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Category: UConn Engineering News August 2019

Enhanced Tree Trimming Reduces Storm-Related Power Outages, UConn Study Finds

Enhanced tree trimming reduces the number of power outages during storms by 16 to 48 percent, according to a study from the Eversource Energy Center recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Electric Power Systems Research.

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Four Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards in 2019

Four UConn Engineering professors received Faculty Early Career Development Awards from the National Science Foundation this year, one of the highest honors a junior science or engineering faculty member can receive.

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Summer REU Students Immerse Themselves in Entrepreneurship

Each year, students from across the country apply to the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program, gaining experience in a myriad of different subject areas. In the summer of 2019, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering hosted a select group of 10 engineering students, who hailed from UConn, as well as multiple other schools across the country, and tasked them with conceptualizing innovative entrepreneurial ventures.

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Juggling Athletics and Engineering? It’s All About Balance for Botsis

For many in college, the prospect of adding the time and effort that comes with being a Division I athlete on top of homework, classes, and extra-curriculars seems like a daunting balancing act—but hundreds of University of Connecticut student-athletes go through this every year. Compound that balancing act with a challenging and demanding engineering curriculum, and the task might seem insurmountable. But for Chanell Botsis, a senior biomedical engineering student and UConn Track and Field athlete, the balancing act is neither insurmountable nor daunting.

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Shor and Alpay Appointed Associate Deans For School of Engineering

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Leslie Shor to the position of Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research and the creation of a new position—Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships—which will be filled by Dr. Pamir Alpay.

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