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Category: UConn Engineering News July 2019

Summer Undergraduate Researcher Ian Sands ’20 (ENG)

During his summer vacation, Ian Sands (BME ’20) is researching nanoparticle drug delivery for the treatment of osteoarthritis in knee joints.

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Common Steroid Could Soften Up Tumors for Chemo

A common drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful if given beforehand, report a consortium of research institutions including the University of Connecticut.

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Meet John and Sue, The Pioneers of the Internet at UConn

In a ceremony held at the end of June, in the Information Technologies Engineering Building, John Marshall stepped up to a computer, entered a short line of code, and shut down a server that served as the last known artifact linking the University of Connecticut to its earliest connections to the internet.

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UConn’s New HuskyJet Brings 3D Printing to the Next Level

Adding on to the myriad of equipment and capabilities of the University of Connecticut’s Tech Park, the UConn National Science Foundation (NSF) SHAP3D site, and its site director, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Anson Ma, have acquired a state-of-the-art Pilot Scale industrial inkjet 3D-printer, appropriately named HuskyJet.

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A Q+A with Kevin Musco, Alumnus of the Engineering for Human Rights Initiative

Launched in 2012, The Engineering for Human Rights Initiative between the School of Engineering and the UConn Human Rights Institute is an opportunity for engineering students to immerse themselves in the world of human rights, through research and classroom time, with a focus in risk management, climate resiliency, life-cycle analysis, impact assessment, and several other synergistic topic areas. Kevin Musco, who graduated from the School of Engineering in May, with a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Human Rights, shared why he joined the program, and how a focus in human rights can help engineers.

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