technology platforms, and fused quartz […]