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Four CAREER Awards in 2010, 28 Total

Since January 2010, four engineering faculty members have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Development Awards in diverse research areas. With these new grants, CAREER awards in the UConn School of Engineering total 28.

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Engineering Lands $3.3M to Support Innovative Educational Program

A faculty team that includes engineering professors Douglas Cooper, Kazem Kazerounian, Mun Y. Choi, Marty Wood along with Ruth Washington of Molecular & Cell Biology — has received $3.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two novel integrated programs that enfold UConn graduate and undergraduate students, and technical high school students and their teachers in cross-cutting sustainable engineering research as well as college scholarships.

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MURI Award to Develop Advanced Capacitors

Three UConn faculty members are collaborating on a major, multi-institutional project that recently received over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

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The Next Generation of Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

UConn was among seven institutions designated as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) in the Improving America’s Security Act of 2007. Dr. Michael Accorsi is the Director of the Center for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure and oversees the five projects that UConn is currently engaged in.

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Clinical Trials Favorable for Novel Breast Cancer Detection Device

A novel imaging device developed at the University of Connecticut is showing favorable results in an expanded clinical trial and could significantly reduce physicians’ reliance on breast biopsies.

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Space Heroes Wow UConn Crowd

On Friday, June 4th, the School of Engineering hosted a special presentation by alumnus and NASA astronaut Richard Mastracchio, who was joined by two retired Hamilton Sundstrand engineers, Donald Rethke (aka “Dr. Flush”) and Richard Wilde. The all-star event took place before a rapt audience of more than 300 people of all ages that included alumni as well as eager school children.

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UConn Named a Center of Excellence

The University of Connecticut was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) during the spring. The designation, for the academic years 2010-2015, was announced by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. UConn is the first institution in Connecticut to receive the designation.

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Interdisciplinary Team Receives GAANN Award

A team of faculty researchers, headed by UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, has secured a nearly $400,000 Department of Education Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant in the area of cloud computing.

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Geometric Skeletons

That is the premise behind Dr. Horea Ilies’ new grant from the National Science Foundation. An assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ilies has proposed a new way to define classes and families of skeletons that characterize, describe and manipulate geometry.

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