Category: Women in Engineering

New Program Immerses Teens in STEM Challenges

Girls from junior high through high school sit at the pool’s edge, some dangling their feet in the water, all focused intently on operating underwater robots using the remote controls in their hands.

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New SPARK Program Brings STEM Education to Young Women

The new program will focus on coding, robotics and 3D printing for middle and high school students.

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Video Profile: Stephanie Knowlton, BME Graduate Student Researcher

Stephanie Knowlton’s PH.D. research uses 3D printing to solve real world problems. One of her devices uses magnets to separate cells for diagnostic purposes.

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Stephanie Bendtsen’s Research for Regeneration

Stephanie Bendtsen is a Ph.D. candidate in materials science working with innovative biomaterials.

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UConn Students Show Middle Schoolers How Fun Engineering Is at Science Center

Vanessa DeJesus examined a human skull, slowly turning it over in her hands at the Connecticut Science Center on a recent November night. She was trying to figure out whether the skull was from a man or a woman based on clues a couple of biomedical engineering UConn students gave her.

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Topping-out UConn’s Newest Residence Hall

A milestone in the construction of UConn’s newest residence hall was marked on Monday with a topping-out ceremony. As the first project begun under the auspices of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, the event signified a milestone for the state as well. Known as the STEM Residence Hall for planning purposes, the building will be […]

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New McNair Scholar Adam Eichen Gains Inspiration from Obstacles

It was a traumatic accident his junior year of high school that inspired Adam Eichen to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. Today, the talented sophomore’s drive and determination to earn an advanced degree in his field have secured him a spot among the ranks of the newly established UConn McNair Scholars.

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Shidler Family Establishes Scholarship

Alumnus Douglas Shidler (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’83) and his wife, Trish Shidler, have pledged funds to establish the Shidler Scholarship for Engineering. The scholarship will target full-time undergraduate engineering students who maintain good academic standing and are in need of financial support. Summarizing his family’s philosophy, Doug said “There is a time to learn, a […]

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Quing Zhu Awarded $500,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Annually, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the fifth leading cause of death among American women, killing over 40,000 yearly. Dr. Quing Zhu, associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is a leading researcher in breast cancer diagnosis using novel techniques for detection. Dr. Zhu was recently awarded $500,000 […]

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