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UConn CSE Senior Develops Facial Recognition Security for Under $80

  By: Amanda Wright, Communications Assistant, UConn School of Engineering A UConn Computer Science & Engineering senior, Trevor Phillips, has recently developed a way to create facial recognition security for under $80, using the technology found in a handicap door opening button. A facial recognition system is a computer application capable of identifying or verifying […]

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School of Engineering 4th Annual Poster Competition

 The Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) and the School of Engineering put on the 4th annual poster competition on March 9, 2018.  There were 55 students,  representing every department, who competed. The grand prize of the competition was $1000.  The competition had two rounds.  During the first round, each student competed within their department. Judges, […]

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Freshman Class Size Leaps 29%

On August 25, the School of Engineering will welcome a freshman class of nearly 500 students – over 100 more students than matriculated in fall 2007. Marty Wood, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, said “We are delighted to see such a large and highly qualified class of incoming students. These figures attest to the success […]

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Engineering Expands Study Abroad Opportunities

The School of Engineering was recently approved for membership in the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3). Global E3 provides American students the opportunity to take for-credit college coursework at an overseas partner institution located in one of 17 participating countries, and for international students at partner campuses to study at participating institutions in the […]

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Young Inventors to Compete in Storrs

On Saturday, May 3, UConn will host more than 650 youthful inventors at Gampel Pavilion in a spring rite that demonstrates the power of an inventive mind to change the world: the annual Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC). Hosted and co-sponsored by the School of Engineering, CIC is an exhibition of pragmatic problem solving among K-8 […]

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Save the Date: Open House for Admitted Students

Date: Saturday, April 12 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Place: Storrs Campus Admitted students and their parents are invited to visit the Storrs campus and learn more about the School of Engineering, our 12 degree programs, faculty and resources. General information sessions will take place in Gampel Pavilion. Attendees may then stroll to our […]

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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. […]

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Engineering Tagged to Lead Transportation Security Research Network

On February 26, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the School of Engineering has been named the research lead among seven newly-crowned national centers in transportation security (CETS). The School will receive at least $500,000 for first-year activities. U.S. Senators Joseph Lieberman and Christopher Dodd championed the selection of UConn and joined […]

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School Seeks New Director for Center for Clean Energy Engineering

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education Mehdi Anwar announced that the School of Engineering has launched a search for a permanent Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2). The C2E2, established in 2001 with significant investment from Connecticut Innovations and Connecticut industry, is housed in a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility located at the […]

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Dean Smith Introduces Joe Hanrahan, Director of Development

Interim Dean of Engineering Erling Smith named Joseph Hanrahan as the new Director of Development for the School of Engineering. Mr. Hanrahan joins the School as Director of Development following a 15-year career with Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT, a private boarding and college prep school. Mr. Hanrahan received a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies from […]

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Alumni and Faculty Join in Celebration

More than 100 engineering alumni, faculty and University officials attended the December 7 holiday reception at the historic Hartford Club. The evening event afforded alumni the opportunity to chat with faculty about cutting-edge research and to network with fellow graduates from across the decades. In his welcoming remarks, Interim Dean Erling Smith invited attendees to […]

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Engineering Goes to School: the Galileo Project

On June 13, 14 seniors from Somers High School brought three electric cars to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT for an endurance race in which they competed against 15 other vehicles for the top laurels in the Connecticut Electrathon Challenge. Unlike some contenders, the Somers team both designed and built their vehicles, which are […]

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