Alumni News for July 2018
From moving up the career ladder, to awards, our alumni are making their mark on the world! Check out some of their recent notable achievements in this latest installment of UConn Engineering’s Alumni News.
UConn Bridge Repair Could Save The Connecticut Taxpayer Millions of Dollars
Over the past few years, the application of ultra high-performance concrete has gained traction in structural engineering. This material has allowed UConn Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Arash Zaghi, and his Ph.D. students, Kevin McMullen, Alexandra Hain, and Dominic Kruszewski, the ability to develop an alternative bridge repair that could save millions of dollars, avoid large-scale shutdowns, and regain the original strength of a beam.
New UConn Driving Simulator Provides Data, Learnings for Transportation Industry
Hidden in a tucked-away side room in the Longley Building is a dark and cold space housing a full-sized 2014 Ford Fusion. Surrounding the car are six screens projecting a cityscape, not unlike the downtowns of the 169 towns and cities spread across Connecticut. While the car looks like a fully-functioning automobile, the intention of the car is not for transportation, but simulation.
New Engineering Program Aims to Attract the Most Talented Entrepreneurs to Connecticut
In a push to attract highly talented entrepreneurs from around the world to the state of Connecticut, UConn is launching a new Master’s of Engineering in Global Entrepreneurship, the first engineering-focused entrepreneurial graduate degree in the state.
UConn Engineering Selects First Female Department Head in School’s 102-year History
The University of Connecticut School of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Maria Chrysochoou, a talented scientist, teacher, and academic leader, to the position of department head for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Chrysochoou, when she assumes her new role at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester, will become the first female department head in the School’s 102-year history.